What to do when you are stuck indoors

If you haven’t worked it out already I like macro photography, mainly because the subject matter is everywhere and always available.

So since the weather was pretty miserable I decided to revisit an old subject.

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The setup was really lazy. There are two adjustable desk lamps on my desk with daylight fittings dropped down to the same level as the wrench to provide even cross-lighting and reduce hot-spots. The rest was up to my 40mm macro. I was curious to know what the minimum working distance could be so I kept dropping the tripod height until the focus maxed out at 4cm. My attention was drawn to the worm screw used to adjust the wrench.

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I particularly liked this last image of the stamping on the handle. There is a graphic quality to it and the word suggests the image is faked in some way. The textures and tones in the metal are subtle and I kept them instead of going with black and white.

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