f/5, 1/160s, 18-105 at 58mm
This image is from the third shoot with the builder. I like this image because it shows two traditional tools which have been used for hundreds of years before the introduction of electrical tools. They go back to days of craftsmanship, and represent the builders skills with his materials and tools. I like the contrasting textures and tones of the polystyrene, metals and woods. The stone dust and scratches on the tools represent the hard work of the builder. I think that the shadowing on the bolster works well with the handle creating a deep black shadow. The shallow depth of field works nicely to highlight the textures on the tools against the wood in the background. I have used a focal length of 58mm to frame the tools quite tightly and make them fill the frame.