Thursday, January 19, 2006

Old switches

This is a closeup of switches and knobs on an old amplifier my Dad was about to throw out. I added some strong lighting from underneath in order to create strange, almost ghostly shadows. The strong light made the ends of the switches seem to glow. I used a shallow depth of field in order to draw the eye to the switches and to blur the distracting background.
This photo reminds me that no matter how advanced a piece of technology is, eventually it becomes more valuable as a reminder of the past than for its original purpose.

Canon 20D, Tamron 28-75 2.8, AV 2.8
[click photo to enlarge]


Blogger Chantal said...

very good lighting here.

4:03 AM  
Anonymous Frank said...

Looks very cool with great lightning.
Greetings, Frank

7:16 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments. Whenever the weather isn't too great on the east coast, I have to be more creative with looking for subjects.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Maybe an old amplifier but in your picture it looks like a piece of high tech !
Nicely done.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous jamie said...

excellent macro and lighting.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.

12:08 AM  
Anonymous Karl-Petter said...

Cool. Nice shot and nice colours.

3:28 PM  

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