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Posted By: Christina, 01-03-2011, 01:42 PM

My Dad's friend from church was going to throw away this clock he made since it no longer worked properly. He offered it to my Dad to fix and keep. I couldn't resist taking some photos of these incredible hand-made gears.

(That's a natural lens flair)



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You can see all more photos here:
Clock Gears - a set on Flickr

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Nice pictures of a unique subject. Thanks for sharing :-)
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Your explanation (That's a natural lens flair) begs my comments. IMO, lens flare is to be avoided unless there is a very compelling artistic necessity. It must be controlled or avoided. From my perspective, at least, the flare spoils the photo.
From your photos, IMO, It appears that you must learn about Depth of Field, Composition etc.
Much more pleasing images would emerge if everything were in focus and more thought given to the composition and lighting to make a dramatic presentation of these wonderful objects. Some photos on your flicker look better than those presented here. Hope this helps to improve both your flare and flair.
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I just meant I didn't throw the lens flair in from photoshop. I'm still learning how to use my k-x. Thanks for the tips!

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Nice results, particularly with the OOF highlights in the background.
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Abstract subject unique shots I like it.
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This is a very interesting subject to photograph. I like the clockkey image (it's on Flickr only).

QuoteOriginally posted by Sparkle Quote
Much more pleasing images would emerge if everything were in focus
Getting everything in focus is not always a photographer's goal. IMO, some of these images might have been even more interesting with a narrower depth of field, where only a small part of the machinery is in focus, and everything else is blurred.
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"I'm still learning how to use my k-x. Thanks for the tips!"
Figured that. There is lots for most of us to learn.
Happy to have helped. Appreciate your response.
Get the basics, it takes a bit of time and experience.
Then you can try getting fancy.

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Cool - I've never seen anything like this - and you captured it very well. Clever and creative.

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Here are some sites that you should find helpful:

Aperture, shutter and ISO value | SLR Camera Simulator:

Aperture, shutter and ISO value | SLR Camera Simulator

Online Depth of Field Calculator:

Online Depth of Field Calculator

Top 8 Digital Photography Magazine List | FreeDigitalPhotographyTutorials.com:

Top 8 Digital Photography Magazine List | FreeDigitalPhotographyTutorials.com

Nature, Wildlife and Landscape Photography Resource:

Nature, Wildlife and Landscape Photography Resource

Digital Photography Tips: Digital Photography School:

Digital Photography Tips: Digital Photography School
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