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...that is the question.

Not a Thespian photo at all, but you'll see why...

Well, seeing as it is dark outside, late at night, and pouring down, macro was not high on the agenda, so I turned to "still life" for something to do.

My daughter has so many pens and pencils, and pencils and pens, and more pencils, all around the house. When not thrown haphazardly across the bedroom floor, or thrown across the desktops downstairs and upstairs, she sometimes actually puts them away where they are meant to put.

These are from her best set of pencils (still not expensive ones) which are meant to live in one of those little wooden carry-cases, and remarkably, when I was looking around for a photographic subject, I saw when opening the wooden case that she had actually managed to put them all in!

After carefully rotating each pencil so the letters were facing where I wanted them, I set the camera up, and took the photo.

The light of the living room bulb introduced a colour cast (but I shoot RAW anyway) but I figured it was always going to be a monochrome image anyway, so it was converted to black and white.


Tripod mounted, on the Sigma 105 set to a nice wide aperture (tried various until happy) and triggered by remote cable and using Live View.


C&C as always appreciated.


Exif:

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: 105mm
Image Date: 2010-08-13 22:14:18 +0000
Focal Length: 105mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure Time: 1.000 s
ISO equiv: 200
Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB
Photographer: Paul Iddon
Copyright: A View of the UK - Paul Iddon Photography

Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:sigma 105
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:To Be or Not To Be...
Username:Paul_Iddon Paul_Iddon
Uploaded:14 Aug 2010 - 7:06 AM
Tags:550d, Black & white, Close-up / macro, Eos, Iddon, Macro, Monochrome, Pencil, Still life
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debu
debu  4 India
14 Aug 2010 - 7:11 AM

Excellent mono capture.
debu

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SteveH1978
14 Aug 2010 - 9:04 AM

Great macro, very clever. The contrast in the mono looks great.

Steve

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8529 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2010 - 9:25 AM

Clever and beautiful. I like the fact that you've used portrait here, it gives the effect of steps rising.

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