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Challenge: Get Mechanical (Standard Editing)
Collection: Some of the good stuff
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Jan 8, 2017
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2017

[Jan. 15th, 2017 09:49:24 PM]

Tried to come up with something mechanical, and really didn't have much. I do love this clock -- it was my dad's. As was the anniversary clock, actually.

After last year's work with lighting, I still don't really understand it.

How do you increase the contrast to get it right from the camera? This was rather flat, but when I simply increased the contrast in RAW, it was quite close to what I was looking for. But flat out of the camera. Is it because I'm working in a little space instead of a big studio? Do I simply move the lights back? But that would spread the light out more.

Anyway. Three lights. One back and to the left lighting his face. One behind and high for his "hair light". (he said it's more of a head light since he doesn't have the hair) and one snooted up front pointing in the clock.

Thanks for the comments!

And thanks to my incredibly kind husband. I thought of just doing the workings of the clock, but it really seems like the photo needed a person. My mom said that you should put a person in each photo. I thought that was ridiculous. But it really does seem like people give it more soul... I hate it each time I realize that my mom was right. I'm hoping that my kids are realizing that I'm right at least sometimes!

Place: 1 out of 49
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01/16/2017 08:52:19 PM
My mom liked people in the pictures, too. :-)
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01/16/2017 02:42:23 PM
Congrats on the blue Wendy & Jeff. You make a great team!
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01/16/2017 05:04:29 AM
Very nicely done, Wendy. Congratulations!
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01/16/2017 02:16:39 AM
it did! congratulations
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/14/2017 11:46:37 AM
Nice to see you back in the game Wendy, er ummmm Jeff, well you know what I mean :) I've missed you! Funny, I had the same idea of using a clock but never got around to entering anything. Good luck!
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01/12/2017 10:49:28 PM
Beautiful light (not for a watckmaker but who cares!) - a good compositon (not to mention your patient sitter)
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01/10/2017 10:49:10 PM
UI liked this image a lot but thought the mechanical side was seen less howeverstill a 9
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01/09/2017 01:45:36 PM
The glasses on the end of the nose brings this image together.
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01/09/2017 07:58:20 AM
my favorite in this challenge, hope it wins!
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