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06-17-09 – Give ’em an Inch

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  • #1592
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Photograph instruments of measurement.

    Theme suggestion kudos (and another contender for short-and-sweet description) go to bucky_bacon.

    #22556
    bucky_bacon
    Participant

    and another contender for short-and-sweet description

    I figured that you have a lot to type around here already. 😉

    #22557
    corsec67
    Participant

    Oooh, thermometers would be included….

    I have the perfect shot in mind:
    Take my Galileo Thermometer when it is above 28 degrees in the room, so that all of the balls are on the bottom. The caption would be “The temperature in my room was off the sale”.

    #22558
    bucky_bacon
    Participant

    Hrm… fwiw I had a galileo thermometer too. Apparently it was a pretty cool idea 🙁

    #22559
    thepostess
    Participant

    LOL–Galileo Thermometer here too.

    #22560
    Curious
    Participant

    i brought my calipers home from work today but have no clear idea how to shoot them.

    bucky_bacon how much of a manifold gauge set is needed to qualify as an “instrument of measurement”? the whole thing? one gauge? is R12 better than 134a?

    does a volt/ohm meter have to have a reading on it? how about a clamp around meter?

    guess i have enough things to get three shots out of this at least. 🙂

    #22561
    olavf
    Participant

    lol curious I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to take a shot through a reticule 😛

    #22562
    bucky_bacon
    Participant

    @ curious

    I’m really not too picky. I’m typically more of a “I trust your judgment and let the voters decide” kinda guy. Any one part of something or of a set is fine.

    To me, instrumentation should show markings (or possibly a digital readout) to indicate different levels of whatever it is measuring. YMMV and I certainly won’t say that it’s required. I can see where a gauge would be set to one “size” and that is fine. You’re the one that has to make a good photograph out of it.

    That’s the point of all this right? To come up with some nice photos? So no worries about being too nit-picky on my end. Although I suppose if any theme was going to get too “technical” it would be this one!

    /hope that helps

    #22563
    corsec67
    Participant

    To me, instrumentation should show markings (or possibly a digital readout) to indicate different levels of whatever it is measuring. YMMV and I certainly won’t say that it’s required. I can see where a gauge would be set to one “size” and that is fine. You’re the one that has to make a good photograph out of it.

    There are instruments of measurement that don’t have a readout at all.

    A surveying chain is a chain that is 66 feet long, and you use that to mark out areas in multiples of 66 feet. Similar is the chain/marker thing used for American Football.

    The feelers for gapping a spark plug would be a another thing, where the object is a certain thickness that is used to measure the gap.

    #22564
    bucky_bacon
    Participant

    Yes. All of those are great examples and would certainly apply. Markings or readouts are by no means required. I was struggling with my words at 5:30 that morning.

    #22565
    orionid
    Participant

    I didn’t get a chance to get out shooting this week. And some last minute snaps of my dashboard are less than spectacular, so I’ll be sitting out again. I’ll be back next week, though, lens-a-blazing!

    #22566
    bucky_bacon
    Participant

    I didn’t get a chance to get out shooting this week. And some last minute snaps of my dashboard are less than spectacular, so I’ll be sitting out again. I’ll be back next week, though, lens-a-blazing!

    Well I (among many others I’m sure) will be looking forward to that. Thanks for popping in though. I never got around to getting the couple of things that I had in mind when I suggested this theme so I ran around at the last minute myself.

    #22567
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    I didn’t get a chance to get out shooting this week. And some last minute snaps of my dashboard are less than spectacular, so I’ll be sitting out again. I’ll be back next week, though, lens-a-blazing!

    I hear ya!
    This is the best shot I could get bouncing an Acura 3.2 TL off the rev limiter.

    #22568
    U-Man
    Participant

    I didn’t get a chance to get out shooting this week. And some last minute snaps of my dashboard are less than spectacular, so I’ll be sitting out again. I’ll be back next week, though, lens-a-blazing!

    Great minds think alike. Apparently, yours, NoBigs and mine thing alike as well. 🙂

    Took this one on a open stretch this past Sunday. After getting home I had the idea to try it at night and hit 103 mph for my 103rd contest. Then I pictured a terrible accident or an uncomfortable conversation with a state trooper…so I chickened out…for now.

    #22569
    staplermofo
    Participant

    I wonder how many other people are going to post their wangs against a ruler.

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