B&W Macro Abstracts

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I used the food rings displayed at https://www.nikoncafe.com/threads/three-open-cylinders.329090/ to make the macro abstracts shown below.

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The lighting is so simple that explaining each one in detail wouldn't be a learning experience for anyone. I'll mention, though, that when photographing shiny, curved surfaces, the lighting is always a matter of positioning the light sources so the areas of the scene that you want to be displayed in dark, mid, or bright tones are indeed displayed that way. That's true whether shining the light directly on the subjects, reflecting light onto them, or both.

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Thank you to Connie and Bart!

I thought I recognized two LP's

That was also my wife's reaction.

We photographers are almost always doing our best to make our photos appear as three-dimensional as possible. It was interesting that in the case of that first photo, I was able to make it look as two-dimensional as possible by using the lighting to make it look as if the two black things are flat even though they are curved. That was made possible because the scene being captured is so small that the curve is far less noticeable than if I had photographed both objects in entirety.
 
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I used the food rings displayed at https://www.nikoncafe.com/threads/three-open-cylinders.329090/ to make the macro abstracts shown below.

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The lighting is so simple that explaining each one in detail wouldn't be a learning experience for anyone. I'll mention, though, that when photographing shiny, curved surfaces, the lighting is always a matter of positioning the light sources so the areas of the scene that you want to be displayed in dark, mid, or bright tones are indeed displayed that way. That's true whether shining the light directly on the subjects, reflecting light onto them, or both.

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Nice set, love th graphic nature of the images.
 

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