Brenda Monahan  

Circuit Board by Brenda Monahan

March 2020 - Circuit Board

March 2020 - Brenda Monahan


About the Image(s)

I wanted something original...something I haven't tried to do before. It happened that we needed to get rid of a few old computers, requiring us to open them to remove the hard drives. I decided to take the opportunity to take a few photos and see what I might capture. I was working with the light I had in the room and underexposed as I didn't have my tripod handy for a slower shutter speed. I wish I'd thought about taking a few extra minutes to set up some lighting so I could lower the ISO and reduce some of the noise, but overall I thought it was interesting to see all the circuits and the dust that had settled inside the computer.

Canon 70D
EF 24mm f2.8 lens
focal 24mm

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Piers Blackett   Piers Blackett
Interesting idea. I think the red coils in the original provide a red-green contrast and could be included in a more vertical aspect, and excluding the out of focus box at the top   Posted: 03/09/2020 15:10:30
Brenda Monahan   Brenda Monahan
Duly noted. Thank you!   Posted: 03/20/2020 06:21:10

Karen Botvin   Karen Botvin
Very interesting idea, indeed. I do agree with Piers that adding back the red bands of wire would add a bit more interest to the image.   Posted: 03/11/2020 10:30:55
Brenda Monahan   Brenda Monahan
Thank you for the feedback!   Posted: 03/20/2020 06:21:45

Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
Wow, that's what makes our computers run--even with all the dust. Great color and dust! I would like to see the crop between the first and second red wires so that the numbers are not cut off. Fun shot!   Posted: 03/14/2020 14:24:32
Brenda Monahan   Brenda Monahan
Tried a new crop based on all your feedback.   Posted: 03/20/2020 06:33:04
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Piers Blackett   Piers Blackett
Yes! The addition of the red blocks makes the image more interesting and dynamic, which matches what it potentially can be in operation.   Posted: 03/20/2020 09:37:58