Scavenger Hunt #33 – Crooked

Close-up of 5 2.2KΩ (red-red-red-gold) resistors in a row; the fourth one is crooked, the other four are straight.

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 for “Crooked” was to get an old piece of defunct electronics, find an integrated circuit on it, remove it, and re-add it with a pin out of place and crooked. That plan didn’t pan out because I forgot to take into account that electronics got smol and I couldn’t find a proper candidate for my experience (also, things would have been cut short anyway, so I’m not sure how realistic that plan was in the first place.)

But this got me into my electronics boxes, where I found a bunch of brand new resistors cohabitating with the few that had been used already… and whose leads showed it. The setup was pretty minutious, to get a square picture where the resistors would be properly spaced on the whole picture; this is what I ended up with for the final shot.

5 2.2KΩ (red-red-red-gold) resistors in a row; the fourth one is crooked, the other four are straight. The picture is dark, the paper background is visible and there's a lot of white space around the resistors.
CameraPentax K-1 II
Lenssmc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR
Focal length100 mm
Exposure time1/200 s

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

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