We met at Bead Soup, a fantastic bead store in Savage, MD. What makes a bead store fantastic? Having beads is one thing, but Bead Soup's owner, Kathy, seems to have a knack for creating really fun/unique/inventive events that attract many of the beaders in the area! Sometimes there is a theme, or a lesson, or a special activity, and sometimes it's just for the simple act of beading together. Today was the latter, a beading circle, to hang out and just bead and work on whatever you are working on! It's so great to be around other creative spirits and see all the bead work!
Since I didn't have an ongoing project to work on today, I made a pair of earrings during the beading circle. I used some rather delicious metallic purple charlottes, size 15. Everyone commented on how pretty those charlottes are! I agreed and admitted I've been using them a lot, because I love them so much....but then I complained that, in general I like purple, but I find it very difficult to photograph. Maryanne emphatically agreed!! She mentioned that she'd once read that photographing purple on a green background helps, but marginally.
So, just for the fun of it today, I decided to photograph these purple earrings on various colored backgrounds.
It's true - the green background seemed to give me the truest representation of the actual color.
So tell me other beaders out there? How do YOU photograph purple??
___________________________________________________On another subject....my friend David Guas, chef & owner of Bayou Bakery in VA, who I worked with for a decade, has been nominated by Food & Wine Magazine as best chef in the mid-Atlantic.
here, on the F&W site!