After missing a couple of days on my Project 365, I got back to it tonight. Having shredded a VCR a few weeks ago, I stored off a bunch of mechanical parts and circuit boards to photograph later — like tonight!
This is a macro image of a spindle that was part of the tape travel mechanism. I really like the patterns on the metal, and thought they deserved some focus tonight. This image was made with my Canon 7D and Canon MP-E 65mm/2.8 lens, and then processed with Photoshop CS4E and Nik Color Efex Pro.