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01-22-2016, 12:57 PM   #1
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Lens: smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL Camera: Pentax K-r ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/3s Aperture: F16 

I don't normally frame my photos but I thought I would with this one because I thought it added to the whole. This was originally taken in colour and changed in Lightroom. It is the final image in a blog that I have been writing on wordpress HERE. You might like to have a look to see where I was coming from with the project.

The final image was taken with the watch laying flat on an old piece of wood with a lens cleaning cloth laying next to it. Light was provided by a single 60 x 80 softbox camera left. The light was very close to the subject and aimed at about 45 angle from above. The camera, Pentax K-r, was aimed straight down from above held by a Manfrotto Single Arm 2 Section with Camera Bracket which allows me to get right over the subject . The lens was a Pentax SMC 35mm f/2.4 AL set at f/16, ISO 100 and 1.3″ shutter. Eventually I used the Sepia Tone preset in Lightroom and added the frame.

Thoughts, comments and critique very welcome.

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I don't mind the frame, but I find the upper edge of the watch being cropped rather distracting.
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Would you believe I hadn't noticed that Jim. I suppose I'd been concentrating on other things too much.

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