I chose, instead, an old sea urchin test, without its spines, and a sprig of dried everlasting flowers.
This first photo is as it came out of the camera; no processing at all, other than resizing for the blog.
|Almost lace. And there are a few remnants of spines, after all.|
For this next one, I changed the aperture and moved in closer. That produced some noise, which I partly removed in processing. Still, there was minimal work to be done; despeckling, cropping, resizing.
|Close-up of urchin buttons and holes. I think they're where the spines were inserted.|
And the everlasting; again, with minimal processing; removing a dust speck, resizing, sharpening.
|White on white, with hints of pink.|
I'm pleased. Depth of field is still something to work with; for example, on the urchin, every part that curves away from the camera is out of focus. And the lens definitely loves light. For these, I had the flash, a spotlight, general room lighting, a white sheet, whiter paper, and two big white reflectors (one is the lid of a big plastic bowl; what works, works.)
More practice shots tomorrow; something alive, again.