Three Open Cylinders

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These open cylinders actually have a function beyond being enjoyable photography subjects: They are food rings. They help shape food when presenting it in the form of a cylinder standing upright on a plate.

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Explained in my next post


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Setup of Photo #1
The tabletop and background are separate sheets of the same grey, semi-glossy presentation board. Two small continuous-light lamps were in the left front and right front areas. 30 focus-bracketed shots were stacked in Helicon Focus at its default settings.

Setup of Photo #2
The tabletop and background are a single sheet of grey, semi-glossy presentation board. Two small continuous-light lamps in the left front and right front areas were pointed 180 degrees away from the subjects toward a black wall. 15 focus-bracketed shots were stacked in Helicon Focus at its default settings.

Setup of Photo #3
The tabletop is grey, semi-glossy presentation board. Two small continuous-light lamps on the left and right were shining directly into the ends of the subjects. Nine focus-bracketed shots were stacked in Helicon Focus at its default settings.

Setup of Photo #4
The tabletop and background are separate sheets of the same grey, semi-glossy presentation board. A small continuous-light lamp with a diffusion sock was above and just a bit forward of the subjects. 23 focus-bracketed shots were stacked in Helicon Focus at its default settings.

Setup of Photo #5
The tabletop and background are separate sheets of the same grey, semi-glossy presentation board. A small continuous-light lamp in the right front area lit the inside of the near cylinder. Another one on the left side brightened that side of the background. 18 focus-bracketed shots were stacked in Helicon Focus at its default settings.
 
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Mike,
I know you're good. But in this case you're more than excellent.

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These are excellent.
I find the study fascinating- as the tubes change "color" and texture based on the lighting.
Reminds me of the joy I see in a child when they combine random objects and their imagination. They can play all day!
Congratulations on keeping that part of your brain alive
Keep playing
gary
 
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Thank you to Klaus, Gary, Allan, Bill, Bart, Ron and Louie!

Reminds me of the joy I see in a child when they combine random objects and their imagination. They can play all day!

For anyone that thrives on using the concept, the family of angles, to photograph shiny curved objects as much as I do, I really did feel like a kid in a candy store.
 
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Truly wonderful images. They are another reminder I need to get back to reading that book! (Light: Science & Magic)
 

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