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Triangles, Engineered to Last
Triangles, Engineered to Last
2Shay


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Triangle (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Hollister, CA
Date: May 9, 2005
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Architecture, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2005

This was my Grandfathers watch. I have always been fascinated by the symbolism and uniqueness of this watch. The marks visible on the face are actually pits on the underside of the glass. Nothing I could do about them. I don't think I would be able to replace the beveled triangular glass, so it is as it is.

My first attempt at what I would call "studio lighting". I used an OTT light with a piece of printer paper wrapped around it to diffuse, another sheet of white paper at the bottom of the watch, leaning against the tripod to try to remove the shadow below. A couple of hot spots on the jewel and point of triangle at top, but best I could do.

I will post some shots of the back and sides of the watch after the challenge if anyone is interested in seeing them.

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 413
Avg (all users): 6.0140
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 5.8344
Avg (non-participants): 6.2148
Views since voting: 1047
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 286
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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05/31/2005 03:40:56 PM
Centred composition works well. I like the way the object seems to be floating. Lighting is generally OK - too strong would mean losing the nice detail on the metal work moulding - but it's not very even. The lower left area of the frame seems darker than the rest. Perhaps a light reflector might help with that? In terms of content, it's not an exciting shot, though it certainly meets the challenge and is well executed. My main reaction is, nicely done shot of a quirky object, move on. I need something more to hook my attention.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/17/2005 09:48:58 PM
Good macro shot. Definately a triangle. It lacks the "wow" factor, and I can't put my finger on what you would need to do to achieve it. Sorry. I scored it an 8.
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05/17/2005 09:05:53 AM
Very charming and well presented. 6
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05/17/2005 05:15:57 AM
Love the background. Personaly I would like the top of the background lit a little more and the bottom to be dark a little more. Anyway nice image. 7.
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05/16/2005 12:48:19 PM
Perfectly place in the center. Very appropriate for a piece of jewelry like this.
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05/15/2005 10:50:35 PM
Very interesting shot, well lit
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05/15/2005 12:21:16 AM
Lovely shot of an unusual object.

(and it has been duely noted that the hands are at 10 past 2! lol)
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05/12/2005 08:30:40 PM
could have been better if a better light. Use a flash would help distinguish details. Where did you get this?
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05/12/2005 03:16:17 PM
great capture
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05/12/2005 10:03:29 AM
10 10 10 10... Very Very Nice!
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05/12/2005 12:36:04 AM
this looks like something ben franklin would have come up with.
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05/11/2005 01:07:51 PM
Nice and sharp. And interesting against the black background.
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05/11/2005 12:27:09 AM
this is such an interesting piece.. 10
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