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    Day 14: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Surely it can't be two weeks already?

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    re: Day 14: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    30 days hath September, April, June & November.
    All the rest have 31, except .... etc

    July definitely doesn't have 143 days.
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    Re: Day 14: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    30 days hath September, April, June & November.
    All the rest have 31, except .... etc

    July definitely doesn't have 143 days.
    Um ... well in my defence I did say that it can't be two weeks!

    (Thanks Donald!)

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    Razor's Edge, Take 2

    Day 14: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Canon 500D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, f/8, 1/90s, 3 flashes RF triggered, 4 images merged with Helicon Focus. PAD slideshow.

    I went after a chisel shot again today, taking into consideration the comments from before, and I'm much happier with it. I stopped at the local WalMart and got a brass switchplate to use as a reflective base. Unfortunately, the hardware store was closed, so my choices were limited. I expected to have a lot of options in the housewares (pots and pans), but didn't see anything really good.

    The fact that the chisel is off the base a little on the right is because of the base, not the chisel: it's a high-quality English chisel, and when I check it with an engineer's square, it's perfect.

    I'm a little forward from before, and the lower angle on the side is visible in the reflection more than on the chisel itself, which I like. I took one more image this time for Helicon, so it's more in focus across the front. I like the brass to offset the reflection: I can make the reflection the same color simply by converting to B&W, but having the reflection in a different tone is a plus, I think.

    C&C greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Razor's Edge, Take 2

    Yes, I think that's better. The colour contrast helps, and I think the exposure is improved in V2. English quality, eh? That comes as a surprise - I thought we didn't make anything these days as all of our production has switched to the far east.

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    In honour of those occasions when we take ourselves a little too seriously!

    Day 14: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

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    Re: In honour of those occasions when we take ourselves a little too seriously!

    Rick - that is great. I prefer the angle and the closer view. (I think it's closer, anyway) and the brass plate does the reflection trick. Very good mix of tones and shapes and angles.

    Colin: nice t.i.c humour. And you have even managed to make it look attractive and different.

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    Re: Day 14: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Misty Morning, Martinborough.

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    This was a hurried pano taken this morning just before we left for the day. Misty and a frost, which threatened to hang about all day, given the cloud cover. We call these black frosts.

    Got back late-ish so I completely forgot to sharpen this at all, but maybe the subject will allow a less than sharp accident.

    (PS. If you have been looking at exif, I forgot to change the D80 at daylight saving time, so it looks later than it really is. One more little job for tomorrow.)

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    Re: In honour of those occasions when we take ourselves a little too seriously!

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    Very funny, Colin. I suppose you could have done it by flushing it down the toilet, which would also have tested it weather-proofing?

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    I really like the composition and 'feel' to this one, but I find it rather dark and you seem to have lost some detail. It's a very nice scene though.

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    Stop, Rob... think... what day is it today?

    I think it's day 14 (smug smilie)

    Single shot, studio lit with single diffuser. Black art board for background. Flower from TESCO (why not?). Panasonic G1 (I sleep with it now).

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    Re: Stop, Rob... think... what day is it today?

    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    Flower from TESCO (why not?).
    How long have you got?

    Panasonic G1 (I sleep with it now).
    And YOU got on to ME about Heather!

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    Re: Stop, Rob... think... what day is it today?

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    And YOU got on to ME about Heather!
    Well, someone might steal it! And it's MINE!!!!

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    Re: In honour of those occasions when we take ourselves a little too seriously!

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
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    Flash for dinner! Yummy :P

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    Re: Razor's Edge, Take 2

    Thanks, Rob and Kit: your comments before (and Dave's) definitely helped.

    Quote Originally Posted by carregwen View Post
    Yes, I think that's better. The colour contrast helps, and I think the exposure is improved in V2. English quality, eh? That comes as a surprise - I thought we didn't make anything these days as all of our production has switched to the far east.
    Robert Sorby makes very good chisels: I don't suppose that Sheffield steel is noticeably better than Chinese steel today, since I'm sure everyone uses the same equipment. In fact, I'm not certain Sorby chisels use Sheffield steel: they don't say so.

    Cheers,
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    After Eight

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    1/50s . f/2.5 . ISO 800 . 50 mm

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    That just reminded me to go and wind-up the grandfather clock in the hall, which had just about reached a standstill

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    Re: In honour of those occasions when we take ourselves a little too seriously!

    Well done, Colin - and a nice concept, too. Of course I don't take my photography too seriously, unlike software I've worked on, which I'm sure will last for ages.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Day 14: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Very moody, Kit: I like it. I see what Rob says about being dark, but I'm not sure I'd change it. I'll be interested to see what you decide about sharpening or lightening, whether you decide to move away from what you have. I think this could be one of those like Richard (I think it was Richard) described, where you try lots of different curves and adjustments, and end up liking what you started with.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Stop, Rob... think... what day is it today?

    Wonderful image, Rob. Your work with the G1 certainly shows that you can take great photos without a Canon xD or xxD. If you do an album with G1 images, we can point people at that when we try to reassure them that they'll be able to take good pictures even with an entry-level DSLR.

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