__02/18/11__ Mardi Gras Beads
My wife and I got these beads from our plantation tour guide that drove us around last week near New Orleans. He told us that during the [family friendly] parades, you have to say 'throw me something mister' in order to get your beads. Yes, yes, I know that's not the typical method on Bourbon Street.
For this shot, I chose the widest possible aperture so I got circular, not hexagonal, light spots and lit the beads from above as the rested on a white presentation board.
By the way, my New Orleans photos are pretty close to being posted. I've been pretty sick all week, so my time has been spent mostly sitting around and watching movies.
Update: it's finished! Check out my New Orleans gallery!