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Lapidary work
Lapidary work

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Challenge: Speed II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Home
Date: Aug 28, 2007
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.0 sec
Galleries: Vintage, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2007

At present most lapidary work is accomplished using motorized equipment and resin or metal bonded diamond tooling in successively decreasing particle sizes until a polish is achieved.

My dad is a lapidary, thought the machine would be a nice idea for this challenge. It's pretty noisy too!! The lil water tap thingy is part of the whole thingy, altho I bet people will say it's distracting or something along those lines... but to me this outlined the most some of the equipment that is required for this profession. I will probably regret once again to have entered this 1 and not the outtake!

We shall see how it does. My other outtake is pretty dark so I thought I'd leave it out, would probably be said that it lacks detail, etc:

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09/05/2007 02:56:28 AM
I suggest you all come see the description of the title =) heeheeheeeheeeheee
09/05/2007 02:40:29 AM
Originally posted by annig:

I don't know what Lapidary is, but I love the spin you've captured here

 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2007 09:13:07 PM
I don't know what Lapidary is, but I love the spin you've captured here
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09/03/2007 03:41:57 PM
interesting composition.
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09/01/2007 04:35:38 PM
Very interesting photo - nice work!
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08/30/2007 05:05:00 PM
i love the composition. good job
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08/30/2007 09:54:22 AM
This certainly shows speed, and having looked 'Lapidary' up in the dictionary I now know another word : )

My only real issue is that even with the title explained I still can't really see what is (or isn't ) going on.

I like the idea, and the crop, but it probably lacks the wow factor that people will be looking for in either having a splash of colour or really crisp focus.

Good luck though.
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08/30/2007 09:47:43 AM
by just watching it.. u get no idea of what it reprezents
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08/29/2007 10:10:52 PM
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08/29/2007 07:36:41 PM
Nice reflections and smart shot set up to keep some detail in the spinning.
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