Thursday, October 28, 2010

White Oak Leaves in Copper Photographic Study

Here is a pair of interesting pictures.

I have just created a set of white oak leaves from 24 gauge copper, and after tumbling them, they are very shiny. I will patina them afterward but I was curious about how they would photograph because of all the reflection. I used a light box indoors next to a very sunny window for both. The second one is the first picture I shot. I really like it. However, Frank suggested that I place dark brown construction paper on the inside top of the light box to reflect that color back onto the leaves. The first picture is the result of that shot. I find it fascinating. I think if I used a lot of sheets of the brown, all around the light box, it might be even better.

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