Today’s The Daily Shoot’s assignment is: “Make a photograph of something shiny or glossy, but not transparent. Emphasize the effect of the surface.”
I decided today to actually do a Daily Shoot since it’s been like…forever since I’ve done one! Rocket…Pen! Yes, this is actually a pen in the shape of a rocket. The fuselage (which is the actual pen) lifts off the base (aka..the cap). I decided to play around a bit with the borders as well.
Okay, technical junk:
Borders were added by extending the canvas (6 times), first the sides (equal to what I would be adding to the top/bottom) using black as the colour (each side one at a time). Next, I added a small white line to the top and bottom (again, each one at a time) then redid the top and bottom using black as the colour and a much larger increase to the canvas. Sure hope that made sense! Hahaha, I am sure there might be an easier way to do this, but hey…it’s my first time!
Shot: Canon Speedlite 430 EX II set to manual, 1/32 power, high camera left.
I like the shot – and I want one of those pens.
Thanks Mike! I have to say that this is one of my fav pens!
Photography – very nice. Editing – inventive for a first timer 🙂
I’m not big on editing my photos, more simple processing, but I can appreciate it for what it is 🙂 Nice work!
To tell you the truth, the only post editing was really just adding the white lines/borders! Thank you Michael for your comment, always appreciated! 😀
Nicely done, and I like the border. How did you get the pen to look like it’s floating? Just shot upside down and then flipped? Also… what did you use for the black backdrop?
The pen was actually sitting on a piece of black Plexiglass…which created it to look like it’s floating as well as acting as the backdrop! 😀
I totally want a pen like that. I adore this shot by the way! Very nice. I love the simplicity of it.
I love this pen, it’s very…unique!
Interesting shot !! I like the use of negative space to highlight the glossy surface