Day 53. August 30, 2010. I was inspired to do a shot of a hand after watching--don't judge me--the season finale of of the sixth season of House. I only watched it because it was shot entirely on the Canon 5D Mk II, I swear. But anyone interested in photography or cinematography will have fun watching it. The use of the 5D Mk II and the usual lineup of wide-aperture primes instead of the standard big, clunky video cameras gives the episode a uniquely photographic quality. The episode starts with a pan of a hand in low-key lighting shot with the same lens I'm using here (albeit on a full-frame body). I started with black fabric, but that was a little too dark to reflect enough light to very subtly illuminate underneath the fingers. After trying a few things, my comforter turned out to be the right color. So here is the shot that may start my friend in a new career in hand modeling.
EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro @ f/3.2. 1/200s. 580EX II @ 1/64 bounced from ceiling, 430EX II from right at 1/32.