Post three about an epic weekend shoot of a car boot full of military objects. The opportunity to shoot so many graphic subjects took two days and was a real test as they all had to be back within 48 hours.
First, a communist era Red Star cap badge between two converging shadows.
Next a Royal Air Force cap badge – strange how the stitching in the wings looks more ‘feather like’ in close up.
Finally a real challenge – how do you take a photo of a (deactivated!) WW2 hand grenade? This was my best effort but I wasn’t really happy with the result. A layer might have helped.
All shots taken for the book market, hope you like them.
glad you said de-activated grenade ! might it have been better laying down on some grass or moss as a background ?
The background is always a tricky one. I chicken out and just leave it white to let a designer easily comp in the background they’re after. You’re right though – a more natural background would work well on the grenade shot. Thanks for the comment!