It’s a case of “cents and sensibility”, but not quite the way Jane Austen saw it. (142 view on 28 August 2011.)

These are Australian fifty-cent coins, the only ones in our currency that are not round – they have twelve edges.

I do not crop, enhance or post edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a SMC Pentax-DA 1:2.8mm lens. F4.5, 1/125 sec, ISO 200, focal length 35mm.

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Comments

  • Shubd
    Shubdover 4 years ago

    Not round ? okay ..point noted :D !!!
    Liked the B&W touch to it.
    This reminded of one of my posts.

  • Very clever quip, Shubd … will check out your link now.

    – David McMahon

  • Shubd
    Shubdover 4 years ago

    oops the link didn’t work .. let me try again.
    If you like you can view it here

  • On my way …

    – David McMahon

  • IngridSonja
    IngridSonjaover 4 years ago

    V. nice shot…love the title!

  • Thanks so much, Ingrid – I’m delighted to hear you like the title too!

    – David McMahon

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thank you, JustArt. I actually shot this on my desk, with a friend looking on, intrigued at my concentration!

    – David McMahon

  • Lynn  Abbott
    Lynn Abbottover 4 years ago

    Love this! You use repetition and pattern to such advantage!

  • Thanks so much, Janine. I think patterns have always fascinated me!

    – David McMahon

  • sfmilner
    sfmilnerover 4 years ago

    Greetings David; Wonderful lighting and DOF, beautiful work.
    steve

  • Thanks, Steve. Great to know you like this one.

    – David McMahon

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thanks very much, Cee and Chris.

    – David McMahon

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 4 years ago

    Wonderful David! Love the DOF :)

  • Thanks so much, Shelly – the lens really did a good job here.

    – David McMahon

  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoover 4 years ago

    FaBulouS!!!!!!!

  • Thanks for the comment and the fav, Lorena. Appreciate it. This was an experimental shot in everyday conditions!

    – David McMahon

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 4 years ago

    Lovely image….very nice DOF, David!

    !

  • Thank you very much, Wendi – I guess the thing that really made a big difference was the tiny design elements on that coin!

    – David McMahon

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