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  1. Josh66

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    There's some kind of optical illusion going on... It's hard to focus on.
     
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    woah i think its awesome... wat is it
     
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    Thanks, glad you liked it. :)

    It's a bunch of cad plated cotter pins with one long cotter pin threaded through the eyes (to hold them together).

    I used a single light (just a portable spot light, I'm on a low budget) from the side to give it the shadows between each pin.
     
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    Hey Josh what did you put under the cotter pins to make it black? Also did you turn the rest of the lights out in the room?
     
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    That's just shadow (there are no spaces between the cotter pins).

    The room wasn't completely dark (not counting the light I was shooting with), but the lights were dimmed pretty low. As long as your main light is a lot brighter than the ambient light I don't think it would matter much.

    This is actually about 2 stops (according to what the camera said was a good exposure) underexposed. I have some others with a "proper" exposure, but I didn't like them as much.


    What you're seeing is just the topmost ridge of the cotter pins.
     
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    I got you now I see what you did. I've never seen cotter pins with that rainbow color on them.

    Oh and I forgot to mention in my first post I really like the picture. I just kept staring at it trying to figure out what it was you photographed. It looks really cool.
    I think the only thing I would do is try and clone out that mark on the third in from the right. It looks maybe like a burn mark. Thats it though, looks cool.
     
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    I think it's mostly from the reflections on the cadmium plating.

    Yeah, that must have happened during the plating process. I might see what I can do with it. If it's too hard to clone out I might just re-shoot it and try to avoid that spot.
     
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    It makes my eyes svream. "Look Away! Look Away!". It's cool. 2005 X 4.0 6spd 33x12.50 (gives the Jeep Wave)
     
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    Same picture, cropped (and rotated a little).

    [​IMG]

    Better, worse...? I didn't think I'd be able to do anything about that burned spot with out making it look bad, so I decided to just crop it out.


    :lol: Thanks.

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    Damn, I don't like how the top right corner is softer than the lower left one. I just noticed that... I tried to make sure the lens was perpendicular to the pins to avoid just that, guess I was off a little.
     
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    I'll have to say I like the first one better than the second. Like you mentioned the soft spot wasn't as noticeable, and the first one created a kind of optical illusion.
    Hey Josh I know it says its not ok to edit your photos, if you would like me to try a shot at removing the burn mark I will though. Completely up too you bud.
     
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    Sure, go ahead.

    I actually haven't even tried yet. I was kinda afraid that cloning that area would make it softer, but since it's softer anyway it probably won't matter.

    I think I like the first one more too... Hard to say. The soft corner kinda ruins the second one for me. I might play around with it (too lazy to re-shoot it right now) and see what I can do. I think if I can make the other corner as soft as the top one it'll be OK. Either that or covering it up with some vignetting, but I don't think that would work very well with this image...


    Hmm... I just gave myself an idea for a new picture of this. I'll have to rig up some kind of support for it though...
     
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    Here you go bud, a real quick edit. I have no clue how to soften up the other side but would love to learn that. [​IMG]
     

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