Monday, 2 April 2007

Soft shell

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I don't know whether this shell - a gift from a child - originated in the sea or on land. But, I decided to photograph it in soft lighting and keep the contrast low - contrary to my natural inclinations!

" I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English scientist

Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: 70mm macro (35mm equiv.)
F No: f18
Shutter Speed: 1/80
ISO: 100
Exposure Compensation: -0.7EV
photograph (c) T. Boughen


Anonymous said...

Very nice Tony. This image is quite different from your other photographs. It was a good choice to go for a soft look.

Tony Boughen said...

Thanks Anon. I'm on the look out for more subjects to give the soft, low contrast treatment.