Rock Polish by Eileen Novack
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Rock Polish

April 6, 2018

I bought this polish with the idea of doing a product shot. I as not sure at the time what I would use for a setting. I received one of those salt rock lights as a gift and I thought it would be perfect to use as a base for the shot.

I set up the shot using the rocks from the light, with an embedded LED gooseneck light from iKea. The background as just a sheet of crumpled aluminum foil. I wanted to get as much bokah as possible so I had to shoot wide open. Besides the embedded light the only other one is the bare incandescent from the salt light frame, which helped with the background highlights.

This shot is an HDR composite from three exposures.
Lens was a vintage Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Oreston 50mm 1.8 that came from an old Praktica I picked up at a thrift store.

50 · f/1.8 · 1/13-> 1/60 · ISO 100
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