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Green mug
18/52 for the group 2016 Weekly Alphabet Challenge

This week's theme was: R is for Rim light

This was supposed to be a technical challenge to photograph a backlit subject with a sort of halo of light around the edges. Unfortunately it's been a busy week (heading for end of term!) so I didn't have much time to mess about.

This is therefore a photo of the light shining on the rim of one of my favourite mugs.

When we cleared my mother-in-law's house, there was a lot of crockery that just got stored in the garage until we had time to deal with it. Finally, after we'd stored it for about 30 years, I went through the boxes. I nearly sent this to the charity shop, but after trying it out, I decided to keep it. For some reason tea tastes particularly good out of it. It's not too chunky, so the tea doesn't cool too quickly and the size is just right because I usually make tea in a teapot, rather than teabag in a mug. The small teapot makes just under two of these mugfuls. 

Green mug

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sartorias From: sartorias Date: May 7th, 2016 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
That looks like a painting by the Dutch masters.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 7th, 2016 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It was actually standing on the window ledge on some black trousers. The dramatic lighting is all down to PhotoShop.
queenoftheskies From: queenoftheskies Date: May 7th, 2016 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a very pretty mug.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 7th, 2016 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It's probably quite old because I'm sure my mother-in-law had it for years before we inherited it, but I suspect it's not at all valuable.
pennski From: pennski Date: May 7th, 2016 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gosh we had some mugs like that when I was very small - in blue as well as green.
I was too small to be drinking tea then, so I can't comment on how well they performed.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 7th, 2016 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I've seen them in blue as well. I rather like the textured pattern on this one. The other one is just plain, though the same size and shape.
coth From: coth Date: May 7th, 2016 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice photo. The sunset too.
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: May 7th, 2016 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I do like that - the picture and the mug both!

Lovely play of light on the rim and the pattern on the mug...

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