Thursday, 19 November 2009

Ready For My Close-Up Now Mr.DeMille ....

Teddy Hugs.

Do you have a moment please

To give this bear just one small squeeze?
'Cos teddy bears need hugs to live…
So don’t you have just one to give?


Ashley has been experimenting with a more intimate portraiture of my bears . Sometimes I do think that elements of their characters can be missed when seeing "the bigger picture" - and it is really important to me that my little creations , although very small ,are still full of communicative expression . I love it when they are mistaken for much bigger bears !
Well ; it's a bit of a grand and wordy way of introducing some close-up photos ! :0)

These were taken in natural light , with a hand held 50mm 1.8 standard Nikon lens with a 21mm extension tube.
So there you go ...

I think this style would make some great cards , or even calendars eventually - they look sort of pensive and arty don't they ?

Top to bottom the girls are : Tara -( adopted) , Martha and Ella .

T.T.F.N Ruth xx


Heather said...

I do like this new style! The lighting is lovely!

Cheryl said...

Those are great photos! I love the portraits of your bears. They would make lovely cards.

Ruth said...

Awwwww , thanks ladies :0)
I've just been looking at some printing sites .... so many options! I'll probably never make a decision !!!

Pauline said...

Beautiful bears and pictures Ruth, I find it a constant challenge when it is picture taking time especially with the tinies.


Donna Griffin said...

Bravo Ashley! and to you as well, Miss Ruth. I love these photos. I use Vistaprint and Cafe Press (both just add the .com) and have been pleased with their productions of greeting cards, calendars, tote bags, etc. AND a big congratulations to you for that beautiful little nominee! I'm glad you are sharing these photos for all of us to see!
Hugs to you both,

Ruth said...

Hi Pauline and Donna !
Thank you so much ; you're such sweet friends :0)
Ashley would love to do more of this "fiddling" about .... but he's so busy even his weekends are snatched away (grrrrr !) I really would like to get more done like this .I've popped in at vistaprint ; don't know if I can resist getting a bag !!!!

Lots of Huggies ,
Ruth x

Bearly Sane said...

Beary interesting Mr.DeMille!