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spin180
January 17, 2006, 07:25 AM
I've been on a photo kick as of late. Seems to happen to me every few months or so, and I sometimes worry about being a picture whore when posting them. :o Hopefully not, though. I enjoy it anyway; a means to escape & unwind. And, as with most anything else, I think I'm improving with each snap of the shutter.

So, here's my latest batch for your consideration. Mostly a Beretta, couple of a GLOCK, and an interesting reflection.

The GLOCK. Soulless. G19 of Borg, but now with green.

http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52293980-M.jpg

http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52293983-M.jpg

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The Beretta. Possibly one of the most handsome handguns around. So photogenic.

http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52592610-M.jpg

http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52592601-M.jpg

http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52294662-M-1.jpg

http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52592604-M.jpg

http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52592599-M.jpg

http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52293558-M.jpg

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Having taken the previous photos, I sat, trying to think of some other arrangement to shoot. I had my P3AT, magazine out, on the table in front of me, my Spyderco Endura just to the side. I was thinking of another everyday carry photo, and that's kind of what this shot is as I don't go anywhere without my knife and little pocket-gun, when things merged and I experienced a light moment, as it were. How worldly those three little items are... A gun from the USA, its' magazine from Italy, and a knife from Japan. Silly I guess, and common to most all of us; but it made me go 'hhhhmmm'. And, made for a nice picture, I think.

http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52673420-M.jpg

So, that's all for now. Favorites, dislikes, thoughts otherwise? Ideas are welcome. too.

Hope you've enjoyed...
Steve

:)

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Jubei
January 17, 2006, 09:24 AM
Those are some pretty nice pictures spin, what kind of camera are you working with?

Jubei

nfl1990
January 17, 2006, 10:26 AM
Those are excellent.

armoredman
January 17, 2006, 11:11 AM
Nice - I like that last contrast picture. Multinational defense!

Oleg Volk
January 17, 2006, 05:46 PM
Superb composition and lighting

Justin
January 17, 2006, 06:19 PM
What Oleg said.

It takes guts to take a picture that doesn't have the entire subject in frame and in focus.

beaucoup ammo
January 17, 2006, 06:33 PM
No doubt I'll spend much of the afternoon admiring your efforts. Excellent work. I really like the "International Flavour" of the first one!

Angle and lighting are Killer-Bee!

Take Care

McCall911
January 17, 2006, 06:42 PM
I like the one with the muzzle of the Beretta resting over the 1000 lire note.

Hmm...One picture is worth a thousand lire (??????)

Anyway, great pics! Keep on pimpin 'em!

:D

f4t9r
January 17, 2006, 07:13 PM
I like it
nice pics

Standing Wolf
January 17, 2006, 07:59 PM
I like the depth of field effects.

MDG1976
January 17, 2006, 10:50 PM
Great photos! What camera are you using?

TarpleyG
January 17, 2006, 10:56 PM
Nice pics but you have anything American?

spin180
January 18, 2006, 03:23 PM
Wow, thanks for the nice comments, I must say I'm quite flattered. It means a lot, especially since I'm not even remotely close to being any kind of professional photographer; I don't even really consider myself to be all that good. :o I've learned quite a bit from many of you here, and I have just taken that knowledge and put in much practice.

;)

For those that asked, I used a Canon Digital Rebel. First gen. though, not the XT.


It takes guts to take a picture that doesn't have the entire subject in frame and in focus.

Tell me about it! That's been one of my biggest hurdles, and I still struggle with wanting to have the whole gun in frame & in focus.


Hmm...One picture is worth a thousand lire (??????)


Ha! I hadn't thought of that; should've, but didn't... Good one! :D

Nice pics but you have anything American?

What, like these? :neener: :p

http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52925983-M.jpg

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http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52898284-M.jpg

http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52898286-M.jpg

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http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52898289-M.jpg

http://sfp180.smugmug.com/photos/52926727-M.jpg

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Please feel free to offer any comments on these as well; in fact, I'd appreciate it. I feel like I may have rushed the shots of the S&W M59. Maybe it's just me, though.

Thanks again!

LaVere
January 18, 2006, 03:49 PM
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LaVere
January 18, 2006, 03:51 PM
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beaucoup ammo
January 18, 2006, 03:59 PM
In addition to the great pics...you have a very fine selection of weapons!

Take Care

DevLcL
January 18, 2006, 04:50 PM
I think the mods should start a photo contest... get some of those old timers out of the woodworks ;). It would give new guys like this a chance to shine aswell. :)

Great pics, I've taken numerous classes on photography (still not very good:D ) but I havn't really spent much time photographing my firearms. Some may remember a few of my pictures and if you do you know they are horse manure. This post kinda gives me a spark that I felt when I first got into photography.. Thanks! I'll probably copy you and post my own artistic views in the future.

-Dev

P.s. The best advice anyone can give you is very much the same as firearms, as you point out, the best thing you can do to improve is: Load, shoot, repeat as nesseccary.

Edit: Not to rain on your parade, but here is a shot I took just for fun to what it would look like. It's actually a still from a video camera so bare with me on the quality.

iamkris
January 18, 2006, 07:20 PM
Could you describe your lighting setup?

Superb composition and lighting

Wow...from Oleg no less. High praise indeed...

Dr.Who
January 18, 2006, 08:33 PM
Spin180,

Nice stuff.... I have been looking to replace my SLR's, what electronic model are you using?

:)

spin180
January 18, 2006, 10:07 PM
Could you describe your lighting setup?

My lighting is embarassing... really, it is. I hate to describe it, and I'm not so sure some of you would believe me.

Okay... It's nothing more than a double tube, flourescent shop light hanging from the ceiling. I have a couple sheets of white posterboard suspended under the light to diffuse the light. :scrutiny: No lie, that's it, for the most part. I also have a rudimentary light box/backdrop frame I constructed from PVC pipe that I can drape a white sheet over to further control the light, and which also allows me to use moveable incandescent lamps as well. Kinda' ghetto, huh?

I wish I could say it was something high-tech, professional, or elaborate, but that's all there is to it. :o

Nice stuff.... I have been looking to replace my SLR's, what electronic model are you using?

It's a Canon Digital Rebel. The current incarnation is the Rebel XT. Oh, how I long for a 20D, though... :( :p

Cyanide_357
January 18, 2006, 11:04 PM
Nice pictures.

By the way, what Beretta is that?

Cyanide

Edit: I noticed the model # in the pic... Google returned that it was a Beretta Mini Cougar .45. Good looking gun.

Mizzle187
January 18, 2006, 11:25 PM
Nice pictures.

By the way, what Beretta is that?

Cyanide


Ditto! Thats one of the best looking pistols Ive seen!

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