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Old Apr 17, 2005, 9:45 PM   #1
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Something other than the regular macros like flowers and what not?

Here are a few pics of one of my current hobbies,Diecast collecting.:-):-)








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Old Apr 17, 2005, 10:37 PM   #2
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well, i have taken some pics of one of my previous hobbies... i used to be into constructing military miniatures - plastic model kits. don't do it anymore, because my eyesight started to go south on me in my mid-40's, and it's just too hard to see to do the fine detail work anymore. here are a couple of shots of one of thelastminiatures i built... it's a 1940 vintage German light tank.




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Old Apr 18, 2005, 12:21 AM   #3
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I collect Transformers, which is obvious with this picture. I don't have the proper lighting yet and I'm still learning.
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 7:36 AM   #4
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well here is my indoor lighting set up for macro.I do alot of macro shots of cars and other diecast and am trying to try some other stuff too.



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Old Apr 19, 2005, 4:42 AM   #5
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Been at the trains for about 30 years now.. Not exactly a closeup but as close as I could get with my then (and sometimes still) digital camera..

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Old Apr 20, 2005, 1:40 AM   #6
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What a nice idea for a topic...

I like old stuff (no bad thing given the direction I'm heading!). I particularly like old stuff with lots of character. It's ahobby that gets me trawling car boots sales.

Herewith something for you Jeff, that I also like very much. It's anoil applicator & has 'Birmingham' written on it somewhere - it was probably used at some Birmingham rail depot.

I found this very difficult to photograph, (& did so very badly), but I think it's nice enough in itself to include anyway.

Charlie, thank you forillustrating your macro lighting set up. It was very interesting to see (& I like the cars!)

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Old Apr 20, 2005, 12:09 PM   #7
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Canna,
I don't think there's a thing wrong with your photo.. It could easily be a product shot in some catalog.. Here in the USA, people pay a LOT of money for items like that oiler..

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Old Apr 21, 2005, 3:36 PM   #8
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Charlie - Who makes the light box you have in your photo? That is really a neat set up.

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Old Apr 24, 2005, 7:16 PM   #9
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Canna your pic is great.Love old things,just have to many hobbies and not enough moneyto do everything I would like too,LOL.

My wife got me the lights and the tent for christmas.



Phototek makes the tent and it goes for $85 at B&H Photo.



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Well, we have a tendency to pick up Petoskey stones on our beach in front of our cottage. Guess it could be called ahobby. ~Dee~


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