March 14th, 2012 - Farting Rainbows and Puppies

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    Pencil Crayons / Coloured Pencils. I was going to try something with the figurine today, but it wasn't in the cards for me, so went on with another idea I had. This worked out, though a suggestion for anyone who wants to do something similar:

    Have more than 12 of them. Seriously. This had to be cropped, even with it being a 1:1 macro. Just not enough pencils to add visual density.

    But yeah, I used all 3 tubes here. I started with the Jupiter 9, but even less filled the frame, so I switched to the Helios 44 and got better results. The real bitch is trying to get the lens level to the pencils.

    I stopped down right to F16 here; otherwise I'd have only a single millimeter for my DOF. It's not much more (4-5mm?), but significant in terms of a macro. A lens which can stop down significantly further would help with this.

    Canon 60D
    Helios 44-2, F16
    3 Extension Tubes
    My lamp, covered in spider webs, held at an angle

    Focus Stacking would have helped here, to get the wood in focus as well; I just wasn't about to spend the time tonight ;)

    Joshua Drew Vaughn, Rich Jankowski, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. flashfix 36 months ago | reply

      LOL very nice title!
      Love the focus in this, and a bit peeved lol I've always meant to do a shot like this and now it'll look like I'm just a big fat copy cat lol!
      Either way, the textures are superb, nicely done good sir.

    2. guidedbycthulhu 36 months ago | reply

      lol, you can do the ass part of the pencils ;) They are multicoloured as well :D Like bonobos!

    3. flashfix 36 months ago | reply

      with the title, the bums of the pencils would have been better suited for your shot lol. Have you looked at this in light box yet? Quite sharp.

    4. Lazy_Artist 36 months ago | reply

      Very Nice indeed...I would not of increases the dof too much, or I would think it would lose its appeal...

    5. guidedbycthulhu 36 months ago | reply

      Made it to the Consumerists Friday Flickr Finds this week: consumerist.com/2012/03/consumerist-friday-flickr-finds-1...

    6. laumel 36 months ago | reply

      wow. good work

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