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Old Apr 30, 2004, 3:16 AM   #1
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Default Close : T39 Design Detail... and Considerations About Light.

This shot does not show hidden design revealed by closing up and cropping.
Nevertheless, I've always liked the shapes in this area of this mobile.



P.S. :
- rotate
- crop
- desaturate
- manual levels
- unsharp mask filter
- some sharp tool brush
- some burn tool brush to enhance shadows
- This is a shot about symmetry so I applied some dodge tool brush to highlight lights on the right part as of an original asymmetry in lighting conditions (bottom-sx).

Though I have layed this mobile on a table in front of a window to have a parallel lighting from the top of it I forgot to turn down a lamp in my hotel room on the left side of it, behind my shoulders.
Hence the asymmetry in lighting conditions.
Due to the button shapes and to the bottom-sx light source the lowest part of the YES button is brighter than the lowest part of the NO button as well as the left side of the C button is brighter than the right side of it.
The difference has been reduced my mean of the dodge tool brush though it has not been completly removed.

This challenge has made me starting to notice these kind of things.
When u are making closeups lighting conditions become much more evident : the portion of world you see in your LCD is much more different than what you see with your eyes !

With your eyes you see a mobile on a table, with the cam you see that there is a strong diagonal light crossing the mobile !
Hey, and what's that shadow? Mm. yes ! My tripod leg !
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 4:16 AM   #2
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Sergio, pardon my ignorance, but what's a T39?


I share the same angst about the greater sensitivity of macro shots to proper lighting.

I took about 20 shots of the abacus before I got the lighting close to what I wanted.

Beautiful symmetry.
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 6:21 AM   #3
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Part of a camera, right? This is beautiful. You hit the lighting right on, and the design is very sleek.
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Old Apr 30, 2004, 7:27 AM   #4
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Thank you.
Well, T39 is a mobile telephone, a 2001 Ericsson one.

The YES,C,NO button shapes are a mix of design and functionality.

Have a look at it open


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Old Apr 30, 2004, 8:05 AM   #5
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A follow up to lighting conditions has been posted here :

Close : T39 Design Detail : Three Lighting Version

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=25709
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