New M1911/other gun photos


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Oleg Volk
May 4, 2004, 10:47 PM
http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/arms About 20 new images
And a funny one from yesterday:
http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/mattvollman/toolman.sized.jpg

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Beetle Bailey
May 4, 2004, 10:58 PM
Nice work. Thanks for the pics as well as a great forum.

Kendra Pacelli
May 4, 2004, 11:28 PM
Bahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that pic. Crazy kid he is :p

chevrofreak
May 5, 2004, 03:23 AM
I want your camera :eek:

What settings did you use to get the background that far out of focus?

Oleg Volk
May 5, 2004, 03:30 AM
200mm lens
1/125s
f2.8
ISO200

Oleg Volk
May 5, 2004, 03:49 AM
And a recent snapshot of Kendra:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=979369

gggman
May 5, 2004, 06:38 AM
Colt Python????

Tamara
May 5, 2004, 08:54 AM
Sweet bobtail 1911. Yours?

Kentucky Rifle
May 5, 2004, 09:57 AM
It's more than his camera. I've taken thousands of photos. Less than FIVE are worthwile (sorta) and hanging on my wall. For Oleg, it's as easy as falling off a log. I've watched him. We "seem" to be doing he same thing however, Oleg's photos look great and I'm mostly embarrassed to show mine.:rolleyes:

KR

twoblink
May 5, 2004, 12:35 PM
KR,

My photos use to suck, and they are not great, but at least I think they are "ok" now..

I shot 500 rolls for the past two years.. and reading numerous forums etc.. has improved my photography quite a bit. Just like becoming a good writer, you improve by seeing good photos all the time. I take a look at each pic I take after it gets back, and ask myself "what's wrong? How could I have improved this picture?"

so 15,000+ pics later, mine are turning out much better..

Skillz man... Just like shootin' a gun, a camera is no different. Practice practice.

It ain't the camera...

sturmruger
May 5, 2004, 12:39 PM
Twoblink you need to get yourself a good digital cam and start saving yourself some money. I can't imagine paying to have 500 rolls of film developed. Maybe it cheaper over there then it is here. They do make pretty good digital cams now days.

spacemanspiff
May 5, 2004, 12:41 PM
heh....cool 'pill' shirt.

Soap
May 5, 2004, 01:37 PM
I think its a CO2 airgun.

Oleg Volk
May 5, 2004, 02:55 PM
Skill helps to get photos. Having an eye and some ideas helps to make them interesting. Where camera, lights and lenses help is making a good use of the other skills. I notice that my images aren't quite as good when I use other people's gear...but they are still usable. Same as with rifles: a good one won't correct poor skills but it will maximize good skills.

The 1911 isn't mine, belongs to another THR member.

Logan5
May 5, 2004, 03:22 PM
Ah, the dreaded Crossman .177 magnum... What's with the gold trigger and black grips? Mine looks lousy by comparison.

The Undertoad
May 5, 2004, 04:45 PM
Nice pics, Oleg. That redheaded chap looks just like one of my friends.

Tamara
May 5, 2004, 11:37 PM
What's with the gold trigger and black grips?

It's the "SE" model. ;)

BHPshooter
May 6, 2004, 12:03 AM
200mm lens

Ah, I KNEW it must be a telephoto.

I really need to take more pictures of people holding and shooting guns, but when you don't really have anyone to go shooting with... :uhoh:

Very nice pics, Oleg. Photography is a very fun and artistically fulfilling hobby.

Wes

Oleg Volk
May 6, 2004, 12:08 AM
really need to take more pictures of people holding and shooting guns, but when you don't really have anyone to go shooting with...

Tripod, self-timer.

I might not be the master of self-timer photos like Kit (http://www.forevervain.com), but it is possible to come up with usable images that way:
http://www.olegvolk.net/gallery/albums/author/homeUSA.sized.jpg

one45auto
May 6, 2004, 12:39 AM
Oh rats, I was hoping you had more of Betty..... :D

Seriously though, nice work Oleg.

Oleg Volk
May 6, 2004, 12:42 AM
Betty prohibited me from using any of her images which were not made into RKBA posters by the end of 2003. That is why I removed her page from my personal site, on her demand. I have yet to replace her with a suitable regular model.

Skunkabilly
May 6, 2004, 01:13 AM
Anyone say timer? :evil:

http://www.skunkabilly.com/images/tactical/tactical_poser.jpg

Oleg...."Nice picture...How many megapixels is that camera? How much was it?" :rolleyes: :barf:

Practice practice.

I respectfully disagree, 'blink....mindset.

one45auto
May 6, 2004, 01:37 PM
Oleg,

Two questions.

1) For the most part what brand are the AR's that you have posted in your gallery? Are they Bushmasters, Colts, Armalites, etc.? (Forgive my ignorance, I've always owned bolt actions and levers.)

2) The antique revolver featured in the poster "Twenty shot handguns have been around for 150 years..." - what model is that? Do you have any other images of it? It's a beauty!


Thanks for your patience.



Hey Skunk, you forgot to indentify the glasses. :neener:

Oleg Volk
August 30, 2004, 04:11 AM
Brands: Colt, Bushmaster, FN, Rock River mostly.
Hve a few other photos of the revolver, need to find them. 7mm pinfire from 1852, French.

Darkside
August 30, 2004, 07:35 AM
Oh man, I thought this was gonna be a "caption this Pic" oh well my reply was gonna be.

"Are you talkin to me?"

Nice pics in the album

Darkside

outfieldjack
August 30, 2004, 08:34 AM
You look like Jerry Sienfield in the pic by the map! :neener:

NoVaGator
August 30, 2004, 09:10 AM
Ah, I KNEW it must be a telephoto.

Actually, the 200mm has nothing to do with blurred background. It's a result of the large aperture (f2.8)

Oleg could just as easily have dialed down his aperture and kept the background in focus, however he probably wouldn't have had enough light to get a decent picture...

Great shots.

Mikul
August 30, 2004, 10:35 AM
NoVaGator, actually the telephoto lens DOES have something to do with the fuzzy background. A longer lens offers a more limited depth of field allowing the photographer to more easily separate his subject from the background. No doubt that the aperture has the largest effect on the image's depth of field, but the lens type changes things quite a bit.

Once you get passed the point of getting your photographs exposed properly (it took about a year of seriously figuring this out for me to get it right), the one thing that helps me get a lot of wall-hangable photographs is to ask myself a question before I hit the shutter release. While looking through the eyepiece I ask, "Would I want to see this framed in my house?" Oftentimes, the answer is "no." So WHY am I taking the picture? I find that I've upped the number of nice shots on a roll from one to three. Of course, those amazing, WOW shots don't come too often and when they do come, it's because I was at the right place at the right time or because I was trying something incredibly strange and it just happened to work out.

What I find funny about being interested in photography and shooting are the looks I get when I say things like, "I was out shooting some horses this weekend..."

Roc_Kor
August 30, 2004, 10:57 AM
I only see one new photo... the one with the Astra 75 is the newest one there, after the 'Offer him Six' one. Am I looking at the wrong place? :confused:

NoVaGator
August 30, 2004, 11:58 AM
NoVaGator, actually the telephoto lens DOES have something to do with the fuzzy background. A longer lens offers a more limited depth of field allowing the photographer to more easily separate his subject from the background. No doubt that the aperture has the largest effect on the image's depth of field, but the lens type changes things quite a bit.

True to a certain extent, but a cheap and slow long lens wouldn't let you blur the background at all compared to a faster and shorter lens.

My point was.... don't go out and buy a cheap 200mm lens and think you're gonna get that result. You're going to need a 2.8 (regardless of focal length) to get what you see in that pictures. The difference between 2.8 and 4.0 is 100%

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