Much better large on black.
Taken for this challenge.
This is my Pelikan M400 Limited Edition. It's one of five fountain pens I own, and the only one I don't regularly write with. I may turn this into a mini project and take pictures of my other pens:
Black Pilot Vanishing Point
Black Lamy 2000
Black Lamy Studio
Clear Lamy Vista
As you can see, I like Lamys. And with the Lamys and this Pelikan, 4/5 of my pens are German. This is not by design, just an interesting coincidence.
Strobist: One SB-600 triggered by Cactus V-4 camera left and beyond subject, aimed at wall and ceiling. Completely overpowers ambient.