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156/365 - Sinuous | by djwtwo
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156/365 - Sinuous

Another Monday with no shot during the day, another musical instrument shot at night.


This is my acoustic guitar again. I wanted to try to shoot the curve of the body of the guitar, and thought a low-key look would suit it reasonably well. Took a bit of fiddling with light position to not get one or more big hot spots, but I got pretty much the shot I was going for.


Nikon D7000 w/Nikkor 18-200mm @ 70mm, 1/250s @ ƒ/5, ISO100. Single SB-700 camera right and above, basically in line with the edge of the guitar but slightly behind to keep the light off the face, 85mm zoom and fitted with a 1/8" speed grid to keep the spill minimal. I did have to clone out a little bit of spill on the lower left, where the floor behind the guitar ended up lit, but otherwise only minor cleanup in post (mostly cloning out dust particles on the wood).


Looks best in the lightbox, so hit 'L'

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Taken on June 4, 2012