Big Bertha's Adventures

You want me to photograph that? – A Bullet!


This is part of the ongoing series I call, “You want me to photograph that?”  If you missed the first one, click here.

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Sam:  “You’ll either like this item or you’ll hate it.”

I was intrigued with the object he wanted me to photograph for the “You want me to photograph that?” series.

He explained the uses for this bullet.  I listened and took notes.

When I arrived home I immediately tried photographing the bullet.

This is a standard photo – and a reflection of me trying to get used to photographing a small item.

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My attempt at getting creative:  placing the bullet upright.

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I decided it would be fun to incorporate an N Scale train conductor into the scene.

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This is where the photo shoot took quite a turn.  Among my unusual stash of stuff I have a dead butterfly / moth.  I decided to put it to use by incorporating with the bullet.  Now the bullet has wings.

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I also have branches in my collection of ‘natural’ items.  It seemed appropriate the winged bullet should perch on a branch.

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I added a sky background to add authenticity to the scene.  😉

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Next I added flowers for a softer touch.

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One last photo.  As you can imagine, I had a difficult time narrowing down the number of photos to share.

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Tips:
Remember, when I started shooting this item I wasn’t very inspired.  The shots are nice but I knew I could do something more.  So my solution:  I let time pass and waited for inspiration to come – and it did!  Sometimes when you feel uninspired it’s best not to force matters.  Wait for that spark of creativity – it will come and when it does the process is a whole lot easier and fun.

Notes:
Camera: Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
Date:  October 2013

Thank you Sam!  I enjoyed this challenge.

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