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In this photo I tried to turn something normal, like spoon and fork into a picture that needs a few seconds to be understood.

Most important was the lightning that was shot through an aluminium sheet from underneath the subject. This created a reflection on the silver spoon that made it look like an UFO :)

Later i just turned the white balance a bit cooler and did some color grading.

60mm · f/14.0 · 1/125s · ISO 100
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16 Comments

Renard McGhee's picture

This is world class still life. I love it when it takes you a few minutes to decipher what the objects actually are. At first glance it looks futuristic, alien even. But its simplicity renders it graceful.

John Sheehan's picture

Yeah, it took me a minute to figure out what it was too, that's what makes it so great.

pelle piano's picture

Great great great *2

Carlos Santero's picture

Absolutely great!

Marc Smith's picture

I love this - it's given me inspiration to look for similar effects in everyday items - particularly with strong reflections.

allan cattermole's picture

Stunning photo.. amazing extension of creativity

Mario Olvera's picture

This is a clear example os seeing beyond everything, beyond the escence of it. Love this so much!!!!

Mathias Wolpert's picture

thank u all! :)

Darren Nana's picture

Reminds me more of a fly than a UFO but excellent shot non the less.

Owen Porter's picture

Thought this was a 3D render, nice work mate spot on.

Terry Staniforth's picture

Amazing shot. Love it.

R van der Veer UTCFS's picture

very cool picture

Joonas Nieminen's picture

Nice abstract approach on common items. At first it looked like a high-tech Spider-man logo or a macro shot of a fly's head. Great shot!

Alec Lux's picture

nice shot

Allan Savage's picture

Have just seen this image - it's fantastic. Looks like a head-on macro of a futuristic fly. Inspires me to experiment with my old light-box.