Day 49—New Hardware

Yesterday, I had pull-outs installed in place of the cupboard doors and shelves in my upstairs linen cabinet. Ever since I remodeled my kitchen and installed pull-outs instead of shelves and doors in my lower kitchen cabinets, I have wanted to do that because they are so much more convenient. Now, having to kneel down to see what’s in a cavernous lower shelf is a thing of the past, upstairs as well as down.

The hardware I installed was leftover from another project. I think the shadow they cast is interesting and I like the depth of field in this photo. What gave me trouble, though, was the horizontal plane. In almost every shot, the cup pull appeared to be falling forward, probably because of the wood grain. I kept changing angles but still ended up with the same result. I had to straighten every photo in Aperture.

I adjusted the White Balance in the camera to Incandescent and made a slight change in the incandescent color graph to get the exact color of the wood under the lights but I had to increase the exposure just a little (+.32) in Aperture because despite the colors being correct, the overall photo appeared too dark.

35mm lens
ISO 640

One thought on “Day 49—New Hardware

  1. Oh I am so jealous! I love the idea of pullout shelves! Great photo and excellent, fastidious editing! Your attention to detail really makes the whole thing work. Nice job!

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