It’s been a few weeks since I’ve joined Sally’s weekly photography challenge but I’m ready to end the year on a high note and jump right back in with two images for this week’s theme of challenger’s choice (animals).
When I opened our Etsy store in November I knew it would mean a lot of extra work and that my hands would have to make a choice each evening between blogging and creating something new to list in the shop but sometimes these two endeavors can coexist and last night I found a way to do both.
Of all the things John and I have learned to make this year and of all the big ideas we have on our future “to do/to learn” list I never expected these little wool dryer balls to be our most viewed and best-selling item. I hand-roll each ball but my fingers can only take so much winding before cramps set in so after each ball I take a little rest to shake things out. Last night I discovered this is just the right amount of time to edit a photo so today you get to see my break-time handiwork.
I like both images for different reasons so since I missed last week’s black and white challenge I decided to go ahead and share the pair. The original photo was taken over Christmas weekend with my iPhone 6 while Finn was waiting for John to come back inside. The black and white was edited in VSCO cam using the LV2 preset while the color version was edited in Oggl using Ray Mark II and Estrada 83. I like elements in each photo but would love to hear what you think. Black and white or color?