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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kentucky_Rifleman, Dec 4, 2010.

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  1. Kentucky_Rifleman

    Kentucky_Rifleman Member

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    The Rolex in photos thread -- Here -- 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.

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  2. G27RR

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    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.

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  3. Kentucky_Rifleman

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    G27RR, Sharp auto! I love the grips. They really dress up the STI. What's the recoil like?

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    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.
     
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    Marlin 39A, Weaver 4x28.

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    Nice revolver.
     
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    Polish P64
     

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    Some great pix here keep them coming.
     
  11. Kentucky_Rifleman

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    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
     
  12. JDGray

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    My Rolex is under the snow, proping up the Glock:D
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    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    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.

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    justin, that HK is impressive, is that a rendered 3d model?
     
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    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    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.
     
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    Not necessarily my favorite, but it's the only good picture I have of any of my guns - with my dress EDC.
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    How about photos of gun art

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    Sorry if this was out of line :p
     
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    I don't know about art, but I really like the polish on my SA 9mm.
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    SHINY!!!!!!!!..

    Pretty crazy when you can make out the pine needles and rock imperfections in the reflection.
     
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    I like the stand, DRYHUMOR! Kudos all, good shots!

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

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    No Rolex here. How about an Omega?

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    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

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    DRYHUMOR,

    Beautiful hunk of iron! :eek:
     
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