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Yashica Minister III Repair: Part One
Yashica Minister III Repair: Part One
BrennanOB


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Challenge: Disassembled Objects (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Living room , WC,CA
Date: Mar 29, 2011
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2011



[Mar. 31st, 2011 01:14:38 PM]

I lit this with an on camera fill flash and a main flash just off frame top. the idea was to give depth and definition to the various parts, to break them out of the viewing plane, and hopefully create a dynamic radiant shadow group. Sadly in this one it created a block of shadow and object in the middle with little white BG.

The placement was an attempt to group parts by function rather than some of the suggested more graphic approaches. The body in the middle the sensors and controls upper right, front of lens left, camera mount and back of lens lower right. Distribution was to allow understanding of how the parts went back together, rather than for an aesthetic.

[Apr. 5th, 2011 10:58:59 PM]

Since many of the comments were on the effort involved in taking the camera apart I thought i would explain that i started off trying to repair a stuck aperture blade on this camera. When it sort of exploded on me, I decided to tear it down for the bits. All told it took slightly less than two hours.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 71
Avg (all users): 6.2128
Avg (commenters): 7.1765
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2551
Views since voting: 6573
Views during voting: 509
Votes: 235
Comments: 23
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04/06/2011 02:49:26 PM
How on earth can this score a 1, unbelievable !!!

It's in focus.
It's well lit.
It shows a truly "disassembled object"

Come on people GET SERIOUS !!!
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04/06/2011 02:00:36 PM
LOL - Part One indeed. Grand idea and very nice placement, of course.
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04/06/2011 02:57:45 AM
Congrats on your HM, absolutely deserved for that effort. Now to solve part Two.
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04/06/2011 02:22:25 AM
What a great image!! Congratulations on 5th place also I think you should have scored higher!:)
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04/06/2011 12:39:26 AM
Wow, seven ones, a new record for me. Thanks
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2011 04:05:31 PM
Wow, that must have taken forever.
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04/05/2011 09:25:48 AM
One of the best of the disassembled cameras.
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04/04/2011 08:48:32 AM
Now thats really taking the cam apart -lol
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04/02/2011 10:16:32 PM
I'm not fond of the "disassembled objects on white board", but I will give this a little higher than some of the others due to the structure you've given your arrangement. Lots of cool little bits and pieces to look at here too.
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04/02/2011 12:32:30 PM
Superb, stupendous, stunning and one of the ONLY actual picture of a disassembled object.
A very rare 10+
Shame i can't give it an 11
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04/01/2011 01:15:17 PM
Cool! Look`s like you had a lot of work with this one :) Perfectly arranged!
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04/01/2011 03:09:25 AM
Nice composition, although lighting could be better and the quality of the photo seems a bit grainy...
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03/30/2011 10:50:40 PM
Nicely arranged...how did your light it?
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03/30/2011 07:36:38 PM
The first thing that struck me about this was the cropping difference between the top and bottom, and the left and right sides. It feels a bit dim, and the hard shadows casting on other objects probably doesn't help.

In some of the other mass- disassembled shots, it seems like there are a lot more unique parts. This camera has so many round components, I wonder if there's a way to exploit that and create a more unique "grid" of parts.
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03/30/2011 04:49:54 PM
Awesome picture - a 10 from me.
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03/30/2011 10:52:29 AM
I really like the order in this shot, although things do seem to be slightly leaning to the right as I look up the center. I also like that you left the strip at the bottom and top.
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03/30/2011 10:34:51 AM
That's a lot of parts. The pattern of the pieces is mesmerizing. I keep following the lines of screws.
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03/30/2011 09:50:11 AM
Wow! great graphic and wonderful detail!
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03/30/2011 08:54:09 AM
Nice job on arrangement and keeping with the vision that the person who suggested the challenge had in the examples they gave. Only flaws I could see is that using the square crop left a little bit of a bigger buffer at the edges on the top and bottom of your frame. Other than that... excellent.
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03/30/2011 08:14:40 AM
Very nice, what I had in mind when I suggested this challenge.
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03/30/2011 04:51:04 AM
8 for patience and precision
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03/30/2011 01:24:48 AM
wow, that's a lot of work
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03/30/2011 12:27:59 AM
Best so far of the overhead layouts. Very nicely done.
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