A Swiss Watch

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  1. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    ...Well, more of a clock really - but still Swiss.

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    These were all shot with a 350D w/ 100mm Macro (all shot at 1:1 too, BTW). I normally don't do B&W with digital (seems like I can never get it to look as good as film), but I want to get better at it so I thought I better try a few.

    I know the flash (pop-up flash) completely blew out some areas... I'm working on that. After I figure something out for better lighting I plan on re-shooting this clock. I want to try it with the 70-200mm+50mm, via macro coupler (that should give me 4:1, right?) too - but I don't think I'll have enough DOF for something like this... I'll give it a try anyway though and see how it comes out.

    Anyway, what do you guys think? Did I go too far with the contrast? I don't think so, but I wanted to know what you thought.

    I think I like #2 the best, followed by #1.

    PS - If anybody knows how to get this thing working again that would help too. ;)
     
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    I think the contrast might be a little high, but it's hard to judge; I suggest doing a reshoot with some nice diffuse lighting and maybe a longer exposure time.

    How to get it running... geez, don'cha know anything??? You can clearly see that the laughinshaft has come loose from the gigglerod. Put it back on and your in business! ;)
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think I might be able to rig something up with a couple spot lights covered in tracing paper... I'll give that a try when I re-shoot this.
     
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    OK, I think these are a lot better. What do you think?

    I think I like #5 best out of this set, maybe #4.

    I have a color version very similar to #4 (same POV, opened up a little more - f/16, I think) that I like a lot.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Are they bad, or just boring?

    I'm not looking for a pat on the back, but I would like to hear something...

    I think the second 3 are much better than the first 3. Is there anything else I can do to make these better - or is it just a boring subject without much room for improvement?

    I think #5 is the best of the 6. I liked the first 3 a lot at first, but after re-shooting it they don't look so good anymore.
     
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    now im really nobody to comment on anything technical or anything really at all but i really like them all espescially the last 3, i dont think the subject is boring as i think the intricate design is quite nice to look at.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks. I don't think they're boring either (but I can see how some people might).
     
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    These are awesome! 1, 4, 5, and 6 ROCK!

    I don't spend much time in the B&W section so I missed these before.

    They are excellent!
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks! :)
     
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    You're welcome! I meant it.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Reviving my own thread, so it's OK. :lol:

    I reshot this a few days ago on Efke KB 50. I think it looks much better on film...

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    04191123 by J E, on Flickr

    Efke 50 in Xtol.

    This one is similar to #6 above. (I do like this composition better too.) The difference in the fine detail blows me away... **** digital. :lol:
     
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    That's quite nice 0\\\\\\0.
     

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