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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2021 at 11:46
@mikey - no apology needed, sometimes the real world takes over.
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2021 at 11:53
@gregja - most certainly a bit of stereo equipment. My initial plan was my cassette deck but here you've shown speaker cables ... gots to be an amp!

@ons - rewinding to Day 1 - that is some impressive welding (must be machine welded)

@howard (plant pot) - I had no idea what you were shoot Day 1-2. My guess is a tealight inside the Day 4 shot?

@dCap (me) - gosh my thumbnails are tiny! Might up the size of them and the main images (to see if I can undo that filter thread moirť that isn't in the full size shot!)

@alan - a very varied set, all working well in mono ... the shutter sound of the a7 is amazing though!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2021 at 16:48
Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:

@howard (plant pot) - I had no idea what you were shoot Day 1-2. My guess is a tealight inside the Day 4 shot?
It was a Godox flash triggered by a trigger (what else?) on the camera.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2021 at 17:32
@ons ... for some reason I totally thought that was a motor-bike!
I guess it does have a motor as it looks electric?
The back wheel fooled me with no obvious 'gears' I think.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2021 at 17:52
gregja : SPEAKERS is a giveaway, you had me guessing until then, I shall henceforth see amplifiers as mysterious objects.
pegelli : Nicely lit with the subtle shadows in the first two and stronger in the third. My eye is drawn to the dimple with the highlights in #3, is this a water drop, and was it intentional? #4 is great, thanks for the explanation.
LAbernethy : A varied presentation, #5 is a clever shot, very imaginative.
onsplekkie : Day 3 fooled me, I thought it was a car tyre but I see now that it's a heavy duty bike tyre. How do you like your belt drive? A friend had one but found it sluggish so reverted to a conventional chain. Still puzzling over Monday's image.
mikey2000 : I'm enjoying this series, hope you can carry on. I like the hand movement in #2 and the humour in #3.
Phil Wood : That looks like a massive structure. I really like day 4, wondering how much bigger it's going to get!
Howard_S : Some great textures here, and kudos for persevering with the venerable RD-175.
addy landzaat : A tricky subject, #1 works well but the sign appears to be the subject in #2/3. No day 4? I like #5 with the oof highlights and focus on the hand.
Fred_S : #2 would be a good composition for a product shot, #3 is spectacular (I look forward to the explanation). #4 is mesmerising with its subtly bent lines.
dCap : Nice presentation of the legendary Trip35, looking good so far.
alpha_in_exile : You make the instrument look extremely sexy!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2021 at 19:11
Day 4 comments
LAbernethy - I like the arrangement here - a jumbly background of complementary colours draws the subject in dead centre into a point of attention.
Phil Wood - Great choice of viewpoint to nail the composition
Howard_S - A gorgeous rendition using light and toning to great effect.
pegelli - Another clever rendition of the subject. Great technical nous to make it work too.
addy landzaat - A nice detail in contrast to your previous broader shots
Fred_S - I like how this shot continues the blue and brown tones of the rest of the series
onsplekkie - A very muscular effect created from colour rendering and the texture
alpha_in_exile - I like the composition of the subject mostly out of frame
alanfrombangor - Very effective outcome here...it's like a painting.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2021 at 20:17
Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:

Day 3 comments
Fred_S - Wow, looks like lighting in a bottle. That's amazing!


Originally posted by gregja gregja wrote:

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Fred_S - I like how this shot continues the blue and brown tones of the rest of the series


Thanks Greg! I hope I didn't disapppoint you today with the tones then!

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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:


Fred_S : #2 would be a good composition for a product shot, #3 is spectacular (I look forward to the explanation). #4 is mesmerising with its subtly bent lines.

Thanks Alan! #3 was a short (and rare) brainwave of creativity during my lunchbrake. Just shook the bottle strongly and then placed it on my flat placed cellphone with the flash light on and took some shots (with focus in manual mode) in burst mode. A light background worked better than a dark one. It was as simple as that!
Could have tried it with a flash and/or shorter shuttertime or even tripod to get a cleaner whirl, but I liked it with this balance of movement in it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2021 at 20:27
I will pick up some commenting tomorrow!
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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

onsplekkie[/COLOR] : Day 3 fooled me, I thought it was a car tyre but I see now that it's a heavy duty bike tyre. How do you like your belt drive? A friend had one but found it sluggish so reverted to a conventional chain. Still puzzling over Monday's image.


It is my first belt-drive bike. I've ridden 7000km with it (within a year) & love it. No way I'll buy a chaindrive again for my commuter bike. I drive it daily through all kind of weather. No maintanance whatsoever but a little wash every 1000km .
A sluggish kind-of-feeling is not what I experience, can also be due to what kind of hub-gear is used on the bike in combination with the belt? Mine is a Shimano Nuvinci stepless hub; smoooooth is what I'll call it

Tires used are MTB/winter tires. The roads get slippery a times during winter months in the Netherlands. Especialy when you're riding high speeds grip makes the difference for a comfortable driving experience. When spring comes they are replaced by more road/race/ballon sort of tires.

Mondays image?: Dcap was right, welding of the framework.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 09:18
Iíve never heard of a belt drive bicycle!   Sounds good though...

On another note, I have a bit of a technical problem. My computer started shooting sparks and smoke out of the power connecter. (Itís been homeschooled to death, I think)

Then the battery ran out.   So, I think my stuff is safe (I also backed it up a few days ago).    Looking at the DC in port, I can see pins have been mangled.     Iíve ordered a new socket and it looks relatively easy to fix, so hopefully Iíll be back in the game by Monday.    Iíve got photos to post but no means of getting the raw files processed.    Watch this space!
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Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

A sluggish kind-of-feeling is not what I experience, can also be due to what kind of hub-gear is used on the bike in combination with the belt? Mine is a Shimano Nuvinci stepless hub; smoooooth is what I'll call it

He has a Rohloff. I have one also on my Thorn bike (conventional chain), which is sluggish but perfect for heavyweight touring with a tent. I see the Nuvinci has a narrower ratio so wouldn't be practical in my locality, too hilly.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 10:38
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

5:

gosh - not sure I was ready for that rather un-expected pop of color!

Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:


this is probably a bit harder to photograph than it looks
now wondering what speed this was taken at
that you are free-wheeling in a place 'not famous for having hills' sort of gives this away as an electric?
and it is unusual to see a rear-view mirror on a bike over here (UK)
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 10:55
Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:

Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:


this is probably a bit harder to photograph than it looks
now wondering what speed this was taken at
The navigator(?) screen corner says 36 km/h.
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