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DX6490 May 2, 2004 5:46 PM

The forum has been down and it has been raining, so I haven't posted in awhile. Still getting used to the new style. this was taken with the 300D, Tamron 28-100 Macro @ 80mm. The deer is 18ct. Gold and about 1.5"x1.5". I bought it Brazil. It is mounted on an Amehtyst crystal.

photosbyvito May 2, 2004 10:36 PM

very cool.....i'd like to see a bigger picture though :(

from here it looks well exposed and i like the dark bg....but i can't tell focus/DOF-wise how good it is....

keep posting!

monkey143 May 3, 2004 9:56 AM

So you have your camera back. Relieved, are you? :)

bcoultry May 3, 2004 6:53 PM

Here's a close-up that doesn't look like one until you know the actual size of the piece. It must have been tough to light with all those sparkly surfaces. Did you use direct or indirect light?

DX6490 May 3, 2004 8:21 PM

Used a diffused over head bank, I made myself. Being a carpenter, cabinetmaker and electrician helps. i build all my own studio gear. i also made the background and resting place from very dense black velvet. I have a room whose walls are flat black and no windows. i do not get treflections or ambient light.

bcoultry May 4, 2004 7:40 AM

Rick, you've perked up my ears. I desperately want a few good studio lights but can't currently afford them. Would you be willing to post a photo or two of what you've designed and built yourself? My husband is handy and dandy, capable of both wood and metal construction plus the necessary wiring.

photosbyvito May 4, 2004 8:02 AM

i'd like to see them too.....i "might" be able to make some too....i have some cabinet/countertop building i might be able to pull it off with some help from my dad (at least him cutting the parts or something)....i could probably figure out the wiring....i'm good at science so i might be able to figure it out.....but it's the metal part that i don't know how i'd do....i can't

plz post some pics of them :)

bcoultry May 4, 2004 8:20 AM

Welding is nice when you can get it, but nuts and bolts work pretty darned well for joining metal.:)

photosbyvito May 4, 2004 2:17 PM

haha....true...i can do that.....but there has to have the holes there in the first place....can you "drill" into metal DX?

bcoultry May 4, 2004 2:27 PM

Yes, I drill holes in metal all the time.

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