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Shutter Speed: 0.6 seconds
Focal Length: 27 mm
I'm not extremely happy with the composition on this. Lines, etc. become even more important than usual when you shoot monochrome, because there isn't color to distract your eyes. So in an attempt to mask some of the lines that are leading the eye in stupid directions, and just generally keep the focus on the center, I added a not-so-subtle vignette. It helped, but I still need to figure out better composition when shooting things like this.
I really like the contrast though, and the shadows behind the vases looks pretty good, as well as the kind of flare of light on the wood.
Man, Nature Macro photography is going to be so jealous.