Saturday, February 14, 2009

Mirror Image

This picture was taken with a 105mm macro lens on a Nikon D90. It is, I believe, a spring from the window crank mechanism from a 1964 VW Beetle, and is one of the few existing remnants of my first car. I put the spring on a mirror for this picture, with the wider end of the coil against the mirror.

2 comments:

Dave King said...

Intriguing, it doesn't look like that at all.

David C. said...

Dave, thanks for your comment. I'm a member of the Nikonians. No, we do not have delusions of coming from the planet Nikonia; we are users of Nikon cameras. Below is a link to the web site. One of the members' forums is concerned with macro photography, and each month there is a challenge to produce a photo with a specific theme. This month the theme is spirals. I thought of this old spring and set out to do a closeup photo. I tried shooting the spring on a white sheet of paper with a zillion different lighting angles, trying to get an interesting shadow. I wasn't happy with the results, then I hit on the idea of the mirror and capturing the reflection of the spring rather than its shadow.

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