Instead, I'll show you a couple of Christmas tree ornaments I turned on my lathe. Nothing too fancy; one is maple, and the other is walnut. But they were pretty fun photography subjects (once I finally got them to stop rolling off the counter).
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Shutter Speed: 1/13
Not as tack sharp as I would have liked. That goes with shooting handheld at 1/13th of a second. I don't care how braced against things you are, or how good your image stabilization is. At 1/13th, you'll get better results with a tripod. Unfortunately, when I shot this, I was in a hurry to get out the door.
On the bright side, I barely had to do any post-processing. The lighting was already pretty warm, but not overdone, the white balance was just right, and I didn't feel adding a lot of saturation or contrast would help this photo. I didn't even crop. This is very close to being right off the camera.
Out of curiosity, does anyone else out there woodwork or woodturn?