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Bench Grinder
Bench Grinder
ChrisW123


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Tools (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Garage
Date: Aug 22, 2003
Aperture: F5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Performance, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2003

This grinder is right next to the outside door so natual light is illuminating the right side which was nice. Then used a tripod to hold the camera with my right hand and my left hand to push the metal rod into the grinder. I took a lot of shots to get this one with enough sparks to make it interesting enough. I used lots of different angles also, and deciding this "perspective" was the best. The slow shutter speed really allowed a lot of "trails", etc. to show up. Used a black piece of cardboard behind the grinder to give an even background.

Post processing used Levels and very light Unsharp Mask.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 256
Avg (all users): 6.5403
Avg (commenters): 7.6316
Avg (participants): 6.2479
Avg (non-participants): 6.9043
Views since voting: 2543
Votes: 211
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2003 07:00:49 PM
Best grinder shot. Very clean and crisp. Good composition.
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08/30/2003 07:01:42 PM
Nice job with the sparks. I like how they bounce off the surface
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/30/2003 11:13:07 AM
Wow. 10
Superb composition and the sparks are awesome. Great stuff.
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08/29/2003 04:57:07 PM
Great use of sparks without losing the tool.
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08/29/2003 04:25:49 PM
shazbot !
great lense speed
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08/29/2003 10:04:57 AM
Excellent choices of framing, shutter speed and light. If possible I would have cut back on the light level to put a little more emphasis on the sparks.
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08/28/2003 06:09:28 PM
OOHHH...FIRE! Always a winning element here on DPC.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/28/2003 04:17:30 PM
Best of the "sparks" images in this challenge. This is an exceptionally well conceived and composed image. Color and clarity are outstanding.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/28/2003 02:37:46 PM
Dyanmic! I love the sparks bouncing around. 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/28/2003 02:29:05 PM
very good shot.. great composition and use of shutter speed.... great job
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/28/2003 11:58:21 AM
nice!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/28/2003 02:25:20 AM
Nice fireworks.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2003 09:02:33 PM
This is a "power" tool, don't believe this qualifies for the challenge
08/27/2003 06:12:49 PM
Interesting shot with good focus.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2003 01:03:35 PM
Cool, I like all of the sparks!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2003 11:56:00 AM
Super shot. Wonderful focus, clarity, color and composition
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2003 10:04:17 AM
cool sparks. :o)
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08/27/2003 09:53:17 AM
flashy and successful 8
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08/27/2003 08:41:51 AM
Great work!
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08/27/2003 12:30:01 AM
nice sparks : )
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