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Bearings stuck by magic magnetism.

I inherited this magnet along with the contents of several grandfathers’ workshops. It must be older than I am. I think it's not wearing as well though, except, perhaps first thing in the morning when we’re about equal ;) . I loved the textures and colours of the peeling paint.

I rotated the image to provide a bit more visual interest, an excuse to smile, and to remind us of magnetism’s gravity-defying antics.

A happy accident in some early trial shots showed that this lens can make rather pretty stars if the light is right and the aperture really small so I went back and took some more...

This image is for the week’s Macro Monday group theme Stick. The magnet and bearings together measure just over two inches so we are within the group’s guideline even including the space on the right. Yey!

Thanks for taking time to look. I hope you enjoy the image. Happy Macro Monday! :)

[Tripod mount; delayed shutter, VR off; LED torch lighting very close and to the side; black cloth background. In LR altered colour temperature for a more blue cast to contrast with the red paint; rotated, flipped and cropped to size with a wide format. Vibrance and clarity raised to bring out the paint textures; a bit of playing with the individual colour ranges to add interest. Topaz Detail for most of the sharpening. In Photo a bit of clarity and Unsharp Mask, sharpening the magnet and the bearings but not the stars, using a layer mask.]
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  • Taken: Dec 10, 2017
  • Uploaded: Dec 11, 2017
  • Updated: Apr 18, 2018