Oh, look! Jars of jam, cooling on a shelf next to the window. That’s quaint. When I see images like this, my mind fills in the missing details – a row of jars on a vast, otherwise-empty shelf in a brightly-lit, well-organized room… Let’s zoom out a little bit.
Ah, yes, that’s what I’m talking about. I bet there’s a big wooden table in the middle of that room, with nothing on it but a vase of fresh-cut wildflowers, and the cup of coffee the photographer was sipping before she got up to take the shot. Shall we zoom out one more time?
Go back! Go back!
Whew. I’m going to remain in the fantasy world of a well-framed photograph for a little while, I think. Reality isn’t nearly as pretty!
P.S. If you’ve ever wondered why so many of my indoor shots are close-ups, well, now you have your answer 😀