With or without Rolexes: Let's see your art photos of your guns!


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Kentucky_Rifleman
December 4, 2010, 09:31 AM
The Rolex in photos thread -- Here (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=556876) -- got me thinking about all the really sharp photos I've seen members post of their guns. Let's see your single favorite gun photo you've taken. I could look at gun-art all day.

KR

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G27RR
December 4, 2010, 09:36 AM
I guess this one would be my closest to "art." It's my STI Escort with custom grips Esmeralda made at my request (mosaic checkering on cocobolo, with "Pro Ecclesia" inscribed on one side and "Pro Texana" on the other). The background is the top of a hall table I made from quartersawn oak.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/STIEscortProEcclesia.jpg

Here's the other side.
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/STIEscortProTexana.jpg

Kentucky_Rifleman
December 4, 2010, 09:58 AM
G27RR, Sharp auto! I love the grips. They really dress up the STI. What's the recoil like?

KR

G27RR
December 4, 2010, 10:04 AM
Recoil isn't a problem for me, and it's a bit softer than a Colt Defender, possibly due to the Recoil Master guide rod setup. It's got a good push back into the palm, but not as much muzzle rise as a Glock 27 .40.

The "art" part of the picture was an accident. I had moved it onto the table for better lighting. It wasn't until I saw the picture later on that I realized the wood backdrop looked really nice with that particular pistol.

SharpsDressedMan
December 4, 2010, 04:19 PM
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05238.jpg

cottswald
December 4, 2010, 04:43 PM
Marlin 39A, Weaver 4x28.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p4/rainerhansen/IMG_0254-1.jpg

G27RR
December 4, 2010, 06:11 PM
Nice revolver.

Threeband
December 4, 2010, 06:16 PM
Polish P64

BlackSky
December 4, 2010, 06:56 PM
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7306/k22hx9.jpg

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/9565/mod16piconeej5.jpg

http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/1446/k38colortc7.jpg

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/2319/dsc03685jz0.jpg

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/764/58672dz8.jpg

TH3180
December 4, 2010, 07:12 PM
Some great pix here keep them coming.

Kentucky_Rifleman
December 5, 2010, 06:23 PM
I love the photos!

I'm especially wowed by Sharspdressed's Colt and Blacksky's last photo with the matching stag grips. (Personally, I'm a little envious of Blacksky's Smith collection, they're all sharp. I especially love the vintage Smith's).

Threeband's photo looks like a couple of vintage gun ads I've seen, and Cottswald's Marlin just makes me want to go shoot .22s all afternoon.

KR

JDGray
December 5, 2010, 06:36 PM
My Rolex is under the snow, proping up the Glock:D
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/JDG357/IMG_0224.jpg

Justin
December 5, 2010, 08:48 PM
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_OEmBa9Mf4x8/Swo1rQYGDYI/AAAAAAAAA5A/-GtZpxlHIpo/s800/IMG_4861And7more_tonemapped.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_OEmBa9Mf4x8/SyHMbBvxWbI/AAAAAAAAA_Q/Da0O8dLfl1I/s800/_IMG_5045_1_tonemapped.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_OEmBa9Mf4x8/Sz01ozKsdjI/AAAAAAAABEk/zkEtM4bfYxQ/s800/_IMG_4967_tm.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_OEmBa9Mf4x8/SyHJbgvYuyI/AAAAAAAAA-w/GrZVntI8fUM/s800/_IMG_4993%20copy.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_OEmBa9Mf4x8/SkUAL9BiENI/AAAAAAAAAcM/FA-pVdl_Cn4/s800/IMG_0743.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_OEmBa9Mf4x8/SkUAMeWmA_I/AAAAAAAAAcU/C-NeSJHRYeU/s800/IMG_0760.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_OEmBa9Mf4x8/SkT-LXvMkGI/AAAAAAAAAbw/M-eDcX54neg/s800/IMG_0848.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_OEmBa9Mf4x8/SkT-JZ9H6JI/AAAAAAAAAbM/HLcpdwaAsmY/s800/IMG_0810.JPG

Not a photo, but the following two images were done using the Gradient Mesh tool in Adobe Illustrator. The actual Illustrator file is completely vector and can conceivably be scaled to any size with no loss in resolution whatsoever.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=94995&d=1237933684

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=94997&d=1237933781

Vyacheslav
December 5, 2010, 09:55 PM
justin, that HK is impressive, is that a rendered 3d model?

Justin
December 5, 2010, 11:13 PM
No, the image is completely 2D, created using Adobe Illustrator CS3. The Gradient Mesh tool in Illustrator basically works by allowing the user to define specific colors at the points where the lines cross, and then interpolates those colors from each given point to the surrounding points.

Often times, though, the resulting mesh wireframe will look a lot like a 3D model.

92trunk
December 6, 2010, 02:38 PM
Nice

lambertiana
December 6, 2010, 05:56 PM
Not necessarily my favorite, but it's the only good picture I have of any of my guns - with my dress EDC.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa110/lambertiana/Cutlery/GKPW006.jpg

gunnutery
December 6, 2010, 06:56 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=109053&d=1258151110

Sorry if this was out of line :p

DRYHUMOR
December 6, 2010, 08:16 PM
I don't know about art, but I really like the polish on my SA 9mm.
http://dryhumor.smugmug.com/Hobbies/ammoslingers/sa-9mm-022/1036837109_tmB6N-M.jpg
http://dryhumor.smugmug.com/Hobbies/ammoslingers/sa-9mm-024/1036837478_nLgrv-M.jpg

PT1911
December 6, 2010, 08:28 PM
SHINY!!!!!!!!..

Pretty crazy when you can make out the pine needles and rock imperfections in the reflection.

Floppy_D
December 6, 2010, 08:28 PM
I like the stand, DRYHUMOR! Kudos all, good shots!

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb11/floppy_d/100_6058.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb11/floppy_d/100_5693.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb11/floppy_d/100_6857.jpg

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb11/floppy_d/100_6297.jpg

I've overused every one of these, but it's a great thread to dump 'em all in. :)

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb11/floppy_d/100_6413.jpg

Five of Clubs
December 6, 2010, 11:26 PM
No Rolex here. How about an Omega?

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm211/ojdiditphoto/100_2550.jpg

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm211/ojdiditphoto/100_2563.jpg

rallyhound
December 6, 2010, 11:34 PM
http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww15/rallyhound/guns0571.jpg

9mmepiphany
December 7, 2010, 12:19 AM
Justin - I love that first rifle shot, all my rifle shots are very flat. I'm going to have my son show me how to use Illustrator in out Adobe CS

Beveled cylinder release on a lightly tweaked S&W M696
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n79/9mmepiphany/DSC_1707.jpg

Latest carry canidate
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n79/9mmepiphany/DSC_1709.jpg

Custom magwell welded on a Sig 220ST
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n79/9mmepiphany/DSC_1345a.jpg

788Ham
December 7, 2010, 12:32 AM
DRYHUMOR,

Beautiful hunk of iron! :eek:

surjimmy
December 7, 2010, 01:07 AM
Top to bottom: Colt 70 Series Custom by Ted Yost, Ed Brown Executive Elite, Colt Delta Elite Custom by Chuck Warner, 1967 Colt LW Commander in a 38 Super, next pic Colt Night Defender.http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa250/surjimmy/IMG_2470.jpghttp://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa250/surjimmy/DSCN2505.jpg

DRYHUMOR
December 7, 2010, 05:56 AM
"DRYHUMOR,

Beautiful hunk of iron! "

Thanks, it runs as good as it looks ;)

dubbleA
December 7, 2010, 08:32 AM
My Elmer Fudd Kimber 8400 300WSM

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/Light%20Box%20Photography/riflegun.jpg


Kimber Grand Raptor

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f268/dubbleA/Light%20Box%20Photography/GrandRaptor.jpg

MonthOfAngle
December 7, 2010, 08:38 AM
I love gun porn!

robby101
December 7, 2010, 11:26 AM
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh217/robin101st/DSCN0813.jpg

Fastcast
December 7, 2010, 11:40 AM
Two of my more creative pics:

1926 A.H. Fox Sterlingworth......Still gets the birds!
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/fastcast/PheasantSxSas.jpg


Flame throwing CZ-52!
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y62/fastcast/CZ52-1.jpg

vidi0t
December 7, 2010, 04:13 PM
Beautiful pics in here guys. I love a good photo thread so I'll play. Here are some of my favs:

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/Gun%20Group%20Shots/IMG_1098.jpg

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/Gun%20Group%20Shots/IMG_1488.jpg

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/1911/Springfield%201911%20Ultra%20Compact/IMG_1680.jpg

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt301/vidi0t/CZ%2075%20Compact%20D%20P-01/IMG_1247.jpg

rogertc1
December 7, 2010, 04:19 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c248/rogertc1/firearms/semmerlingnrolex.jpg

Creature
December 7, 2010, 04:24 PM
VERY nice flinty, robby101!!

SaxonPig
December 7, 2010, 04:25 PM
I try to make all of my photos artistic but rarely succeed.

I have a few that turned out OK.

http://www.fototime.com/C7710EDF75A683A/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/1249CA9EC6947B4/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/BDB52B96BF21DE4/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/CD60409C0D38CBB/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/B2FD61E4EE2A2DE/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/4F9763030EBF90D/standard.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/D3104F69540EDF5/standard.jpg

KodiakBeer
December 7, 2010, 04:29 PM
G1 FAL

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac164/kodiakbeer/GISmall.jpg

huntsman
December 7, 2010, 04:33 PM
my lame attempt at photo art.:cool:

K-Rod
December 7, 2010, 04:38 PM
vidi0t,

I love the grips on that CZ. Where did you get them or did you redo them yourself. Had to save that pic for my screensaver.

vidi0t
December 7, 2010, 04:53 PM
vidi0t,

I love the grips on that CZ. Where did you get them or did you redo them yourself. Had to save that pic for my screensaver.
Thanks. I got mine from a guy in Thailand. He's got a set right now on eBay here:http://cgi.ebay.com/WOOD-GRIPS-FIT-CZ-75-COMPACT-P-01-DAJIM-V-/250737974533?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6125dd05

forindooruseonly
December 7, 2010, 04:54 PM
I don't have too many artistic shots that I haven't recycled a bunch of times. So, I'll post this one. This thread has given me some motivation to do some more gun photography.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/Forindooruseonly/629Resized11.jpg

QUICK_DRAW_McGRAW
December 7, 2010, 04:56 PM
i don't own a watch

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx39/GF8/guns/DSC_1133.jpg

Zanad
December 7, 2010, 05:02 PM
I'm really enjoying the photos.

Justin, where'd you find a metaba?!?!?

post #17 knows where to get a good knife.

Rancho Relaxo
December 7, 2010, 05:04 PM
Some very impressive photos here! I'm inspired to take some of my own.

Kingofthehill
December 7, 2010, 08:15 PM
Great pics guys!!

http://i55.tinypic.com/ng33uu.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/bi4d1k.jpg

http://i55.tinypic.com/2d1melx.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/k0prt1.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/1f8v2c.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/4vipo9.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/vxnaep.jpg

http://i55.tinypic.com/29xyruq.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/2w3566r.jpg

Kingofthehill
December 7, 2010, 08:17 PM
http://i48.tinypic.com/2djw092.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/ohvcp1.jpg

DRYHUMOR
December 7, 2010, 09:09 PM
Colt Combat Target, Rolex Sub. Both are safe queens, except for the occasional Sunday drive.
http://dryhumor.smugmug.com/Hobbies/ammoslingers/DSC03050/1118647234_bU6CJ-M.jpg

essayons21
December 7, 2010, 09:43 PM
Doesn't really fit in with the theme of this thread, but this is as artsy as my gun pictures get.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q177/collingscb/045.jpg

Rancho Relaxo
December 7, 2010, 11:40 PM
Apologies up front for the harsh light and poor focus...

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u225/bhunewill/IMG_3964-1.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u225/bhunewill/IMG_3959-1.jpg

burley
December 8, 2010, 12:44 AM
http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt309/burley_bucket/cuestarey.jpg


Inagural season, Tampa Bay Devil Rays cigars.

HGM22
December 8, 2010, 02:26 AM
Really like those grips Rancho! The simplicity has a certain style. You do those yourself?

Rancho Relaxo
December 8, 2010, 10:47 AM
Really like those grips Rancho! The simplicity has a certain style. You do those yourself?

I bought this 45 from my neighbor. He was a cowboy from Montana that worked on our ranch for forty years. He was a pretty decent artist and did those grips. He loved guns but would never clean them and didn't care if they got all scratched up. While he was doing the filing on those grips he knew to stop filing when he started taking finish off the action. Having Polio as a kid made it painful to walk, but on a horse he was a hell of a cowboy. Rode all his horses in spade bits, a real traditional horseman. He passed away a year and a half ago and we all miss him a lot.

rogertc1
December 8, 2010, 07:50 PM
great story Ranchero. Life is short, God bless you.

NGa.MtnHunter
December 8, 2010, 09:18 PM
1st post...1964 Marlin 39A.

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy257/NGaMtnHunter/squirrelhunten002Medium.jpg

RTMiller
December 9, 2010, 10:12 AM
Sig Sauer P229 Stainless Elite

http://www.photoddgraphy.com/photos/1059786745_Fuwtw-L.jpg

stromhammer
December 9, 2010, 10:45 AM
The 1911 A1 on the woodpile.

http://stromhammer.smugmug.com/photos/995711725_eydm5-XL.jpg

And the Browning Hi-Power (on the same woodpile).

http://stromhammer.smugmug.com/photos/995709768_2RdKR-XL.jpg

No Rolex but there is a Ka-Bar.

http://stromhammer.smugmug.com/photos/995715019_mLxE4-XL.jpg

And another awsome shot of my woodpile.

http://stromhammer.smugmug.com/photos/1048228539_kn9xD-XL.jpg

Rancho Relaxo
December 9, 2010, 10:53 AM
Love that BHP stromhammer. How did you get the lighting to look so good on that one?

stromhammer
December 9, 2010, 11:01 AM
Love that BHP stromhammer. How did you get the lighting to look so good on that one?
I'd like to say it's because I have mastered the understanding of the wave/particle duality of light and I was able to calculate when the sun, moon, and stars were at the optimal positions for creating the ideal photograph of my woodpile (and firearm). BUT, in reality I just got lucky. And I bought this really cool software for processing High Dynamic Range photos.

Dentite
December 9, 2010, 11:58 AM
I was going to ask if the photo of the BHP was an HDR. Awesome photo and I love that gun...it's on my wish list!

stromhammer
December 9, 2010, 12:11 PM
I was going to ask if the photo of the BHP was an HDR. Awesome photo and I love that gun...it's on my wish list!
Thanks. The BHP is my favorite. This one was built in 1972 and is still the most pointable and comfortable gun to shoot. Don't think I'll ever part with it.

Unfortunatly, I burned most of my firewood over the Thanksgiving holiday so this shot can never be reproduced.

TrakHack
December 9, 2010, 11:11 PM
My favorite pic of a bunch I just took. The ring was my grandmother's (and she wore the same perfume!), and it is probably around 10 years older than the Cobra.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=131938&d=1291950228

Jalexander
December 10, 2010, 12:32 AM
That's a great Colt, RR. Nothing could get me to part with it, if it were mine. Did your neighbor make the mecate, too?

James

cesarv
December 10, 2010, 04:37 AM
I saw the one with the 50 cal and got an idea on Gun Art:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Zl3RgIxV33M/TQHlkQy8wHI/AAAAAAAAAV4/g5TvJ78hfR0/s720/DSC_0012.JPG

But seriously

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Zl3RgIxV33M/TQHk79aWoVI/AAAAAAAAAVs/Id7rb3lDFSo/s720/DSC_0509.JPG

stromhammer
December 10, 2010, 10:36 AM
http://stromhammer.smugmug.com/photos/1048228785_dRow2-XL.jpg

http://stromhammer.smugmug.com/photos/1121077513_MxTHd-XL.jpg

http://stromhammer.smugmug.com/photos/1121077942_2QJsi-XL.jpg

http://stromhammer.smugmug.com/photos/1121078712_VSRm3-XL.jpg

Enjoy!

David

mcdonl
December 10, 2010, 03:42 PM
I am not much of a photgrapher, and my phone is not much of a camera... but I like this picture....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v210/mcdonl/GUNS/mn-savage.jpg

This was taken late morning, after my 14 year old daughter and I still hunted for about 5 hours in sub freezing temperatures. 1931 MN, and early 60's Savage 30-30....

Blown6L
December 10, 2010, 03:57 PM
Some nice photos and firearms guys. I need to work on my firearm portraits.

Nothing fancy in the photography and not a particularly outstanding piece but I just bought her today after a few months looking. S&w Model 14-3 in 38 Special.

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii21/KySilverado/IMG_1645Large.jpg

Kentucky_Rifleman
December 10, 2010, 09:44 PM
Thanks. The BHP is my favorite. This one was built in 1972 and is still the most pointable and comfortable gun to shoot. Don't think I'll ever part with it.

Stromhammer, I'm with you on that; the BHP is a work of art. I'm mostly a revolver fan. I've just always been a WAY better shot with the wheelguns than the automatics, but the BHP and the 1911 are the exceptions. I can't hit the proverbial barn door with the Beretta, the S&W, or much of any other auto, but the John Moses Browning designs fit me right well.

King of the Hill, I LOOOOVE that longslide 1911. If you ever get tired of it, just let me know. :D

KR

straybullet
December 11, 2010, 12:48 AM
Nice pics!

straybullet
December 11, 2010, 12:55 AM
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff439/straybulletshark/007.jpg

Rancho Relaxo
December 11, 2010, 01:40 AM
James,
The Mecate is goat hair and from Mexico. The spade with the Carmel cheekpieces is a handmade bit from Mexico. I added the two because my neighbor rode all his horses in hackamores, two rein then spades. He was a big inspiration in getting my horse from the hackamore to a spade. We got our vaquero gear from the same old cowboy that would travel to Mexico to get it.

RobMoore
December 11, 2010, 09:17 AM
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f46/LITEW8/1911s/Rudy2-1.jpg

AZ_Rebel
December 11, 2010, 02:50 PM
http://dickdejong.fileave.com/JoseyStuff1S.jpg

CH47gunner
December 11, 2010, 03:36 PM
Here's one I like -

S&W Model 19-6 w/ 2 1/2" barrel, leaning against one of the trees in my back-yard.

Bruce

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f232/ch47gunner/P9090009.jpg

wundudnee
December 12, 2010, 08:39 PM
Some of the "old" guys.
http://www.fototime.com/{2DE85788-9434-454A-B01C-53DFD0CE47C6}/origpict/S%2526W%2520all%2520old%2520guys.jpg

Dentite
December 14, 2010, 12:29 AM
I'm no expert...but I sometimes pretend I am:

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n507/jschmiddy/Tok/DSC05234800.jpg

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n507/jschmiddy/Ruger%202245/DSC05309800.jpg

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n507/jschmiddy/AKM/DSC04831800.jpg

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n507/jschmiddy/Sav%20Classic%2014/DSC04577800.jpg

Curator
December 14, 2010, 07:30 AM
I ain't so durn artistic but here;s some of my iron:

http://s743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/Dsouthall2/?action=view&current=IMG_2903-1.jpg

http://s743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/Dsouthall2/?action=view&current=collectiom038-1.jpg

http://s743.photobucket.com/albums/xx80/Dsouthall2/?action=view&current=IMG_0164.jpg

Calibre44
December 14, 2010, 01:42 PM
Uberti Colt Dragoon
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg230/woodsy_2008/Guns/misc007.jpg
Lee Enfield No4 (1941)
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg230/woodsy_2008/Guns/misc001.jpg

gunnutery
December 14, 2010, 06:36 PM
Is anyone else having problems viewing some of the pictures? Some of them, including mine on page 1, only load part-way.

Badlander
December 14, 2010, 07:14 PM
Here's some I took while playing one day

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/Gaterskiner/Dans%20Guns/P1010003-2.jpg

http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/Gaterskiner/Dans%20Guns/P1010009.jpg

randytrapper
February 4, 2011, 11:43 PM
I realize this thread is a little old. I'll post a shot of my P1.:) Or try!

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