Scavenger Hunt #33 – Tin

Top of three tin cans, well aligned in a row. The left and right ones are identical, the third one is of a different model.

While I used the previous Hunt to experiment with composites and story-telling, I wanted to go “back to basics” for this Hunt, and try to get maybe closer from my comfort zone, but also closer to pictures that feel like “me”. But, for the personal challenge, I shot everything with my 100mm macro lens!

My first idea on “Tin” had to do with soldering; but taking pictures while handling tools heating at 300°C sounded like a particularly bad idea – especially since, as we all know, you already need three hands when soldering. And suddenly I remembered that cans were also called tins or tin cans, and I had an idea for the first image I shot for this Hunt!

I setup the cans on my faithful piece of black fabric and started getting pictures. It took a few back and forths between the camera and the setup, to align the cans just so and to align them with the light just so. But I eventually got my shot.

Top of three tin cans, well aligned in a row, over a black background. The left and right ones are identical, the third one is of a different model.
CameraPentax K-1 II
Lenssmc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR
Focal length100 mm
F-NumberF/5
Exposure time1/30 s
ISO1600

As you can guess, the edits were fairly straightforward on this one – apart from fixing a few details/blemishes.

The complete Scavenger album is available here: the Tin album.

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