Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Biweekly Shoot Out

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 24, 2009, 3:08 PM   #11
Moderator
 
calr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 8,466
Default

My first thought was not they were cartoonish but rather plastic toys! It is interesting that they would stain or paint the wheels and supports in that garish color. Is there something historic about the color?

Cal
calr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2009, 8:54 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Calicajun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Quartz Hill, CA
Posts: 3,455
Default

The bright orange color of the wheels gave me the feeling of early morning, just before the battles rush.
Calicajun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2009, 9:04 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,990
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Calicajun View Post
The bright orange color of the wheels gave me the feeling of early morning, just before the battles rush.
Did you notice the orange tint on the canons? Sheesh, how the hell did he do that?

Dave
Chato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2009, 9:09 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Calicajun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Quartz Hill, CA
Posts: 3,455
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chato View Post
Did you notice the orange tint on the canons? Shush, how the hell did he do that?

Dave
Yes and meant to comment on that as well but forgot. That was the biggest part the made it feel like morning to me.
Calicajun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2009, 10:27 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fredrikstad - Norway / Europe
Posts: 1,953
Default

Hey, Bynx - You are a master with pp!

Hilarious and funny that one:




I like it, but I'm not entirely sure if I'v spelled that difficult word (hilar...something?) right...
Walter_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2009, 11:03 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fredrikstad - Norway / Europe
Posts: 1,953
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by calr View Post
...that they would stain or paint the wheels and supports in that garish color. Is there something historic about the color?
Cal
Nothing that I'm aware of, but then soldiers in those days didn't exacly wear combat-uniform neither - did they? They wore brightely colored uniforms like bright red and blue or yellow, that stood out well from the surroundings. I guess that was the case with their guns as well. Why hide it if it could intimidate their enemies?

The "garish" (don't even know what that means...) color, as you call it, is an earthen red.
In those days, the most common paint-colors where earthen colors (produced from sediments found here) like oker (a greenish earthen yellow) and this oxide-red. The cannons are in fact painted in oxide-red, but tinted slightly by the rising sun.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Chato View Post
...the orange tint on the canons?
Well, Chato - if you get up early enough, one get's to see this orange tint quite often, its called a SUNRISE!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Calicajun View Post
... made it feel like morning to me.
You are perfectly right - it was early in the morning! As you can see:


...
Attached Images
 
Walter_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2009, 11:48 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
smac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 6,103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bynx View Post
Ya, especially a war led by the Warner Bros.

Perfect! Now your have a picture. That's great. Thanks for the morning laugh.

BTW, your original submission was very interesting the way it was. I liked it very much.
Steve
smac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2009, 12:44 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,990
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walter_S View Post

Well, Chato - if you get up early enough, one get's to see this orange tint quite often, its called a SUNRISE!
I suddenly figured it out. The "black" of the canon is actually color, thus the capture of the orange tint (which is a reflection of the wheels on the black metal). I was wondering how you allowed the tint to look so natural, and now I realise the black is RGB...

Dave
Chato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2009, 1:08 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fredrikstad - Norway / Europe
Posts: 1,953
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chato View Post
...which is a reflection of the wheels on the black metal
No, Dave - its the other way round. The reflection is that of the morning-sun. Check out the trunk on that birch-tree - same colors there, and in some of the clouds.
It had been a very cold night, so the cannon-barrels where actually freezing cold, I guess with frost from the humid air. That caused the reflections.



This is the colors of the cannons in daylight - so you see they are more red (oxide-red) than orange - it's the morning sun playing tricks with you....
Attached Images
 

Last edited by Walter_S; Oct 25, 2009 at 1:17 PM. Reason: Rooting out Spelling errors...
Walter_S is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:23 PM.