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Clayphish
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Boy this weeks been busy. I did manage to pull together this shot as best I could though. Anyways, the usual C & C is always welcome and appreciated!



Edited by Clayphish on Sep 13, 2006 at 07:23 AM GMT







Sep 12, 2006 at 03:08 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · #220: Nothing Better then a Singer


Beautiful color and sheen Clayton, and I really like the rather shallow (but very even) depth of field
Great job
Peter

Edited by canandaigua ph on Sep 12, 2006 at 07:41 AM GMT



Sep 12, 2006 at 05:39 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · #220: Nothing Better then a Singer


Hey thanks Peter! Glad you like it


Sep 12, 2006 at 06:48 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · #220: Nothing Better then a Singer


I too like the shallow DOF and the emphasis on the name, but I think I would have liked to see the front of the machine a little more in focus. The lighting however is superb. I like the rich, warm tones as well.


Sep 12, 2006 at 11:16 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · #220: Nothing Better then a Singer


Agree with Jane. I would like a bit more in focus as well. The brass work and fine craftsmanship is beautiful and to be admired. The lighting and composition is great!
Jane



Sep 12, 2006 at 01:08 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · #220: Nothing Better then a Singer


Really nice shot Clayton - The color is so deep and rich. The Shallow DOF pulls my eye right to the Singer Logo


Sep 12, 2006 at 05:20 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · #220: Nothing Better then a Singer


Thanks everyone.

Yea, the dof is bugging me too. I even tried another go at it last night and couldn't quite get the position right again. I think this'll just have to be the submission this week and I'll have to do a redo once I can get everything alittle more tuned.

Thanks again for the comments!



Sep 12, 2006 at 06:50 PM
 

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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · #220: Nothing Better then a Singer


The table top it sits on looks like rosewood, it's very rich.
The machine looks to be in pretty good condition too.

I'd also go with more dof, but at this angle, you'lll probably find that pretty hard to do. Can you back up and use a longer lens? That may help you, can't say.

Would you care to describe your lighting setup?
Thanks.

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Sep 12, 2006 at 11:40 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · #220: Nothing Better then a Singer


Hey ToeTag,

Yea, I originally used a 50mm lens, but I didn't quite get the distortion I was looking for from it. I then went to a 35mm and it began "popping" so-to-speak. I tried this shot again tonight and still I couldn't get the angle quite to my liking. Oh well, you win some you lose some.

As for the lighting. I kept it very simple. One lamp over my right shoulder. I basically moved it around as I was repositioning so that the reflections wouldn't get out of hand. Thanks for comments!




Sep 13, 2006 at 01:55 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · #220: Nothing Better then a Singer


Well shot Clayton, great colors and sharpness.
Christian



Sep 13, 2006 at 02:31 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · #220: Nothing Better then a Singer


Well, I changed it!! I'm not sure if I made it by the deadline, but I just couldn't live with myself if I kept the other one there. If I missed the deadline, oh well, I'll try better next time.



Thanks for all the encouragement guys!!



Sep 13, 2006 at 07:24 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · #220: Nothing Better then a Singer


I liked the old photo, but this is so much more interesting Clayton!

The angle is fantastic and the shallow DOF works much better on this one.



Sep 13, 2006 at 04:04 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · #220: Nothing Better then a Singer


Hey thanks a lot Jane! With all the shooting as of late, I wasn't sure what was working anymore. Glad this was the one to go with.


Sep 14, 2006 at 06:33 AM





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