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There's a new knife in my house.
Lens: Tamron 90 macro Camera: K-5 Photo Location: My house ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/8s Aperture: F3.6 
Posted By: normhead, 01-12-2016, 03:07 PM

So, I had to take a picture of it. It's Tess's new camping kit.


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A beauty with rosewood (?) handle and brass tang and hilt. Oh and the shot is beautifully done as well!
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Oh my. Made my day all around.
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Amazing composition normead!

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Looks like a Buck.......???
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QuoteOriginally posted by First Poster Quote
There's a new knife in my house
I'd be careful not to upset the "lovely Tess" if I were you.
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Norm, that's a first-rate still life*; you're putting that K-5 to work it seems. I don't think I've used mine since I got a K-3, but after seeing this photo I'm thinking I should "take it around the block" again one of these days.

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*no matter how you slice it, if you get my point. Sorry, but I can't seem to get a handle on my addiction to puns.
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QuoteOriginally posted by waterfall Quote
A beauty with rosewood (?) handle and brass tang and hilt. Oh and the shot is beautifully done as well!
It's a cherry wood handle, it;s hard to find real Rosewood these days. It's a tree that won't grow in groves, just a few in a forest, and they were popular for as firewood for steamers on the Amazon.

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Oh my. Made my day all around.
Glad to be of service.

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Amazing composition normead!
Thanks Bertwert, you have to remember, bring the lines from the corners towards the centre of the frame.

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Looks like a Buck.......???
It is a buck knife.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_Knives

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I'd be careful not to upset the "lovely Tess" if I were you.
Tess gave me one twice that size ( different make) which I sometimes use for splitting wood on campsites or lifting the lids off hot pots. But it's pretty heavy duty and she won't carry it except packed away in a gear bag. This one I hope she'll actually clip this onto a belt and wear it.

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Norm, that's a first-rate still life*; you're putting that K-5 to work it seems. I don't think I've used mine since I got a K-3, but after seeing this photo I'm thinking I should "take it around the block" again one of these days.

Jer


*no matter how you slice it, if you get my point. Sorry, but I can't seem to get a handle on my addiction to puns.
I Love the K-3 for it's AF, but the K-5's superior dynamic range made it the obvious choice for this image.


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I like the composition too. I am curious, why does the k-5 have better dynamic range?
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I like the composition too. I am curious, why does the k-5 have better dynamic range?
Who knows, a number of sites say it does, and I can't say it's any worse.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
It's a cherry wood handle, it;s hard to find real Rosewood these days. It's agree that won't grow in groves, just a few in a forest, and they were popular for as firewood for steamers on the Amazon.



Glad to be of service.



Thanks Bertwert, you have to remember, bring the lines from the corners towards the centre of the frame.



It is a buck knife.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_Knives



Tess gave me one twice that size ( different make) which I sometimes use for splitting wood on campsites or lifting the lids off hot pots. But it's pretty heavy duty and she won't carry it except packed away in a gear bag. This one I hope she'll actually clip this onto a belt and wear it.



I Love the K-3 for it's AF, but the K-5's superior dynamic range made it the obvious choice for this image.
I have a Buck that is the same design, just not as pretty, with black handle and no brass. Buck does make pretty knives.
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I actually went to get something else.... but in the end this is what won out. Tess is like me in that she's more likely to use a tool if it's a beautiful tool. One that you just like holing in your hand. Tools like that make you happy to use them. A job isn't a job, it's an excuse to use the beautiful took. Very Tom Sawyerish.
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Tess is like me in that she's more likely to use a tool if it's a beautiful tool.
Why do you have a K-01 then?
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I pity the cheese that messes with Tess
(okay horrible use of that phrase, but it was so bad I couldn't keep it contained)

Really interesting to see an indoor shot from you and I hope you find the time to take more as you have a good sense of composition from all your years of training.
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It was shot on m basic light table.....
I did 40 weeks of studio assignments 45 years ago, I still feel the urge to set up my simple light box and photograph something every now and then. It's not like having a warehouse and 20 or thirty lights with over head track lighting and stages, and many sizes of diffusers and reflectors, etc. like I had access to at Ryerson Politech,, but it lets you do the studio thing in a very tiny space.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/125-flashes-lighting-studio/225852-basic-...ml#post2397326

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