Monday, February 13, 2012
Day 162 - Mortar and Pestle (Or, Let's Be Pretentious)
Tonight I scouted around for a random nicknack to take a picture of and decided on this marble mortar and pestle I've had for years. I really like it (it makes a great bookend), but I'll be the first to admit that owning a fancy mortar and pestle seems a bit pretentious. The really spartan composition of this shot—just the mortar and pestle on a wood countertop against a white wall—also seemed a bit pretentious, like something you'd see in some glossy "flavors of Tuscany" cookbook. So I made it extra pretentious and desaturated the image completely.