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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I did a number of conceptual still life photos in the studio today.  This one of a feather was lit with both daylight and tungsten.  Color was balanced for the tungsten falling on the feather.  This rendered the feather pure white, while the daylight hitting the background went blue.  Everything in the photo is pure white.  The color differentiation was achieved by mis-matching the light sources.  I use this technique a lot, even -- to a lesser degree -- in the photo of the pennies below.
This macro shot of two old pennies was taken with the Nikon 85mm tilt-shift lens fitted with a close-up filter.  The lens was tilted fully forward and the aperture set for f/40 to achieve maximum depth-of-field and detail.

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