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Brad


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Five (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: In my shop.
Date: May 5, 2005
Aperture: F2.4
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Black and White, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2005

A bolt with a 5-sided head.
* Yes - it's real.
* Yes, it'll get hammered by the voters.
* No, I don't care - always wanted to do something with this damned bolt Toyota decided in their infinite wisdom to use!

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 182
Avg (all users): 6.3831
Avg (commenters): 7.7857
Avg (participants): 6.0882
Avg (non-participants): 6.6869
Views since voting: 6897
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 201
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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08/21/2005 12:29:23 AM
I missed this one. My husband the mechanic would love this! You should add the title to this image and sell it!
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05/18/2005 06:39:04 AM
great job Brad. I gave you an 8. love the dof and it looks great in b&w. well done.
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05/14/2005 11:59:44 PM
Originally posted by BradP:

ROFLMAO!

This one was worth the comments alone - & 2Shay, you're a NUT!


Brad,

Congratulations on the 9th place! It was definitely one of my favorites. If I'm a nut, then you must be a "loose screw".... hmmm.. or is it a "screw loose"? Either way, I must have had a strange week at work, because most of my comments on this challenge were a bit goofy. I had fun with the scoring, and glad to see that you did too!
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05/14/2005 05:06:26 AM
Originally posted by Pug-H:

I wouldn't call a 9th placing getting hammered by voters.

That was on the day I submitted it - boy was I off on that thought.
05/14/2005 04:18:27 AM
Hehe, I thought it was yours, Brad. I wouldn't call a 9th placing getting hammered by voters. Congratulations.
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05/14/2005 02:07:53 AM
Originally posted by KiwiChris:

Where on do you find this nut anyway? I may have to go search my toyota....

Thanks Chris.
This 5-sided bolt is out of the variable valve timing mechanism in a late-model Corolla. Very tricky/touchy mechanism and I guess they didn't want anyone from making a mistake and taking these out by accident.
(Didn't stop me! - LOL)
05/14/2005 02:01:54 AM
Very cool, congrats on the top 10 with a five sided nut...

Where on do you find this nut anyway? I may have to go search my toyota....
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05/14/2005 01:09:15 AM
Originally posted by bear_music:

I'll go buy a complete backup set of everything for pictorial duty if you'll go get a duplicate tool kit for photo opportunities.

At about $60K to replace, I think I'm gonna' get the short end here.
(that's just for the stuff IN my toolboxes)
05/14/2005 12:58:28 AM
Gotta laff at the comment regarding whether you deliberately sandpapered the wrench, and how it would be better if the scratches were radial... I guess you're too good of a shooter for folks to believe you're actually a mecanic with working tools. I bet some of the same comments when i use my kitchen stuff. I'll go buy a complete backup set of everything for pictorial duty if you'll go get a duplicate tool kit for photo opportunities.

That'll keep both of us out of Big Glass range for a while LOL.

Confrats on your top 10!

Robt.
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05/14/2005 12:51:51 AM
Hurray for Brad. A nuts and bolt image with great lighting to show off the glitter and wear and tear of the wrench. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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05/14/2005 12:26:43 AM
awesome shot, Brad...congrats on top 10! the b&w tone is perfect.
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05/14/2005 12:11:24 AM
ROFLMAO!

This one was worth the comments alone - & 2Shay, you're a NUT!
One of these days I NEED to get a tripod and something better for my lighting other than my fluorescent work light I use here in the shop - or maybe not...

Thanks all - hope you got as much of a chuckle out of this as I did!

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Message edited by author 2005-05-14 00:43:53.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2005 09:03:51 PM
Cool. I've never seen a bolt like that. Very neat photo, too. Good lighting, simple lines, good composition.
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05/11/2005 04:10:43 PM
Really nice shot with some great lighting. Excellent clarity and focus. Love the positioning of the wrench and screw...really good composition. B&W totally works for this! Great shot!
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05/10/2005 06:24:54 PM
Hah! Very funny! Probably a cost cutting measure at Chrysler... Hey boss, we could save .00002 on each bolt if we made it 5 sided instead of 6, and as a bonus, it matches our logo! Excellent Fred! We're promoting you to Sr. VP of Engineering. Hah Hah. Sorry, got carried away with myself! Back to the photo. I love the idea. The background is a bit distracting, and lighting could be a bit better on the wrench, but the creativity is excellent. Right up there near the top for me! Good job.
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05/09/2005 07:55:25 AM
Love this!! 9
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05/08/2005 11:43:42 PM
I love this! works great in b&w, love the well-worn tool, only complaint is the large hotspot. 6
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05/08/2005 12:43:10 AM
nice sharp photo
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05/08/2005 12:10:30 AM
That is funny. Great picture.
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05/07/2005 06:45:33 PM
Great idea for the challenge!
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05/07/2005 12:18:07 PM
Nicely processed image. It interests me a lot, but at the same time I feel that the compositional balance could be improved. I feel that it lacks something but at the same time find it beautiful.
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05/07/2005 12:14:48 PM
good idea and well executed. the spanner is a bit oo scratched, the scratches steal the attention away from the odd nut. On further thought the scratches are really strange, did you do them with a piece of sandpaper? In my mind the scratches should be in line with the usual movement of the spanner, i.e. curving across it not lengthwise on it.
DOF brilliant.
good luck. /8
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05/07/2005 10:19:31 AM
8 I like this. Good dof/composition and unique.
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05/07/2005 09:34:56 AM
great contrast and a creative idea. This is a solid pic.
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05/07/2005 07:11:13 AM
I like this one alot. Nice work. Great in b/w and the sharpness is just right. The composition makes the shot. 10.
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05/07/2005 03:16:19 AM
good idea, funny title, smoof editing
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05/07/2005 01:08:27 AM
What you really need is one of those wrenches that is just a rubber strip that can tighten around anything!
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05/07/2005 12:30:01 AM
What a pain! excellent photo - maybe a tad dark buts thats just me
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