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 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Johannes Reinhart 67 months ago | reply

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

    2. chikabelley 67 months ago | reply

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

    3. penguincakes 67 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 67 months ago | reply

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

    5. penguincakes 67 months ago | reply

      Darned things get everywhere.

    6. seancarmody 58 months ago | reply

      Very nice! Thanks for making this cc. I used it in a Swivel data set.
      www.swivel.com/data_sets/show/1018793

    7. hikarilisa 54 months ago | reply

      Penguin! I used your photo on a blog post: www.lisadempster.com.au/?p=1167 Thanks for going CC!

    8. i n i m i n i 51 months ago | reply

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

    9. progressonline 50 months ago | reply

      Hi

      Great photo. I used it here, credited and linked back
      www.progressives.org.uk/articles/article.asp?a=5655

      Let me know if any problem

      Adam

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