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Painted Pinnacles

A close-up shot of a set of colour pencils that the Missus bought at a 100 yen shop in Japan (approx 50 pence in our money). Made in China - it's amazing how efficiently our industry is able to extract materials from our earth and turn them into mass produced commodities. For the techies who are interested in this sort of thing, I actually don't have a macro lens capable of getting this close. It was done using a 25mm extension tube that Denosha swapped with me for a B+W lens filter. To get the bright "high key" effect, the scene was overexposed by 1 shot, and pushed even further during touch up.

Painted Pinnacles

A close-up shot of a set of colour pencils that the Missus bought at a 100 yen shop in Japan (approx 50 pence in our money). Made in China - it's amazing how efficiently our industry is able to extract materials from our earth and turn them into mass produced commodities. For the techies who are interested in this sort of thing, I actually don't have a macro lens capable of getting this close. It was done using a 25mm extension tube that Denosha swapped with me for a B+W lens filter. To get the bright "high key" effect, the scene was overexposed by 1 shot, and pushed even further during touch up.

comments (6)

You already know what I think of your macro skills. This is such a fantastic image. You know this is another one I would love to have in my living room someday.
  • Ade
  • 27 Jan 2006, 00:53
Me likes a lot. great colour and love the white background.
Two things about this composition
1. yellow pencil breaks the symmetry
2. focus
It would have been nice to have either all the pencils in focus or the central one.
  • Funmi
  • 27 Jan 2006, 13:24
Fantastic shot!!!
I agree with Jide, i'd luv to have this in my home someday...
One of my favourite pictures ever! Not kidding, absolutely love this.
  • Anne
  • 25 Feb 2006, 01:32
Beautiful shot! I love the colors smile

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