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MrSmith

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #880 on: November 18, 2013, 03:56:08 PM »

The reflection under the machine is real but the rest of the background is made in photoshop.
Although I was schooled in the 10x8 in-camera way of shooting still life it's easier to do some things in post, as it's me that puts the shot together I know what I need to shoot to get the final image I want.
 If you look at the tonal fall-off across the side, front panels and lever groups it's not physically possible for the machine to look like that in one lighting exposure (the surfaces being mirrors) so they have been shot individually but the tones/gradations are real.
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« Reply #881 on: November 18, 2013, 04:04:50 PM »

Thanks for that. It's really interesting. I imagine you shoot it with a grey or white background then to make it easier to replace?
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« Reply #882 on: November 18, 2013, 04:18:37 PM »

It's shot on a sheet of black Perspex as a base and a white colorama a few feet behind.
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Phil Indeblanc

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #883 on: November 19, 2013, 01:10:02 AM »

I love coffee machines...I don't see it any more
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« Reply #884 on: November 19, 2013, 12:09:22 PM »

I shot a little looser a couple weeks ago.  No lights, only my camera (although I did have to adjust window shades).  I dig the results!  But the interiors were very forgiving, so I am not going to say I can do this all the time now.   :D

I shot all with the SK 35mm; captured some shots with the CF at ISO 50 and some without the CF at ISO 100.  I grabbed people from both kinds of captures for each image.  No HDR layering, just some pushing and noise reduction in post.  
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #885 on: November 19, 2013, 03:23:22 PM »

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.
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« Reply #886 on: November 20, 2013, 12:29:12 PM »

couple of stills for a trade magazine to illustrate cutting costs in construction by 1/3  managed to get the cuts done by laser cutting (or possibly water?)
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #887 on: November 20, 2013, 02:05:07 PM »

Nice work as always Mr Smith, nice to see a bit of craft :)

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« Reply #888 on: November 20, 2013, 02:56:15 PM »

Nice work as always Mr Smith, nice to see a bit of craft :)

Yup.  I agree.  Really nice.
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MrSmith

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« Reply #889 on: November 20, 2013, 03:28:55 PM »

Thanks for your comments. :D
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #890 on: November 20, 2013, 04:30:00 PM »

Always nice to see people making photographs and not Photoshop renderings. Nice clean images, Mr. Smith!

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« Reply #891 on: November 20, 2013, 04:53:00 PM »

There are a couple of layers in there  ;D
Only 2 though.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #892 on: November 21, 2013, 09:05:21 AM »

Ceiling Detail.

MrSmith

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« Reply #893 on: November 21, 2013, 10:26:04 AM »

those angles appease my visual sensibilities.
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Phil Indeblanc

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« Reply #894 on: November 21, 2013, 01:25:52 PM »

sweet! I like those MrSmith. I still wanna see the coffee machine. Coffee still has a place in my heart!
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #895 on: November 21, 2013, 01:32:28 PM »

Some kinds of imagery appease parts that others cannot reach, never mind appease.

The best solution is to keep good relations going, then you never need to appease anything or anyone!

Of course, that's a life-skill all too rare in the digital age; ´face-to-face' developed that skill at an early age, back when people actually met one another.

Internet dating: can you imagine the scorn it would have raised in the 50s or 60s? It used to be all about trying it on...

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MrSmith

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #896 on: November 21, 2013, 01:34:51 PM »

Not sure what you mean? The machine is there!?  
The company who manufacture the machine are based in Birmingham (the real one not the U.S. One) family run business who now export machines to Italy and have won a Queens award for export.
We have a phrase 'coals to Newcastle' which is very apt.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #897 on: November 21, 2013, 02:34:10 PM »

Thought for a second you took it down for a revise :-P
I was having a browser issue i guess.

Thats just a beauty! with a beauty of a picture to go with it. :-)
Sure would love one of these to continue where my Nuovo Simonelli Oscar left off.
These heads are like the lever style as La Marzocco GS3
That water tray looks like what I put in my shower...nice touch!

Very nice work MrSmith! I wonder what shots like that, or a group of 3-5 go for in the UK?
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MrSmith

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #898 on: November 21, 2013, 03:35:03 PM »

The lever group (made by CMA)is the same as a lot of other more expensive machines. The 1 group machine is £1950 and the 2 group £4500
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« Reply #899 on: November 21, 2013, 03:37:26 PM »

Beautifu machine.



The lever group (made by CMA)is the same as a lot of other more expensive machines. The 1 group machine is £1950 and the 2 group £4500
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