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 Post subject: Some machinery parts
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:15 pm 
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Been to a science and industry museum and tried some shots.
I do not always explicitly request for C&C as it feels safe to assume that we all post here looking forward to C&C.... that is to me the underlying code in here.

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Interesting collection Jagadish, I could not find the EXIF on your flickr site for these, they are very sharp for indoor shooting, what lens did you use and flash if any. I like this kind of stuff.

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Thnak you 4xxxx.

These photos are with the 18-55 kit lense that comes with D5000 and I had left the ISO on auto just to see and some of the pictures are at ISO 3200 like no 17. This helped me to go on without tripod.

I kind of prefer to try photos in ambient light and no flashes here too.

These are not in picasa but in photobucket page here:
http://s1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee4 ... Technical/


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I like it. I am an operator in a powerstation( burn coal, make steam and generate electricity), so have a bit of an interest in the old steam stuff. I have also got a couple of old stationary engines, but not an expert in the field. My father in law was the expert.
I would like to see you zoom in on certain parts a bit more, isolate some of the nice brass bits etc, or isolate a part like the shot of the pedestal drill.

The George Saxon wall plates with gauges underneath might have made for a good shot without the steam pipe and other stuff in the way.

Did you try the flash at all?

We could start a definite thread on old engines?

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Thanks maxjj.
The machinery were so interesting that people from all walks of life and from all age groups - grandpas and kids alike, were just loving the exhibition.

As this was my first attempt at this kind of subjects, was not very sure about the compositions. Next time surely planning to try some closeup of specific parts.
Yes agreed, the George Saxon plate photo could have been better composed. Let us see how I can manage next time.

The advantage of recent digitals is that with the ISO going very high, it is possible to shoot without using flash in many situations. I did not use the flas at all. And all shots are hand held.

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Your pictures are very well done technically, and have pleasant color and light.
I would suggest trying to think more creatively after you chose your subject. Try to think how to take a shot on the subject in a way that no one has done before. Try to find associations and contrasts between the elements in the pictures, interesting angles and so on. A good exercise in opening one's photographic view is to limit yourself somehow. For instance, choose a subject and start shooting it. When you reach the point when you think that you had enough, keep shooting, keep searching for new angles and settings, be stubborn and keep at it. You will end up with a lot of lousy shots but you will certainly find some gems that'll make you say wow! You will be surprised how many things you can find just by forcing yourself to be creative.

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Thank you very much Radu.
You have helped me with some thing that I will continue to value for long time to come!
This approach to confine the subject to compel the mind to open up is just amazing to me. Can hardly wait till week end to try and put the new lesson to practice.
Glad that you could like the colour rendition from the D5000 at default setting. I am growing to like it much.
It will be a big help if you can find a few moments to guide me with the future posts as well. May be will PM to let you know as and when I post, if it is not a big bother.

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No problem at all, I'll be happy to help with all that I know.

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Posting some from yesterday.This time had the nikon 70-300 (second hand) for many of the shots which does not auto focus on D5000.
As ISO was boosted very high, no flash used and hand held.
More are there in this link for those interested:
http://s1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee4 ... Technical/

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nice work, love it. It makes me feel like I am there.
Those cut open boiler tubes look interesting

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Thanks maxjj.
Some of the visitors are so attracted to the fascinating display of yester era machines that they keep coming repeatedly when ever some special exhibition is on :)

The section of boiler tubes is from an old steam locomotive engine. This was the first time I could get to know what exactly remained hidden in that iron barrel of a snout :)

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