Pencil Shavings

Pencil Shaving I

Pencil Shaving I, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

The shavings from a sharpened pencil, shown above and below, were almost discarded, but made an interesting pattern.

Pencil Shaving 2
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A little moisture made the shavings slightly transparent, and I photographed them on a light box for transparency using my 200mm macro lens augmented with a 36mm extension tube.

I couldn’t resist inverting the images and extending the spiral in Photoshop. This one really needs to be seen larger.

Miracle in the Mundane

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This entry was posted in Bemusements, Photography, Photoshop Techniques.

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