Sunday, May 17, 2009

Day 137 of 365

While out hiking yesterday I found an intact and empty snail shell and decided to bring it home to shoot. I washed it and oiled it up with some olive oil for some extra shine and to deepen the colors. I initially shot with just one work light shining from the left but I didn't like how it looked so I grabbed a string of Christmas lights sitting on a table in the garage and surrounded the shell with lights. I guess that would be a very cheap version of a macro ring light. This particular shot also has one of the lights sitting in the hole of the shell so it has a bit of an interior glow.

On a different note. Has anyone had any experience with selling their photos online? Has anyone used SmugMug as their marketplace?
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