When PM told me the theme he wanted (about 10 minutes before the thread went up), I had an idea of the first thing I wanted to shoot, so I'll start it all off again.
Tribute To X-WingCameWest: Top O' The LGK Heap This is actually a re-shoot of an image I captured a month or so ago.
See the original version here.
Off-camera flash, tripod, black foam-core background, and a little tweaking of black
levels and contrast in Lightroom. MMMMmmm...Blue Cupcakes! Off-camera flash, 12mm extension tube, willpower. Flipped horizontally because
I suddenly realized that all my images have that sort of left-tilt to them,
and that pissed me off. Wetro Nikon 70-200 f/2.8, 2x teleconverter, monopod, galoshes. Circles Of Color Off-camera flash, 12mm extension tube.
I'm not even sure I like this shot, to be honest.
Others from this series of images are here
. Turnkey Operation Scuba Steve(s) Monopod. Not bad for ISO 1000 and a shutterspeed
well below my lens's focal length. It say: "STUPID AMELICAN!" PrimarApe Umbrellary What Are The Odds?? What Is The Fascination!?! Seriously?? Stars Upon Thars Tile Mosaic Flying Triangles
This is a detail of a bit of leaded-glass work at the Natural History Museum in their Birds exhibit.