Toilet Paper

Toilet Paper

Welcome to black and white week on j.ronald.lee.

I have a few B&W images I’ve been planning on posting, and I realize that there’s at least a week’s worth, so here we go. I’ve been saving this one the longest… it’s kind of boring in color, but as a B&W, I thought it just popped. I actually took this image with the idea that I would be publishing it without color, and I think it works much better this way.

As for this image, it was very carefully framed. I took dozens of photos before I got the one I really wanted, with the background only slightly blown out. I had to use a high aperture to keep the toilet from being completely fuzzy, and the composition with the partial box of tissue paper as an additional creature comfort was intentional. I had to use a tripod to support the high aperture (small shutter opening) that would keep the facial tissue enough in focus to be recognized. The right tools made this image possible; without a camera capable of long shutter speeds and the tripod, it would not have been possible.

It was a favorite in the scavenger hunt; this was taken for the clue “Creature Comforts.” Here are the other entries:

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