In my Instagram feed I see fabulous shots of fountain pen nibs. I do realise many are shot with a macro lens. That said, I should be able to shoot one with the equipment I have … either the 50mm prime lens or the 18-200mm. That’s not really the problem.
I have this gorgeous, two-tone Pelikan nib. Several times I’ve tried, but the two colours won’t show. Either it looks as if it were a stainless steel nib or a gold.
This is what it should look like [photo shamelessly borrowed]:
This is what I come up with:
I don’t know where I go wrong. My nib looks just like the one above in real life. Okay, when I increase saturation, it gets a little colour, but hardly visible to the human eye.
This one I’ve adjusted pretty hard in CameraRAW.