|Camera||Pentax K-1 II|
|Lens||smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mmF2.8 WR|
|Focal length||100 mm|
|Exposure time||1/50 s|
Metal is an instance of a picture that’s somewhat weak on the theme, but that I couldn’t resist including in my Hunt set because I loved it so much. I’m not even sure WHY I love it so much – but when I reviewed the set for that day, there was definitely an audible “oh!”.
The annoying thing is that I had a FANTASTIC find for the theme, but none of the pictures were remotely as good, at least in SOOC. There’s a botanical collection of succulent plants in Zürich, and this picture was taken behind that building. And a few meters away, there’s a bunch of metallic cactus sculptures. I spent a significant amount of time trying to get a good shot of these – but they’re stuck in an awkard place not far from a fairly busy road, so I didn’t manage to make a SOOC image work 😦 Not to mention that it was a very bright day and that there was literally no shade around at all, which didn’t help either.
If not for the SOOC constraint, I may have submitted this one:
I think it’s a better fit, but the non-edited version felt fairly bland. I also think that I may have shot differently without the SOOC constraint: I would have trusted that I could crop and turn things around, and I would probably have gotten larger angle shots with the hope of getting SOMETHING that I could use. I might go back to that place at some point, because these were fun to photograph!
And, for more pictures of the same word, the Scavenger album: Metal.