Borrowing a Cup of Sugar by Aileen David

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Saw this rock candy when we were at the Queen Victoria’s Markets in Melbourne.
Brought back memories of childhood…and tooth ache! Good thing my son doesn’t touch these kinds of lollies, he prefers jellies.

The silver cup is a small espresso cup I got ages ago at a weekend market.


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My name is Aileen and I’m a mother, photographer and yoga teacher. I specialize in macro and close-up photography. I love capturing the tiny and revealing their beauty and uniqueness. There is so much beauty right under our noses if we only took the time to really look. Details in texture and the behavior of light and shade on the small scale is so fascinating for me. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did capturing them.

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  • kutayk
    kutaykalmost 4 years ago

    great DOF, loved it!

  • Thank you so much Kutay!

    – Aileen David

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 4 years ago

    Very festive and fun shot Aileen!! ;-))

  • Thanks Steph, you’re too kind :)

    – Aileen David

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderfully composed image, Aileen! Such bright colours and sharp details. I must admit, though, that I never was a big fan of these candies when I was younger – preferred pear drops and pineapple chunks. I wonder if they still make them…

  • They must still be around somewhere…I didn’t think they still made these!
    Thanks Mike!

    – Aileen David

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 4 years ago

    Wonderfully captured Aileen – I remember these tasty sweets so well – and yes!! the toothaches..Lol

  • I’m glad you liked it Sharon! Thanks!

    – Aileen David

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning shot Aileen, your work is so lovely :O)

  • Thanks Vanessa! Your support is so heartwarming :)

    – Aileen David

  • micklyn
    micklynover 3 years ago

    delicious!! clever shot, love the red and white!

  • Thanks Micklyn! I’ve also got some green ones.

    – Aileen David

  • tashianaomi
    tashianaomiover 3 years ago

    Sooo nice! I love it! very festive. Good work!

  • Thanks Tasha :)

    – Aileen David

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