Day 57—Red Thread

A spool of thread is a rather mundane item but it meets today’s daily challenge topic, “Red.” I thought of lots of red things to photograph, none of which I had at hand, so feeling uninspired to venture out again today, I settled on what I had. There are three interesting things about this spool: 1) it is wooden, and thread is no longer sold on wooden spools; 2) it is mercerized cotton and I don’t think mercerized cotton is readily available any longer; and 3) it cost me 15¢! I took a couple of photos of the thread on a white background which was uninteresting so I put it on a black background, which was more interesting but it made the thread look disembodied, if a headless, bodiless thing CAN appear disembodied. So I set it on a piece of glass so the reflection would help anchor the spool and used my OTT lights to provide the lighting.

Focal Length 35mm
ISO 100
WB Sunny

One thought on “Day 57—Red Thread

  1. Beautiful! Love the line made by the thread and the reflection! Nicely focused and composed! I think I still have some wooden spools too. I remember collecting empty ones as a child and stringing them. No more. . .

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