Rings for the Cool Photo Contest

This entry comes from Oleksandr Havrylyuk of Portland


I took this shot using Canon 100 mm 2.8 macro lens, which I got not so
long ago and used only 2 times before on the other weddings to photograph
rings. On that wedding, bride and groom where getting ready at the same
church but in separate rooms. They also were going to have a reception in
big church hall. I went to take groom’s ring from him and when I was
passing by the reception hall entry, I have noticed those cake trays that
cake lady brought to put small cakes on them. They where flat plastic
trays. The idea to use one of them as shooting table for rings came to me
immediately. So, I borrowed the tray for couple of minutes. I arranged
rings on the tray and I mounted my camera on a tripod. I was doing all of
that in the room with girls getting ready. They have brought some
refreshments with them in a blue cooler which was on the floor right in
front of me at the same direction I was shooting my rings. The light, the
angle and background and stars arranged so perfectly for that shot. The
color from the cooler created those deep blue shadows from the rings. I
used manual focus and timer release to get the shot. The post processing
was minimal here. I didn’t even crop the image. I just ran Clarity action
from Kubota’s Production Pack and it was it.


I love photography, my family, and owning my own business. I am going to mix them up and see what I get!

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