The $64.99 shot!

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!!!

Sometimes it takes money to make money and I’m sure you’ve heard that before! I was doing a shoot last week and one of the things that I love is when someone is doing grinding of metal. The photos that I get from this are always great and usually better then when someone is doing welding. With welding you can get sparks and stuff is flying, but you have this intense spot where the welding is being done and the photo gets really overexposed in that area and I’m just not a fan of that! You don’t get that effect when someone is doing grinding, so it really makes for a better photo!

On this shot, I was shooting some other stuff and saw this guy doing some grinding on the job site and thought I would take a few minutes and try to create something different. I took my camera and put it in right into the trail of sparks that was coming off the grinder and that’s something that I’ve never tried before. Right away I knew that I was getting something special, so I shot a few photos like this for a couple of minutes. When I was all done shooting this, I looked at the front of the lens and the UV filter on the front of the lens was pitted from all the sparks and it’s pretty much toast! I had to order new one and it cost me $64.99 for a new UV filter, but that’s a small price to pay for a great shot! The other good thing is that I’ll save that filter and next time I get in a situation like this, I’ll be able to use the pitted filter for that!

I hope that you have a wonderful week to come and thanks as always for checking out my work!!!!!


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