the colour of your money

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    Money, economic recession, personal depression, blue.

    With the growing financial crisis, people are talking an awful lot about money. Even my friends are not immune.

    This shot allowed me to use the blue crayon I was given for Photo5 in a way that I hope will be unique. The background is a rubbing of some Australian coins onto white paper. I then poured the contents of my piggybank onto it.

    Lit with two Canon 430EX strobes. One directly above gelled CTB (more or less on axis). One top right, gridded and half CTO. Camera originally balanced for daylight, but fiddled afterwards to tweak the effect.

    Explored: #495 - Oct 10, 2008

    Kurt_R, orefourth08, nyumc, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Johannes Reinhart 79 months ago | reply

      Great shot, great idea, great light, great, great, great!!!

    2. chikabelley 79 months ago | reply

      Good to see some strobist shots in the comp! :)

    3. penguincakes 79 months ago | reply

      I'm sure I'm not the only one, and I suspect the others will be much better than I.

    4. Frenchiephish 79 months ago | reply

      Nice, I do like the NZ 20c coin in the top center too ;)

    5. penguincakes 79 months ago | reply

      Darned things get everywhere.

    6. seancarmody 70 months ago | reply

      Very nice! Thanks for making this cc. I used it in a Swivel data set.

    7. hikarilisa 66 months ago | reply

      Penguin! I used your photo on a blog post: Thanks for going CC!

    8. i n i m i n i 63 months ago | reply

      this is fantastic!!!! beautiful and poignant- love the rubbings and the lighting and composition- great job.

    9. progressonline 62 months ago | reply


      Great photo. I used it here, credited and linked back

      Let me know if any problem


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