13/05/11 EDIT: I really love how this deviation turned into a discussion on teeth and dentistry stories. How did you lose your teeth? Do you find looking at teeth gross?
Wisdom tooth placed on a leaf fossil
When I read the description of the contest, I went and did pretty much exactly what it said. I went into my room and opened up my jewelry box. Nothing interesting in there. Then I went to my nightstand. Digging around, I found the container where I keep my wisdom teeth. I had all of them removed at once a few years ago in a very uneventful operation. And I started thinking about how my life has been different since that day. As the title says, I didn't feel much wiser, but I do feel a lot happier. Time makes old wounds heal, and experience leads to fond memories. I'll leave wisdom for when I'm older. I have things to do right now.
The technique here is more nostalgic than technical. The leaf fossil is a stone my grandmother gave me for my birthday when I was 11, half of my life ago. The tooth I kept for who knows what reason. Initially they were a trophy for having to put up with an IV. I have a phobia of needles. The picture was taken in the kitchen where I discuss my day, every day with my mother, on the dining table. Natural lighting from the window.
No tripod, no artificial light, no real setup, beyond propping up the tablecloth with a houseplant.
Model:Canon PowerShot G10
Shutter Speed:1/60 second
Focal Length:8 mm
Software:Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows