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Brent Gair May 16, 2008 6:06 PM

I'm back...and I hope for good this time :). Having suffered more than my share of 'net problems, I became a rare poster here but I've returned with a new high speed connection.

So here is my reintroduction. I like doing closeup and macro work. This is a plastic model that I assembled and painted. The figure is about 8" high.

I used the Oly E-510 and the 50mm macro lens. Exposure was 1/2.5 seconds at f16 with a fudge factor of -.3EV to keep my highlights. It was shot RAW. The lighting was provided by a series of full spectrum fluorescents which gave good color but I guess that's not really necessary for this B&W version. I added just a touch of sepia to give the photo some age. I did some minor cropping for composition.

The close-up of the face is 100% crop. I'm pleased with the dynamic range and general appearance. The highlights are good with no clipping evident and there's good detail in the shadow. Also, consider that the face you are seeing is about the size of my thumbprint




http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/1900/phansfke2.jpg



http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/3880/phanfaceyy2.jpg



Scouse May 16, 2008 11:25 PM

You do know that you're out of your mind, don't you......:-)





Nicely done, lot of work there but very good.

Ken

zig-123 May 17, 2008 8:03 AM

Brent Gair wrote:
Quote:

I used the Oly E-510 and the 50mm macro lens. Exposure was 1/2.5 seconds at f16 with a fudge factor of -.3EV to keep my highlights. It was shot RAW. The lighting was provided by a series of full spectrum fluorescents which gave good color but I guess that's not really necessary for this B&W version. I added just a touch of sepia to give the photo some age. I did some minor cropping for composition.


Hi,

The 50mm f2 lens is a seriously sharp lensas the photos you've shared prove. The E-510and the 50mm make a great combo. I gotta tell you though, the subject is a little bit odd.....

but then we all have our share of, shall I say interesting hobbies, Edge's with photos of his M4 and Gwilly can throw in a few of his goat shots on occasion. Me, I tie saltwater fishing flies then take pictures of them which my wife thinks is a bit bizarre (both the fishing part and the photo taking part)

Anyways, nice job and welcome back. Hope to see more shots of your.... hobby?:-)

regards,

Zig





Brent Gair May 17, 2008 9:04 AM

Thanks guys. Well, I have a lot of hobbies of which model building is one. But not all of the figuresare old time Black and White ghouls. This one is Marta Kristen as "Lorelei" the mermaid from the movie BEACH BLANKET BINGO. This would have been shot with my E-500 and the 50mm.

This is also quite a small figure. The distance from her hand to the top of her head is about 3.25"



http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...Martapb2-1.jpg

Steven R May 17, 2008 5:48 PM

Nice shot of the mermaid, but her hair is too long! :lol:


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