This is a difficult one for me. I don't take many photos of people, and I was sorely tempted to post a photo of the unusual but beautifully green skunk cabbage and post it as Mother Nature The Artisan. But I felt that would be not really in the spirit of the theme. So I started looking back through the archives until I found this. It was taken in April of 2012 at the Schenectady Greenmarket. Several of the vendors there are crafters - artisans in the classic sense. This is Christine, and she works in glass. Mosaics, to be more precise. I love to look at her work, which she does between customers. I never took a close-up of her work because it feels rude to me, but perhaps I should make a point of asking her. She does large work like the chess set and mirrors, and she does some amazing small work too; real works of art, like paintings done in glass fragments. The posting here is a crop from a larger photo. I didn't have my Minolta lens adapter, so I'm afraid it's a bit grainy. But somehow, that seems fitting for someone who works with mosaics!
|Lens ID||LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6|
|Focal Length||45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)|
|Exposure Program||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash||Off, Did not fire|