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Old Jun 17, 2009, 11:40 AM   #1
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This is an archive shot. This was one of a series of photos I shot about ten years ago as a class assignment. The subject was still life and bright colors. I got the idea from a magazine article. The aluminum rings were part of an old multi-platter hard drive that had failed.



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Old Jun 17, 2009, 11:48 AM   #2
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Nice shot/perspective, Cal. Too bad the front ring was cropped, and the shadow is somewhat distracting. Probably a 2-light arrangement would have helped with that.
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When I see a mess of colored pencils like that I always imagine or try to get them in a rainbow order. Higgly piggly is a waste of good color. And why was it necessary to go to the archives for a pencil? Doesnt eveyone have hundreds lying around? Oh well, they look as new as when you shot them.
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The colors are attractive but as noted the shadow is a bit distracting. Don't know about anyone else but without kids crayons are a rare item at my household.
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Old Jun 17, 2009, 11:35 PM   #5
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I thought I had used two flashes on this shot but the shadows say otherwise. However, it appears that I hand held the flash on an extension cable. I went through a period back then when I would hand hold the flash at arm's length away from the camera. It usually produced good results but fell short this time.
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I...but fell short this time.
Looks good and imaginative to me, Cal.
Better than anything I've though of so far.
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Looks like it could be used as an add for the Crayola pencils
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Looks like it came right out of a magazine shoot for an ad campaign.
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Colorful. Nice use of hard disk parts. What size hard disks were they? I took a part my dead 3.5" drive and the rings weren't that big.
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Colorful. Nice use of hard disk parts. What size hard disks were they? I took a part my dead 3.5" drive and the rings weren't that big.
They were from a 10" hard drive with five platters. The total capacity, as I recall, was about 500 mb!!

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