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WORLDWIDE PHOTO WEEK: Part 589 - Contraption

 
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Nov 05, 2017 17:48 |  #31

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LOL. Were the directions translated from Chinese using google translate? :lol:


LOL... No, but I think the last thing I put together was! :-P
These had good grammer and correct spelling, they were just really ambiguous.
That's why it is crooked and the handle is on wrong :rolleyes:


...but, it works~


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Nov 05, 2017 17:51 as a reply to  @ joayne's post |  #32

Must have been like an Ikea instruction then. You always end up with spare screws when you know you shouldn't... :lol:


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Nov 05, 2017 17:58 |  #33

joayne, what a lot of patience that must have taken, especially making paper gears if the whole thing is as small as it looks!
I guess my artifact qualifies as a contraption by a loose definition. It has no moving parts, but it's nonstandard and improvised (i.e., "weird"). I made it of scrap wood at about age 14, when I got a sewing machine. It lives in the top drawer of the sewing-machine cabinet.


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Nov 05, 2017 18:02 |  #34

It is an excellent Contraption OhLook!
And very practical!! Thumbs Up!


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Nov 05, 2017 18:05 as a reply to  @ joayne's post |  #35

Thank you, joayne. Yes, it keeps things handy and not tangled.


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Nov 05, 2017 18:10 as a reply to  @ OhLook's post |  #36

What a handy contraption, OhLook. I could use one of those!
I like how you took the shot as well. Nice soft light.


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Nov 05, 2017 18:15 |  #37

I also did a loose interpretation of the theme because I didn't know what else to do. It's a kind of behind-the-scenes shot, with all kinds of DIY and improvised stuff in it. This is pretty much how I do my still lives.


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Nov 05, 2017 18:36 |  #38

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I also did a loose interpretation of the theme because I didn't know what else to do. It's a kind of behind-the-scenes shot, with all kinds of DIY and improvised stuff in it. This is pretty much how I do my still lives.
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That IS quite the set up Levina..
I especially like the Shawl! :-P :rolleyes:
I need to send you some clamps!! LOL
I think the reflective surface on the right is also helpful..
mirrors? glass?


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Nov 05, 2017 18:44 |  #39

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What a handy contraption, OhLook. I could use one of those!
I like how you took the shot as well. Nice soft light.

Thanks. When you get around to making one, note that quarter-round molding makes a great trough for bobbins. The light is just autumn sun in the kitchen (by now my countertops must be familiar).

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So that's where the magic comes from. What does the old shawl do? Where's the rest of the ironing board? When you shoot, does the office lamp point at the subject?


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Nov 05, 2017 19:11 |  #40

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That IS quite the set up Levina..
I especially like the Shawl! :-P :rolleyes:
I need to send you some clamps!! LOL
I think the reflective surface on the right is also helpful..
mirrors? glass?

This is a narrow corridor between my living room on the right and the windows on the left. It's a kind of buffer to keep out the heath in Summer and the cold in Winter. Works pretty well. So my living room is to the right and that is glass (4 big windows from ceiling to floor with the middle two sliding doors, just like the windows on the left). The glass isn't helpful to reflect light so when I shoot in natural light I use the reflector to bounce back the light.

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So that's where the magic comes from. What does the old shawl do? Where's the rest of the ironing board? When you shoot, does the office lamp point at the subject?

The old shawl ties the office lamp to the tripod. Obviously... 8-) :lol:

Yes, I usually use the office lamp to point directly at the subject. I often use a second lamp to light the subject from the other side, so as to avoid all too sharp shadows. But sometimes the reflector is enough. Depends on the look I'm after. I also sometimes put a white cotton cloth over the office lamp so the lamp becomes a little bit like a softbox, to disperse and soften the light. And I use the work lamp sometimes to add more ambient light.

And where the rest of the ironing board is? Well, it's right there, underneath the white board. It's just shortened because of the angle.


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Nov 05, 2017 19:33 |  #41

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #18489484 (external link)
I also did a loose interpretation of the theme because I didn't know what else to do. It's a kind of behind-the-scenes shot, with all kinds of DIY and improvised stuff in it. This is pretty much how I do my still lives.


This setup is awesome! I shall copy some of the elements, if you don't mind. Imitation is after all the best form of flattery :-)


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Nov 05, 2017 19:40 as a reply to  @ RhodyPhotos's post |  #42

LOL. Go right ahead, Rhody. Thank you!
Some proper lights and yes, Joayne, clamps! would be nice though...


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Nov 05, 2017 22:19 |  #43

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #18489484 (external link)
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Aha! the secret setup is revealed!!!




  
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Nov 05, 2017 22:19 |  #44

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joayne, what a lot of patience that must have taken, especially making paper gears if the whole thing is as small as it looks!
I guess my artifact qualifies as a contraption by a loose definition. It has no moving parts, but it's nonstandard and improvised (i.e., "weird"). I made it of scrap wood at about age 14, when I got a sewing machine. It lives in the top drawer of the sewing-machine cabinet.
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I am impressed :-)




  
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Nov 05, 2017 22:28 |  #45

Nice contraptions, Joayne, OhLook and Levina.


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