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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by spin180, Jan 17, 2006.

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  1. spin180

    spin180 Member

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    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. :eek: 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.

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

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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.

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

    Hope you've enjoyed...
    Steve

    :)
     
  2. Jubei

    Jubei Member

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    Those are some pretty nice pictures spin, what kind of camera are you working with?

    Jubei
     
  3. nfl1990

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    Those are excellent.
     
  4. armoredman

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    Nice - I like that last contrast picture. Multinational defense!
     
  5. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    Superb composition and lighting
     
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    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    What Oleg said.

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

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    Spin

    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
     
  8. McCall911

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    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!

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  9. f4t9r

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    I like it
    nice pics
     
  10. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    I like the depth of field effects.
     
  11. MDG1976

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    Great photos! What camera are you using?
     
  12. TarpleyG

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    Nice pics but you have anything American?
     
  13. spin180

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    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. :eek: 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.

    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.

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

    What, like these? :neener: :p

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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!
     
  14. LaVere

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    Very nice photos. A little edge highlighting will help.

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  15. LaVere

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    Very nice pictures maybe add a little hightlighting as noted

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  16. beaucoup ammo

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    Forgot To Mention Yesterday, Spin

    In addition to the great pics...you have a very fine selection of weapons!

    Take Care
     
  17. DevLcL

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    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.
     

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  18. iamkris

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    Could you describe your lighting setup?

    Wow...from Oleg no less. High praise indeed...
     
  19. Dr.Who

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    Spin180,

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

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  20. spin180

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    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. :eek:

    It's a Canon Digital Rebel. The current incarnation is the Rebel XT. Oh, how I long for a 20D, though... :( :p
     
  21. Cyanide_357

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    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.
     
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  22. Mizzle187

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