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mikew

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 19:58
I have had a fallow period until this afternoon and I thought I'd share. Not to everyone's taste I am sure but they made me happy.







Please don't mention the dust spot I missed

Mike
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 20:02
When in doubt (and the weather's dodgy) reach for the extension tubes!

Great fun and most interesting. Technique's good, too!

Regards,

Andrew
Best wishes,

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mikew

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 20:03
Or perhaps a 50mm macro

Can't afford auto tubes although I have some manual ones for the lens baby.
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konrads

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 20:33
Something wrong with my screen cause I can't see the dust spot, lovely shots though
K20D,24-90 3.5-5.6,50-135 2.8 + GRIP. SAVING FOR 60-250 F4
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mikew

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 20:45
The second one is nail clippers taken on the bathroom shelf in broad daylight. The very bright reflection made the camera under expose.

The dust spot is top right of the bright rectangle. I missed it
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Hyram

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 21:02
Good contrast
Hyram

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
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mikew

Link Posted 24/02/2010 - 21:03
That was the plan
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Prieni

Link Posted 25/02/2010 - 19:20
Somehow not fond of the first one but that second one is really good.

Prieni
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womble

Link Posted 25/02/2010 - 19:43
Prieni wrote:
Somehow not fond of the first one but that second one is really good.

Prieni

Perhaps something to do with being a mouldy carrot?

K.
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Prieni

Link Posted 25/02/2010 - 19:46
It could be that, it could be me not getting the point of the nail through it.
From the composition it should be nice enough, there is some interesting subject in it, it is focussed well enough, the lighting is good... Somehow it doesn't have an impact on me.
The second one is in a different league altogether for me.

Prieni
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mikew

Link Posted 25/02/2010 - 19:54
Carrot - carrot! It's a satsuma! There I am sweating away for hours creating and it's seen as a carrot. Someone else said it was a screw as well.

The idea of the nail and the fruit was to get contrast in texture, form and colour. I also loved the way the mould was that pallid blue.

I think the orange isn't quite pushy enough so I may rework it a bit.

Thank you both for your comments.

Mike
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womble

Link Posted 25/02/2010 - 20:12
I thought it was a slice of carrot with a mouldy core

Sowwy...
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Greytop

Link Posted 25/02/2010 - 21:07
I feel a bit like Hercule Poirot trying to guess what these excellent images are whilst trying to avoid reading everybody else's post

The past the 'sell by date' squashed fruit simply jumps out of the screen at you with that splash of colour. Nice contrast of texture with the mouldy areas.

My favourite though is the second image, very low key and dark with an intriguing shape disappearing out of focus. Very nice.
Regards Huw

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royd63uk

Link Posted 25/02/2010 - 21:24
I just love the second one it's like fine art

Roy
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Last Edited by royd63uk on 25/02/2010 - 21:24

mikew

Link Posted 25/02/2010 - 22:10
Thanks again guys.
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