Saturday, August 21, 2010
Ordinary Made Extraordinary - Gear Photography
My son Tim ordered a new set of gears for his mountain bike. When he opened the package and I saw the repeating pattern of silvery gears I said "I've got to shoot that!". Fortunately for me, he was lacking a tool to replace the gears so I had an extra day to try out the gear photography.
I'm normally outside shooting landscapes or nature so it's a little out of the ordinary for me to shoot still life or abstract photos. It was fun to try something new. And I didn't need a fancy studio or a particularly special subject for this. Just goes to show, you can find something to shoot anywhere.
These were all shot at ISO 640 using a Canon 100mm macro. The aperture was between f/10 and f/16 and of course I was using a tripod.