An Exercise in lighting and colour…whatcha think? I have a few more ideas with these pencils, hopefully they will pan out!
Strobist info: Canon 430 EX II shot on manual, 1/32 power using a homemade snoot’ish kinda deal! It’s a white foam squishy piece of material that can fold (pretty technical terms eh). I only wrapped it around the flash 1/2 way (trying to make the edges curve) so I could position it behind the focal point (causing the back end of the pencils to fade away). While playing around, I did find that I got a much better look if I angled the flash (so the top part is further away from the camera, the bottom closer to the tips of the pencils). Of course, the pencils were sitting on my black reflective Plexiglass (have I ever mentioned how much I love that Plexiglass?). Sure hope that made sense, it’s been a LONG day!
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Wow! I love your studio shots, David, and this is definitely one of my all-time favorites. A very creative and striking image.
David, this is a great shot. And a great idea. As to plexiglass like that, I know just where to get some locally. At a plastics specialty store as well. I have previously had need of red and blue, but not for photos. Sure does give some ideas though.
Wow, just beautiful! Great shot, congratulations!
Great image, David. Just tweeted it 🙂 And I’m intrigued by the plexiglass, must look into it.
Awesome, thank you SO much for the tweet!! Hope you find some, I have really gotten some great use out of it!
Such a great synthesis of the technical & creative, David.
Awww shucks, thank you Brandon!! 🙂
I like the lighting. I was thinking about doing something like this in 3D myself. Maybe I can use this one as a reference. Thanks!
That would be really interesting to see, please let me know if you do and, feel free to use this image as reference (I would be honoured)!
Very creative, David. I always like your studio shots. t’s interesting to see all the technical details involved to get the image.
Hi Em, thank you for your lovely comment! Get ready for more “studio” type shots…the weather (as you well know) isn’t the greatest around here! 😀
No problem with leading lines here…
What leading lines? 😛 Thank you for the comment Mike, I always appreciate your comments.
I keep coming back to this David, if this post is´nt Freshly Pressed, it deserves to be!
Wow, again, thank you thank you thank you!! I wish it was Freshly Pressed, I’ve never been before!
Outstanding David,One of your best yet! This type of thing is the Biz for me!
Thank you SO much Adrian, means a lot to me!!
This is beautiful. My eyes/brain registered the bright red and the star pattern before seeing that they are pencils.
Wow, that’s really cool! Thanx for the cool comment Matt. 😀
Loved it, David. 🙂 Great work!
Glad you loved it Nandini, thanx!
Great work on this one
Thank you very much Michael, hope you liked some of my other images. 😀
Very nice – crisp and clean. I can imagine that plexiglass must come in very handy!
It sure does JP, I really need to try and give the white reflective plexi a little more use! 😀
Neat 🙂 Well done.
Thank you kindly Eden. 😀
Thank you Alexandru for commenting as well as stopping by, hope to see you around again!
The Black PlexiGlas is a very good idea…….creative, impressive……pefect work….
Thanx, I really do love that Plexiglass I tell ya!
Really i like your creativity.
Thank you very much, hope to see you around again.
Only you could have thought of this one David. You have made your point very well with this photograph.
Hehehe, thanx Martina! 🙂
Really cool, David! Very creative.
🙂 Thanx Gracie.
I like this. Just so dynamic to look at. Great composition too. 🙂
Thanx Katie, glad you liked it.
Awesome shot David. I like your creativity here.
Thank you very much Sasi!
Black plexiglass, I’ll have to keep that in mind. Can you get at any regular hardware store?
I think you nailed your exercise- it’s a crisp and beautiful image!
Hi Cara, thank you for visiting and commenting. I looked EVERYWHERE locally to find some reflective plexiglass and finally found some at a plastic specialty store about 50 miles from my house (who knew they even existed)! The plexiglass is called Cell-Cast Acrylic which is made by Chemcast and they come in all different colours (I picked up a black and a white piece). 😀