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Ending in A "Nut" Study

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by gryphon1911, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    Wife and I took a weekend together at a B&B a few hours away. While she was relaxing with a good soak in the tub, I decided to put my EM5 Mk II to use shooting some still life stuff. Used the Oly 25/1.8.

    I started by shooting some shots of "Zeek", the name my wife jokingly gave the owner's home made front door monitoring system.

    Say hello to Zeek, everyone...at least parts of him anyway! :D

    Eye In Hand
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    Microphone in Chest

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    My interest in Zeek was short lived, so I started to look else where.

    Found that the setting sun was coming in at a pleasing angle to the table in the formal dining room.

    Also found this bowl of Walnuts and Almonds with a nut cracking set. What could I do with that? A challenge, you say....why not!

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    Isolate one walnut, with some strong side lighting. (hi-res mode)
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    Too minimal? Let's go deeper, add some more walnuts and a shallow DOF!! (hi res mode)
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    How about a little more variety? Lets add some almonds in there
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    Let's make the it a little more "industrial". :D Maybe a little Masonic as well? Pretty close.
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    Again, let's add in some almonds for variety.
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    The "W"
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    The shadow cracker
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Great set Andrew. I like both Zeke shots and the geometric stuff with the nuts and tools...

    -Ray
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    bravo for making something from nothing
     
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  4. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    Thanks! :D
     
  5. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Interesting how that walnut resembles a brain.
     
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  6. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    True. Had I some additional downtime, I might have cracked one open and explored the interior. Perhaps that can be investigated on another day.
     
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  7. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    You mean the walnut of course.
     
  8. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    Lol. Yes...although not a beer drinker per say, I do enjoy a Hofbrau Dunkel from time to time, especially in this very hot and humid streak we are experiencing at the moment. :)
     
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  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Great use of props. The texture of the fabric behind and the use of the shadows are excellent, although with the weave of the fabric not following the edges of the images I find myself tilting my head a little when looking at the last few :).
     
  10. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew

    Yes, I should have been more aware of the fabric pattern. :D
     
  11. Oh the things we do when bored.

    Fun shots
     
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