Day 324 of 365
As I slowly lose mind while shooting my current job, an intriguing idea comes along on occasion. Part of the job involves photographing minute ball bearings (actually they make up a coating material), and when the little guys fall, they bounce like crazy. I thought, wouldn't it be fun to see how they would look while bouncing on a piece of black Plexiglass? That became another image which I may post at a future time. If your working surface is not completely level, these tiny balls go rolling all over the place, and on to the ground. In order to contain them, I grabbed a pair of tweezers. Once I saw the tweezers on the black surface, the tweezers became my new subject. I filled the tweezers with the little fellas, and moved my strip bank all around the place. If the light's reflection was seen in the Plexiglass, the background was white. If the light was not visible, the black Plexiglass was......black. However, if part of the light was visible, and some of it was not, one achieves this sort of watery look. That is what I wanted!!!! So, with my macro extension tube on my 100mm macro lens, I adjusted the focus, changed the height and angle of my lens, and experimented. This was my favorite. Thanks for rolling by!! To all you turkeys out there.......enjoy your Wednesday.
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