There is so much bright silver shine in this photo – how could I resist? This is the arm of an actuator, which is used for the creation of linear motion. I love the framing in this shot, moving our eyes from top to bottom corners with the use of lines and focus depth. There is also great clarity, bringing out texture and detail. Sometimes, minimal use of color can be boring, but in this image, it works very well. The lighting gives us a wide spectrum of silver and black tones, the orange providing a fantastic energy boost.
Thanks to photographer Crispin Semmens for sharing his photo with creative commons!