Reprising an earlier thread, in which I dick around with background colors and light in photos.
CRKT's Bronze Ripple continues to fascinate me, because of the way the scales pick up light. Unfortunately, capturing it properly in photos is really tough. Under the right light, it has a very warm, rich look that you don't get with stainless steel, or even brass.
So, I tried to figure it out.
White background, top down and angled shots.
Um, no. Very flat, and lots of shadow. Not at all what I was looking for.
Well, now it's starting to pick up the light, so it doesn't just look brown. Lots of glare though, so I tried anther angle.
Still messing with the angle of photography. Little steps.
I was going to try a black background, anyway. Still too much glare.
Again with the glare, but the color is richer.
These photos are unfiltered. I could probably get somewhere by mucking with contrast and whatnot, but I wanted to see what I could do without it.
Off to the side, a little. This is better.
Pretty close, now. The bronze is very warm, and there is very little glare. Let's swap backgrounds, once more.
Wow. On the one hand, it is very warm, and rich. On the other hand, it's too much. Some filters will give you a look like a watercolor painting, or a pastel. This looks as if it's been filtered, but in a way that's trying too hard to look un-retouched. I don't think I like it.