Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Finds Sept 5

It's Friday Finds and where did the week go? I'm linking up with Kim on her new website!
I have two great finds this week. Antiques and a backdrop that you can get online.

I found this adorable retro set at a large gathering of antique and junk shops. At first I wasn't thrilled with the color, but for the price I wasn't going to give it a second thought. Thinking I would fill the pitcher with a few of the remaining sunflowers from the yard, my mind was changed as I looked at all the purple in my beds. It would look even better than the sunflowers, but this was a 'farewell' to them. So they had to be included. (A sad little bouquet from this angle.)
Textured with kk_Everyday.
Before texture. 1/30 sec at f/8 ISO 1600

I actually got a lot of mileage from this flower picking which you'll see a lot of if you follow me on Instagram or check out my feed in the sidebar over the next few days.
Here's just a few, all shot with my Canon.
 1/90 sec at f/5.6 ISO 3200

 1/30 sec at f/5.6 ISO 1000

 1/90 sec at f/5.6 ISO 1600

1/60 sec at f/4.5 ISO 1250
I shot in aperture priority mode and you can tell from my metadata that I didn't have much light coming in the window. I think I am finally ready to play a little more with manual settings.

Another great find was my backdrop! It is from Leen the Graphics Queen. Looks like real worn white boards, right? It is is a reproduction printed on a vinyl printed sheet. I got two, the other is great chippy paint with a mixture of colors (blues, some turquoise, a little green). You can find them both here.
They are 28" x 28", which is a perfect size to cover my kitchen island for a little food photography too.

Linking up with Kim for Friday Finds


  1. Cute little vintage vases, love the background such cool finds this week Roxi and such great edits.

  2. I love the vintage vases! Your flower images are beautiful, so many wonderful angles. The background paper looks amazing. I would never have guessed that was paper! Can you guess what my next prop purchase will be?

  3. SO many variations- love it! You have created some beautiful images. I've heard of making prints of barnwood etc. to use as backgrounds- I love that this comes on vinyl. Very cool!

  4. Oh, I'm loving all of these Roxi! I love the color combination here so much.

  5. All so lovely but the above one just perfect...

  6. What a fantastic set of vases! and all your edits are so gorgeous ... and so is your bouquet ... and what a fascinating background - thanks for the tip!

  7. Lovely, lovely photos Roxi ! Love your retro finds and the backdrop looks so real ! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Gosh love those backdrops. I must check them out.

  9. Great finds Roxi and GORGEOUS images!

  10. Lovely photos, Roxy. The weathered wood backdrop looks amazing. What a great find! And the retro set looks great, especially with the way you've processed the photos. All the best, Bonny

  11. Did not know these backdrops existed! Amazing idea and so real looking. But I love the flower photos, the colors, the purple and yellow combination.


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