Wood grain never gets boring.
This afternoon a friend gave me a plank of beautiful Osage Orange, or “hedge”.
I cut a very thin wedge (1/16″ and tapering) from the end, across the grain.
A chip about the size of a postage stamp broke off it, so there were actually two pieces photographed.
I put each piece in turn above a very bright rechargeable spotlight that was mostly shielded with a piece of aluminum foil.
Then I photographed the details or patterns the light revealed, using a Nikkor Micro 40mm macro lens.
The pictures are somewhat out of focus because I didn’t use a tripod and a timer.
The next series of steps involved the photos were mirroring the images upon themselves.
These were played as a slide show, which was recorded as a video- this video.
HD Translucent Wood: Osage Orange and Light: Designs