Monday, December 15, 2008

"Brick by Brick, My Citizens, Brick by Brick"

Macro lens + medium softbox + black velvet.  This Denarius was struck during the reign of Hadrian around 120 AD.  D3, Nikon 60mm f/2.8, 1/200 @ f/32, ISO 200


Preston said...

So, you got this by accident as change for a Big Gulp or what? Amazing detail. Did you use strobe or tungsten?

Ray Meibaum said...

Ha! That would be nice. I actually bought it at a flea market in Collinsville. I've developed an interest in the Romans and particularly Hadrian over the last couple of years and this is a nice link to the past. I used a medium softbox with a 500ws monolight at a low angle. I suppose the right way to light this would be a couple of low lights on either side?