So, What is it. Part One.

I love taking a unique look at the ordinary. I am going to do a little mini series of close-up shots of normal items. Today, we look at this. I will let you figure out what ‘it’ is. These should not be too hard since I don’t own a real macro lens, meaning no super close shots for me.

‘It’ was lit from the above left with 3 halogen track lights, and from the right with my Promaster 7500EDF Flash aimed away and right from the camera about 45 degrees, bouncing off the ceiling. The 2 different lighting sources gave it this nice 2 color light reflection.

I will add one hint about ‘it’. I think ‘it’ actually belongs to Jeremy Albert, but has been in my hands for more than 5 years for an unknown reason.

Nikon D7000 | 1/20 | ISO 125 | 135mm | f/5.6 | flash: Promaster 7500EDF


  1. Cory Zipperle

    Oh! Oh! I know!

  2. Chad Agler

    I know too! And I’m not a percussionist!

  3. J.D.

    I’ve used one many-a-time. Cool shot!!

  4. Wyatt (Post author)

    Had someone comment that I was not giving the answers. This one is a Cabasa, a latin percussion instrument. More info here:


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