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Science - Bolts

This is probably my favorite science image, and it just goes to show you how interesting even mundane subjects can be! The science was all done, and I was hanging out in the wet lab wondering what I could possibly photograph for the daily dispatch, when I noticed this unusual arrangement of bolts. Marine Science Technician Lee Brittle was taking the CTD frame apart and polishing all of the bolts one by one. I used the swivel monitor on the digital camera to unobtrusively (from waist level) shoot about 20-30 versions of this shot until I hit on the idea to crop out Lee's head and make the image more of a panoramic. I used a slow shutter speed to blur Lee's hands a little, to show some action in the scene.

Technical information:
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Lens: Nikkor Coolpix 5000 zoom lens @ 28mm
Film: Compactflash

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