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    I don't think this system works

    First of all, forgive the quality...these were taken with my phone. That being said, I think I will have to revisit this with camera in hand and a little more time to spend. This is an old radio/intercom system located in the basement of an old grocery store that has been closed for years. Any lighting has to be battery powered since there is no power in the basement anymore(this may prove to be a challenge for my very limited equiptment)
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    Re: I don't think this system works

    A tripod or other good support could be all you need. Plus using the ten second release and leaving the camera untouched during countdown and exposure would probably be my approach. Camera locked to a low ISO, A mode f/16. With time to play I would experiment with a LED torch and play the light over the equiptment during a long exposure. Cellphones are great with what they can do for us when properly handled like you did here.

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    Re: I don't think this system works

    Jon I like the first one very much. The softness and noise introduced by the phone camera and the focused low quality light fits this old piece of equipment. It also has the feeling of a very old photograph. Perhaps you could PP darken the surroundings a bit more.

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    Re: I don't think this system works

    Quote Originally Posted by jcuknz View Post
    A tripod or other good support could be all you need. Plus using the ten second release and leaving the camera untouched during countdown and exposure would probably be my approach. Camera locked to a low ISO, A mode f/16. With time to play I would experiment with a LED torch and play the light over the equiptment during a long exposure. Cellphones are great with what they can do for us when properly handled like you did here.
    Thanks. Will have to take tripod with me and I always have a couple different flashlights(torches) in the truck with me. Hoping to get back to this next week. Will post results...if they are worth a crap.

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    Re: I don't think this system works

    Quote Originally Posted by MilT0s View Post
    Jon I like the first one very much. The softness and noise introduced by the phone camera and the focused low quality light fits this old piece of equipment. It also has the feeling of a very old photograph. Perhaps you could PP darken the surroundings a bit more.
    Milto, I liked the "old" feel also. I will take a look at darkening a little bit. Thanks

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    Re: I don't think this system works

    Wow! The first thing that I thought of when I saw this image is what a turmoil it would cause if it was found in the New York Subway or London Underground... The whole transit system would be shut down for hours...

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