Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pipe dreams

I have to be honest - I'm not completely happy with today's picture - a beauty shot of my husband's pipe.  The high gloss finish on the bowl made it very difficult to minimize the reflections which detract from the beauty of the wood.  I shot it in near-darkness, but the flash reflected off of many surfaces to create the blue-white reflections visible on the bowl and stem.  At the very least, I should have gelled the flash with an orange gel to warm up the flash a bit.  The reflections would have still be there, but less distracting. 

I will probably have to give this one another try down the road.

Nikon D90
50mm - ISO 200
1/60s - f/1.8

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