...these two beauties!
I know you are not at all surprised, at least you shouldn't be. I've written, a time or two, about my obsession with silver.
The goblets were in horrible shape when I found them at a yard sale. I should have taken "before" photos, but I didn't want you to get the wrong impression about their loveliness. And they are lovely.
They have a few bad spots, but that's okay. Most beautiful things have some sort of flaw, right?
One thing to know. I shot these photos with my big girl camera, the Canon 5D Mark II. LOVE this camera! Anyway, I used my 50mm lens with it set on 1.8 aperture. This is what gives you a crisp close up and blurred background (short depth of field).
Silver is very (and I do mean very) reflective, ESPECIALLY when using natural light, which I use to take the shots for my blog. We have a wall of windows and I like to take advantage of those. After reviewing the 20+ photos I took of these goblets, I found that I could only use a few. The close-up photos were so reflective with the natural light that they blurred on themselves. Does that make any sense? They had sort of a foggy haze. So, I had to pull back to shoot and crop the image for the close-ups.
It was interesting since I've been shooting for over 20 years and have never seen that. Of course, I've always primarily shot portraits and no one's face is reflective enough to haze over. At least not that I've seen. :-)
So, in addition to looking at beautiful silver goblets, you get a little photo lesson. Another two-fer! :-)