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07-08-09 – Shiny, Shiny Metal

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  • #1639
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Show us images of reflective metal surfaces/objects. Difficulty: no patina, dirt, rust/oxidation or other coatings that obscure the reflective qualities of the metal.

    Thanks for the theme suggestion, Choc-Ful-A!

    #23284
    clouddancer
    Participant

    I’m attempting to photograph something exceedingly shiny. My current question is this. I personally can see an engraving/logo on this objective. However, because of the shiny-ness and the reflectiveness, I can’t seem to take a picture of this and I’m reflected as well in this, albeit distorted. Any suggestions to get this to come out?

    /yes, we polished this object.
    //it’s really purdy.

    #23285
    U-Man
    Participant

    …looking around for a Chicago Bean pic. I know how much you guys love those….

    #23286
    corsec67
    Participant

    I’m attempting to photograph something exceedingly shiny. My current question is this. I personally can see an engraving/logo on this objective. However, because of the shiny-ness and the reflectiveness, I can’t seem to take a picture of this and I’m reflected as well in this, albeit distorted. Any suggestions to get this to come out?

    /yes, we polished this object.
    //it’s really purdy.

    I had a similar issue for this picture of my stainless watch for “Instruments”, and I solved it by wrapping myself in a white sheet, with only my camera lens poking out. So that white blob on the bezel between 30 and 40 is my body.

    I might take more pictures of that for this contest.

    The mirrors they use in intersections here all seem to just be a curved piece of stainless, so I have plenty of potential subjects.

    #23287
    Claff
    Participant

    Does shiny shiny painted metal count? I’ve got a black car that cleans up fairly nicely and on a partly cloudy day nicely reflects the afternoon sky. I think the only shiny unpainted metal I have on hand is an aftermarket muffler, and that doesn’t make for good pictures.

    #23288
    olavf
    Participant

    Claff the idea is for the metal itself to be reflective, if not shiny. So painted, not so much, but if you’ve got something chrome, or polished aluminum…

    Or,

    #23289
    justkat
    Participant

    after feeling pretty dern uninspired by this contest (which has more to do with external life than the topic) i finally got the bug and got a couple of pix today. if something throws itself at me tomorrow, then fine. if not, two pix it is.

    #23290
    staplermofo
    Participant

    after feeling pretty dern uninspired by this contest (which has more to do with external life than the topic) i finally got the bug and got a couple of pix today. if something throws itself at me tomorrow, then fine. if not, two pix it is.

    I can virtually guarantee you have a stapler with shiny metal parts.

    #23291
    olavf
    Participant

    after feeling pretty dern uninspired by this contest (which has more to do with external life than the topic) i finally got the bug and got a couple of pix today. if something throws itself at me tomorrow, then fine. if not, two pix it is.

    I can virtually guarantee you have a stapler with shiny metal parts.

    I’m not so sure. I couldn’t find it on Sunday…

    #23292
    justkat
    Participant

    after feeling pretty dern uninspired by this contest (which has more to do with external life than the topic) i finally got the bug and got a couple of pix today. if something throws itself at me tomorrow, then fine. if not, two pix it is.

    I can virtually guarantee you have a stapler with shiny metal parts.

    I’m not so sure. I couldn’t find it on Sunday…

    men. (the old stand-by)

    or, and probably much more accurately:

    i blame it on the children. 😉

    stapler, my man, i wouldn’t dream of trying to out stapler-picture you. i shall look about for inspiration elsewhere. 😀

    #23293
    harpo
    Participant

    I need a ruling – is something like this shiny and reflective enough? http://www.flickr.com/photos/25872347@N04/3702519284/sizes/o/

    #23294
    millera9
    Participant

    I need a ruling – is something like this shiny and reflective enough? http://www.flickr.com/photos/25872347@N04/3702519284/sizes/o/

    That’s painted, isn’t it?

    #23295
    thepostess
    Participant

    It appears to be.

    #23296
    harpo
    Participant

    That’s painted, isn’t it?

    Yeah – I guess that falls under “other coatings”. Off to the hardware store to see if I can find anything last-minute I guess 🙂

    #23297
    millera9
    Participant

    That’s painted, isn’t it?

    Yeah – I guess that falls under “other coatings”. Off to the hardware store to see if I can find anything last-minute I guess 🙂

    Hah, sorry to shoot you down amigo! Good luck!

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