May 31st, 2008

Better late than never


                                                            (click the image for a larger version)

Title: Honeycomb
Nikon D300, Tamron 90mm 2.8 at f/4, 1/200s, ISO 200


This challenge really had me stumped for a long time, but not wanting to be a no-show, I decided to try something completely out of the ordinary for me. Most of my shots are intended to capture what something actually looks like, maybe isolating it from the background or the environment it's in, but never something completely abstract. I didn't want to do any old macro shot of a geometric pattern, but I had been thinking about something being geometric and out of focus.

This isn't actually honeycomb, obviously. It's a sample of some product we might be selling at work (used as a crack-suppressant under ceramic tile I believe) that has been sitting on my desk for a week or so. I held it up to the light, which causes the shadows to reverse as light shines through it, and I had my idea. I propped up the same on the window, stood back to get plenty of the pattern in the shot, and switched to manual focus so I could focus slightly in front of the sample. I uploaded a pretty large photo because I liked the way it looked more at the larger size.