Couple Cube Shots. (C&C Needed!)

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  1. Ed Bogie

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    34 views and no comments? =[

    Bump-da-bump.
     
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    There ok. I think if you took them on a nice tabel they would look better and photoshop them a little. For me. The table takes away from the picture. Kinda like a nice car with ugly rims.
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I'll take a few more on a better surface, wish I had thought of that while shooting!

    Anywho, thanks for the tip!
     
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    I like the colors of the second one, are they desaturated a little? but the angle kind of throws me off.

    for fun, here is my own pic of a cube shaped disentanglement puzzle (which i haven't solved yet!! urgh)

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    What is the cube in #2 called? I want to get that for someone for Xmas...

    As for the shots, the background has already been touched upon. How about the lighting? With a small object like that, I'm sure you could move a few lamps around and play with it, finding some dramatic results. Watch out for bright spots though, like the one on the table in #2. I think using shadows and dramatic lighting could add interest while keeping the focus on the cube.

    Also what might be cool is taking 5 pictures (or so) from beginning to solved, leave the camera in the same position (on a tripod) and for each consecutive shot, move the cube to the right enough so that you can merge all 5 photos and have the cubes next to each other in one shot. Or, since you probably have more than one, just use 5 actual cubes or something. Just an idea!
     
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    That's an interesting looking puzzle Eldrich! Don't think I've ever seen one like that before. Good picture too, btw. It's pretty much everything that I should of done with my pictures, nice background, good lighting, ect... Ah well, learn from your mistakes, right?

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    That's a 5x5 Rubik's cube. (the one in the picture is technically an Eastsheen, but you can't get those unless you order them online) It's also commonly known as a Rubik's Professor Cube.

    I actually did try to play around with the lighting with a couple lamps, but I was trying to shoot on my old desk, and if I moved them anymore, they would of fallen off altogether. I'm going to try to get some better pictures soon, these were just a spare of the moment thing, I probably shouldn't of even posted them. =\

    Good idea! I'll give that a try. It would probably be better with the same cube and merge it, since, though I do have a lot of other cubes, they're all different colors and what not.

    Funny you say that though, because I actually did something kind of similar... A stop motion video for Youtube that involved taking over 600 pictures of my cube as it appears to "Solve itself". [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MwQMjhmZtI]YouTube - Self Solving 3x3 Rubik's Cube[/ame] haha.

    Anywho, sorry for getting kinda off-topic. Thanks for the tips and suggestions!
     
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    THAT was pretty cool! It even looked like you had a timer counting the seconds...
     
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    I did my whole level 3 (7th form) panel on rubix cubes this year, my computers out of action, will send you a link when its running again. hmmm as for the photos maby some colour correction may be in order? maby dulling the surface and bringing out the cubes colour? just a few ideas
     
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    They're OK. It's bit lacking in the lighting department and I think the depth of field is a little to shallow: I'd like to see the whole cube in focus. Try f/8.
     
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    Good work..Try some photoshp work..
     
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    This took me 30 seconds. It isn't as good as it can be, but just to give you an idea of how lightning/blurring can affect your image:
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