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iNKPOETRY October 23, 2015
I don't know why no one has commented yet on this but I love this photo! So simple yet so much to look at! This is a piece of art! Nice work!
annekasurinen October 24, 2015
Nice reflection on that spoon. Well spotted.
carolemiddleton October 30, 2015
I just love this image. So very clever .. Certainly well spotted. Captured beautifully.
JDLifeshots November 03, 2015
Great shot! Congrats.
nandicmb November 03, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Pretty Everyday Things Photo Contest!
mariaelenavalenciarpo May 19, 2016
Love it !!!

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Behind The Lens

This was taken in my home studio in New Braunfels, Texas.
Morning. I like to start my days off with taking pictures.
For the lighting I used a Flashpoint Streaklight in a Wescott softbox set just in front and left of center above the spoon.
Taken with a Canon 7d Mark II, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro, Flashpoint Streeklight, Manfrotto tripod with a Manfrotto ball head.
I got the idea from an article I read on photographing curved reflective surfaces. While looking around the house for something that would be interesting I noticed the reflection in my wife's tea spoon, that was it. I knew I needed something interesting to reflect so I went to the local Hobby Lobby and picked up some scrap booking paper. The rest is what you see in the image.
Yes, I brightened the shadows, increased contrast and raised the saturation using Lightroom. The editing was very minimal.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, Canon 70-200 f/2.8L USM, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, LeeFilters numeral density filter, circular polarizer, Manfrotto 190 tripod, Manfrotto PROX ball head,Canon remote shutter release, LowePro camera backpack. The list keeps growing and changing though.
Think outside the box, get inspired by others and get out there. You will never get 100% of the images you don't take, so stop thinking and start doing. Being involved with sites like Viewbug has really helped expand my perception, creativity, and given me some moviation from looking at the work of others on the site.

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