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Old May 1, 2009, 11:13 PM   #1
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I wish the light fixture was on a dimmer, but had to settle for a blended exposure in PSE. (in the spirit of full disclosure) :-)

Nota good one for the game, but for what it's worth...



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Old May 1, 2009, 11:22 PM   #2
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I really like that perspective. With camera on tripod could you repeat that using the smallest aperture so you get more depth of field.
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Old May 1, 2009, 11:54 PM   #3
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I agree with Bynx's comments. I would add that it would be interesting, once you have stopped down the aperture and adjusted the shutter speed, to try some shots with the fan running on slow speed. The blades will be blurred but it would make an interesting background for the lights and pull chain.

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Old May 2, 2009, 1:44 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. This was on tripod, though two legs on a small table and one on the bed. My level of comitment to this limits the size of furnitureI will and won't move. And was at f8 (the largest number, smallest less-biggest aperture available to me:-) )

F-stops always remind me of my early days in the telephone business. Now-a-days volume levels are setby typing on akeyboard. (everything is 'zero loss') But in the early 80's, trunklines to the outside world were all analog and we had to measure 1000 Hz tones from one site to another and make physical adjustments to make things right. For some reason I never clearlyunderstoodthemeasurments were expressed as'loss' and 'less loss' rather than loss and gain. Anyway, nothing to do with this, not even really a good analogy, but an f-stopdoes take me back. :lol:

Anyway, another try after your comments, without the blend. The bare bulb blowouts don't bug me quite as much, and I really like the moving fan!


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I prefer the exposure of the original. I like the darker heavier feel of the chain. Just an increase in depth of field was what I was thinking. But I do like the moving fan. Good job there rmuir.
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I like the perspective too. Are you using a Canon S5 IS camera?

Did you have to deal with signal loss, signal to noise ratios?

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I somehow prefer the first shot. It seems to have a more dramatic effect than the second which seems to be distracted by the blurring action of the blades. Obviously this is a purely personal preference here given the quality of both shots.

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dr_spock wrote:
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I like the perspective too. Are you using a Canon S5 IS camera?

Did you have to deal with signal loss, signal to noise ratios?
Yes, love the S5!

You mean the phone stuff? That sounds familiar,it's funny, the most commonissue that requiredthose measurements for us (besides low volume) were reports ofecho. As everything went digital, echo in telephony was eradicated entirely, for several years I never heard of an echo trouble ticket. Then... one day, someone came up with...VOIP...don't get me started. At least it's all keyboard work now.
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