Brenda Monahan  


Circuit Board by Brenda Monahan

March 2020 - Circuit Board

March 2020 - Brenda Monahan

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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
1/80
ISO2000
focal 24mm
f5.0


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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