October 20, 2007 at 5:36 pm #1139
Photograph timepieces large and small.October 20, 2007 at 7:26 pm #13933staplermofoParticipant
Do sundials count?October 20, 2007 at 7:40 pm #13934
I hope so. They’re timepieces.October 20, 2007 at 11:08 pm #13935corsec67Participant
Does anything that measures time count, or just things that tell the time of day?
(For example, a kitchen timer or choronograph)October 20, 2007 at 11:46 pm #13936FlavivirusParticipant
Anything that measures time would be acceptable, I would think. Lots of possibilities.November 8, 2007 at 12:45 am #13937MorningbreathParticipant
wow, I screwed up. I thought tonight’s contest was curves.November 8, 2007 at 12:59 am #13938
crap, that’s probably my fault for messing up the Boobies posting schedule. Sorry about that 🙁November 8, 2007 at 1:07 am #13939November 8, 2007 at 4:32 pm #13940schneeParticipant
U-man had asked what I meant when I said I “hi-keyed” the watch images to get it to look more like platinum. I don’t know if “hi-key” can be “verbed”, but basically, I over-exposed the image to wash out any non-white colors. That gives the metal a silvery look. I did the same sort of thing to the erasers that I took for the “Everything for a Dollar” theme.
Here is a sampling of the images I took for this theme, with the exposure information (ISO 400 for all)
I chose the 2nd from the bottom for display. In the top three, one can see a little bit of red in the shadow behind the watch – that came from the light being reflected from the eraser I used to prop-up the watch (a LEGO assisted as well). As I cranked up the exposure (pushing the histogram to the right), that red got washed out. The middle image (f/10 @1/200) is pretty close to how my eye sees the watch in most viewing conditions. I had considered the bottom image, but ultimately decided it was too abstract. I was really attracted to the completely washed out background and my next attempt along these lines will be to get a completely white background with a well-exposed subject. I may need to throw some direct light at the background to do that.
This set-up had the main light coming in from camera-left and slightly behind the subject. Camera-right was a piece of paper used as a reflector to illuminate the watch dial. The paper is reflected in the dial and appears as a curved white swath along the right edge.
My macro “studio” is about to get hacked up a bit – I need a light port to camera right, and I need better flexibility of the light positioning to camera left.November 9, 2007 at 3:19 pm #13941
Thanks for the mini-tutorial, schnee. I loved this entry 🙂
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