Day 16—Just Ducky

Today’s daily challenge is to “use a prop.” I decided to use the little rubber ducky that lives on the granite shower ledge. This is my only bathroom decor and I thought it would be perfect for the “prop” challenge. As I fiddled with posing the little guy, I realized that the purpose of the “prop” is to enhance the subject of the photo, not to BE the subject of the photo. What now? Aaah! I needed a prop! I remembered I still have a bunch of little paper drink umbrellas from some long-forgotten project (or maybe from my mai tai fiasco, but that’s another story) so I got one, affixed it to the ducky with, appropriately enough, “Duck Brand” duct tape; and now my prop, which is now the subject of the photo, had a prop. I experimented with different apertures because I was trying to decide whether to have the drops on the glass become bokeh or still be obvious water drops. I think this pose looks as if the rubber ducky is noticing I forgot to squeegee the shower and the obvious drops still are sort of bokeh-ish.

Focal Length 35mm
ISO 100

2 thoughts on “Day 16—Just Ducky

  1. I love this! He looks so sweetly surprised and excited to see rain drops which have been very scarce this winter.

    Who knew there were two of us out there who still had rubber duckies in our bathrooms?

    P.S. I love your descriptions almost as much as your photos.

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