Photo a Day Challenge

Rusty Penny? – March 4, 2013

Rusty Penny

YES! What you see is rust on a penny. During World War IIĀ  copper went to the war effort to make weapons. 1943 pennies are steel, and thus can rust. Only forty 1943 copper-alloy cents are known to remain in existence. Coin experts speculate that they were struck by accident when copper-alloy 1-cent blanks remained in the press hopper when production began on the new steel pennies. These rannge in value from $275,000.00 to upwards of 1 million dollars. I have 4 steel ones, slightly rusty if anyones interested!

I purchased an adapter to take a 580EX Canon Speedlight, and turn it into a “ring flash”. This is very good for close up, or macro photography with its very even lighting. Its also quite useful for shooting models, as the light “wraps” around them for even lighting, with rapid fall off. Canon 30D, ISO-200, F8, 1/200 sec, EF 100mm Macro Lens, 580EX Speedlight with “ring flash” adapter attached. Camera mounted on my Bogen tripod.

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