ARCHIVE 536 – SCORPION (MONO + COLOUR)

 

 


.

Nail brush; 4 August 2013.

This nail brush appeared in our bathroom recently and caught my eye every time I used the wash basin.  I like the curve of the handle, and also the way the light comes through between the groups of bristles – which resemble the legs of some monstrous millipede!

Or perhaps this is some large scorpion-like creature, its lethal sting poised above its head, making off to the left intent on giving some hapless victim a bad day.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window.

Technique: tripod-mounted D800 with 105mm Nikkor lens; 200 ISO; conversion to mono, selenium toning and selective colour restoration in Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the High Contrast Green Filter preset.

.
.
.

STILL LIFE 9 – NAIL BRUSH 1 (MONO + COLOUR)

USE YOUR PC’s F11 KEY TO VIEW THIS BLOG FULLSCREEN

.

.uio_1222_1HighContrastGreenFilterX

Nail brush; 4 August 2013.

This nail brush appeared in our bathroom recently and caught my eye every time I used the hand basin.  I like the curve of the handle, and also the way the light comes through between the groups of bristles – which resemble the legs of some monstrous millipede!

Or perhaps this is some large scorpion-like creature, its lethal sting poised above its head, making off to the left intent on giving some hapless victim a bad day.

I’ve restored just an area of colour in the top photo, but lower one is straight mono – which do you prefer?

Tripod-mounted Nikon D800 with 105mm Micro Nikkor; 200 ISO; conversion to mono, selenium toning and selective colour restoration in Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the High Contrast Green Filter preset (upper image); the lower image was produced by reading the upper image into SEP2 a second time.
.
.

.
.
.

%d bloggers like this: