Monday, October 12, 2009

Still Life With Gun


"When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand." -- Raymond Chandler

I created this last night for a still life photo contest on Reddit. I wanted to do something with rich reds and yellows, and incorporate an unusual element. This is taken in a dark, closed room with three different light sources: a dim lamp off to the right, an LED flashlight off to the right aimed at the end of the gun, and a large powerful flashlight off to the left with some tissue paper draped over the light to diffuse it. I hand held the camera.

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3 comments:

Horatio said...

Please tell us about the gun.

Tom said...

The gun is a 9mm Glock 17.

LeesMyth said...

Interesting - a play on the French name for still life? (ie, nature morte)