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By chase
Last one in my set of images with the big cog, had to be a B&W, I don't do enough Blush
My favourite from the set is yesterdays frame, with the Moth.

Lit by my handheld led light, high and slightly camera left ( I stood on a chair)
An HDR image, 3 frames each 1 stop apart, combined in Lightroom, converted in Nik and finished in Photoshop with a brightness and contrast adjustment.
Again, the darkness was important as I think it improves the depth of the image.

Thanks for getting here.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Take care, stay safe and smile.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Metal Darkness Black and white Chain Sharp Blade Cog Oil can circular saw

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jacomes Plus
6 28 40 Portugal
14 Aug 2020 11:10AM
Excellent image Janet. plenty of highlight and shadow detail, and great texture on your cog (which looks like it's from a gearbox). I really like that you produce lovely still life images using a single light source, natural or otherwise, an encouragement for those think lighting has to be complex.
And this time I like the darkness!
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
14 Aug 2020 11:50AM
I really like this in B&W Janet, beautiful contrasting tones highlighting the light and shade. Love the composition, especially the placement of the oilcan with the spout arcing over the cogs fully bringing everything together. Award worthy......most definitely, superb!!!

Beautiful tones and textures captured Janet and the lighting is spot on.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
14 Aug 2020 2:04PM
A fine end to this series, Janet, and yes, I think yesterday's has to be my fave! 😃👍
Trev 😀
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
14 Aug 2020 2:19PM
Works well in mono Janet. Not to harsh, good toning.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
14 Aug 2020 3:02PM
It is probably an optical illusion (or I need an appointment at a well-known opticians) but the teeth of the rear cog, seen through the centre of the front one appear to be magnified.
Perfectly light, just enough to bring out sufficient detail in the metal surfaces without revealing too much.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 579 England
14 Aug 2020 3:09PM
Thanks all.
Angela and Somnath, great to have your UAs, many thanks.

Quote: but the teeth of the rear cog, seen through the centre of the front one appear to be magnified.

Must be an optical illusion Malc, nothing done there, specsavers is an option Wink

Janet xx
chataignier Plus
8 203 10 France
14 Aug 2020 3:50PM
Another excellent still life, but like you, my favourite is the one with the moth.
bluesandtwos 11 525 1 England
15 Aug 2020 10:03AM
Oh you are so sooo good at this!!! Grin

I want to say one of your best, but each one is excellent!

chase Plus
16 2.2k 579 England
15 Aug 2020 2:35PM
Thanks all.
James, great to have your UA, appreciated.
Janet xx

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