Photo Friday: Charm Bracelet

This Charm Bracelet belonged to my mother during her teenage and young adult years. I could kick myself for not asking mom about each treasure on her bracelet. Mom gave me these artifacts in August of last year. I started playing around with photographing them. I should have sent her a copy (even if I wasn’t pleased) and said, what does each charm represent. But, I didn’t. And she passed away in December.

Photographing Charm Bracelets
f/5, Exp 1/6, Exp bias +0.7, ISO 80, Focal Length 18 mm
AV 3.625, Metering: Center Weight Average

This object is larger than the watch face or crown pin of the previous weeks. So, I had to zoom out to capture the bracelet.

Laying out the bracelet was very troubling. I wasn’t sure which way to orient the bracelet so you could see all of the charms. So I just fiddled and fiddled until I had this arrangement. I’m satisfied with it.

Photographing Bracelets
f/5, Exp 1/6, Exp bias +0.7, ISO 80, Focal Length 18 mm
AV 3.625, Metering: Center Weight Average

Isn’t it interesting that the settings are the same as the first photo? All I did was shift the framing of the artifact to the right a little and the photo instantly became brighter and clearer. Hmm.

Photographing Mementos
f/5, Exp 1/5, Exp bias +0.7, ISO 80, Focal Length 20 mmAV 3.625, Metering: Center Weight Average

On this last photo, I just zoomed in a little closer. (The larger the focal length number, the closer the zoom.)
I think this looks the best.

However, I’m wondering what the bracelet would look like on a black background. So, when I get my new compact camera (since my ‘old’ one died), I will try again. just to see.

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

4 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Charm Bracelet

  1. I just got the charm bracelet from my grandmother who has been gone for 30 years. I remember her wearing it but I never asked her about any of the charms. 🙁 I was thrilled, though, to see that one of the charms is a locket and when opened up there is a photo of my grandfather!

  2. Karen… I just went to Canada to visit the daughter of the person my mother corresponded with when my mother started Genealogy on my dad's line. I enjoyed seeing the landscape, the farm, the church, and the cemetery that have been on my family tree since the 1970s. Mom would have loved to have gone with or heard about my adventures. She just had to watch from above. I miss her tons. And yet, she's still with me.

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