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Mono Monday-Encased in crystal

Title – ‘Encased in soda crystal’

Wow, it’s Monday again already. The time seems to be flying by these days.

So I thought I’d offer up something a little different today. After the the first two weeks both being candid street photography I felt a change was needed to mix it up a bit. What you see here is a silver charm bracelet that had been left in a bowl of soda crystals over the course of a weekend. Once the water had evaporated the soda gradually formed crystals around the bracelet ending up in an interesting abstract form. This wasn’t done purposely for  the sake of art, rather it was a happy accident created by a work colleague forgetting to take it out of the bowl before going home.

Being something that happened at work meant that I didn’t have my SLR with me, but I did have my new HTC android phone and this gave me a great opportunity to try and do something a little more creative with it. I used the Vignette app with the Ilford Black and white setting and one of the grunge borders.

‘The best camera is the one you have with you’, so the saying goes.

Which handily allows me to plug a new side project I’ve embarked on based entirely on using my phone for taking pictures, I’m calling it ‘Cellpix’. I’m certainly not the first person to do this but what the heck, I’m going to have fun with it. You can find it at http://davewares.tumblr.com and I’d be very pleased if you could pop on over and take a look.

As always, comments are very welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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