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Old Jun 11, 2004, 8:04 AM   #11
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Did you use a black light as part of your lighting setup? The left side of the slinky looks flourescent as if lit by black light. I love it.

Regarding the toy characteristics, I think the older metal slinky performed better, perhaps because it was heavier and more flexible. The modern plastic ones are more durable, and look better but fall far short of their predecessors in performance.
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 8:12 AM   #12
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Thanks, no i didn't use any light. I just stuck it on a shelf, made sure my flash was off and took the shot. This slinky has flourescent colours anyway. :-)
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 10:02 AM   #13
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ok....i'm gonna be cruel and mean.....lol

it's a nice shot...but there area couple things that could be fixed...liiiike...it's slightly tilted, and i think it would be better if you couldn't see the line of where the shelf ends....

ok...now i'll be nice

the setup is very nice! the colors are nice and bright!

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also.....the metal ones worked better....mainly because the plastic ones would get tangled and then you try to untangle them and they bend!
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Thanks for the commentvito. At the moment i can't see where the shelf ends because of all the glare on my screen. I'll have to borrow fernys coat. :-)I should really sort out my photos at night then i can see better and i agree there is a slight tilt to it. Is there such a thing as a horizontal rule in photoshop ?. :-)
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 10:17 AM   #15
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in photoshop you can drag down a guide....and then free transform-rotate it into place...using the guide as a ....err...guide...
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 10:20 AM   #16
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Thanks vito. I just discovered a grid too, that may help. :-)
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 10:26 AM   #17
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good picture, if the background was darkermit would be even better
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 10:54 AM   #18
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Yes i see what you mean, i can see a bit better now the sun has gone in. It's a bit lighter at the top than the bottom, i need some blackout blinds. :-)
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I've darkened the background and it seems to stand out even more now. :-)
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 3:34 PM   #20
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Well, Mark, like someone else mentioned, the picture wasn't at all what I was expecting when I was opening this topic. What I ended up seeing was even better than what I was expecting!

Very, very, nice!
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