Scavenger Hunt #37 – Hygge

A wooden manikin looking cozy in a cow-spots-patterned blanket, holding a mug in one hand and a green book in the other.

For the Scavenger Hunt #37, I revisited the theme I had used in Scavenger Hunt #32 – the wooden manikins are back!

The picture for Hygge is the first one I shot, and the only one I had for a long time during this hunt (I shot 7 out of 10 pictures on the last week-end before the time limit, so… not exactly early.) Looking for inspiration, hygge seems to evoke coziness, chimney fires, hot cocoa and the like. I re-used a piece of fabric that I had bought for “Cow” in a previous Hunt (yay, prop re-use!) to serve a blanket, and I cut a small book in a Nespresso ad that I had received a couple of days earlier. I’m *particularly* proud of the mug: it’s actually the cap of the box of earbuds tips that came with my new-ish earbuds – I was looking for something in that direction, was considering buying some clay to make something the right size, and… tada! A bit of blue tack to hold the mug and the book, a bit of posing and quite a few takes later, I had my picture.

Unedited version of the previous picture; the colors are less vivid and the framing is a bit wider.
CameraPentax K-1 II
Lenssmc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR
Focal length63mm
Exposure time6 s

I processed with warm tones to give the possible impression of a fireplace in front of the manikin. The fabric and manikin were a bit same-ish in the initial processing, so I darkened the manikin to make it “pop” a bit more against the cow blanket.

The pictures from my fellow Scavengers are here: Hygge.

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