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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:19 pm 
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Heres my current tripod that i use given to me by my grandfather.. its probably about 55 years old and back then they made everything so well.. its all metal and very sturdy.. i took a few shots and want to know what you guys think.. im not sure what i think lol...

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Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 1600
Exposure Bias: 5 EV

so there it is.. im not quite sure if i like it but you can see another version where i didnt use external lighting on my flickr.

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Hmm i just looked at this and thought hmm maybe this could benifit from a crop.. so im gonna crop it and repost the cropped shot..

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OK i cropped it and here are the results.....

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and...

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and original

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Emp...it is a classic....wonderful lines, great composition, you transformed it into art...good going!!



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Crop it a tad more on the left hand side, too much darkness and the images is just already dark so remove that and you will get a "brighter" shot IMO.

I like these shots they look rather classic! well done my freind

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thanks guys i was waiting for someone to respond i was afraid no one liked it :oops: ... but i guess you guys do.. i actually used a flashlight to get that blown out effect on the bottom part of the picture and i just enhanced the effect in lightroom by messing with tone curve.

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It has a nice, sort of old-school look to it, but it could use a little bit nore brightness I guess... Quite a large portion of the picture seems to be blown out, still very cool though.

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Paukl wrote:
It has a nice, sort of old-school look to it, but it could use a little bit nore brightness I guess... Quite a large portion of the picture seems to be blown out, still very cool though.


well i was sort of aiming for that blown out affect to give it extreme contrast.. i wanted the writing on the tripod to be highlighted i guess and i like the blown out affect that i got on purpose.. so i guess if you take that into consideration it turns into an artistic affect that i was going for.. i guess some people like some people dont.. but thanks paukl i thought it was very cool too :D

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Hey emp93,

I like them! They have that old-school "noir" effect on them. The actual design itself is also very classic, reminiscent of old Cadillacs..lol.

Like you, I think the glare/highlights and the saturated blacks actually lends itself well to this. It's a simple construction and more detailed tecture of the surfaces really isn't required. It's borderline abstract if you will.

Very tastefully done, I think!

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Thanks Lah!!.. i think we share a similar eye for photography :D.. because i love all your pictures and it seems you like most of mine.

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HEHE we are in trouble emp93!!!


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