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18th of May 2005 (Wed), 01:00
This is a 1903 Wright Flyer model I built last year (Paul Guillow (http://www.guillow.com/GuillowDetail.asp?prod=1202&SeriesId=32&FamilyId=1) kit).
300D w/ kit lense
I used a long exposure so I could eliminate the shadows by panning a 60W desk lamp over the model. Very low-tech, but it appears to have worked.
Your thoughts, please!
18th of May 2005 (Wed), 01:25
Very nice.....I'm a newbie but was wondering if it would look better on a darker base.
18th of May 2005 (Wed), 09:08
The pic looks cool, and I thought 'Why the hell does he use f/22 ??? '
18th of May 2005 (Wed), 14:52
Thanks for the comments!
Dan - You're probably a vet compared to me! I agree, it could probably use some greater contrast with the base and the background. However, they need to be fairly light in order for the rigging to stand out. Hmmm...
Andy - I was trying to close down the aperture for a crisper image and greater DOF (plus I needed the longer shutter time). Is this not right? I'm very new to this, so I am very much open to suggestions.
I'm looking around the area for a good place to shoot the model to give it a "full scale" apearance. Unfortunately, we don't have any sand dunes around to replicate Kitty Hawk. Maybe a playground?
18th of May 2005 (Wed), 15:20
stopping down the lens to get a sharper picture only works to a certain extent, mainly because refraction starts deteriorating the image quality if you step down too much. I consider f/22 too much.
The 'sweet spot' of the 18-55 kit lens should be around f/8 - f/11. But you really should try it out yourself what you need to get exactly the results you want to have.
18th of May 2005 (Wed), 20:21
Ah, okay, thanks Andy. I'll have to play around with that.
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