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On examining a fallen tree branch (24"x36")
Posted By: MJSfoto1956, 04-09-2016, 04:14 PM

‪#‎macro‬ ‪#‎Pentax‬ ‪#‎100mm‬ ‪#‎ringlight‬ ‪#‎lichen‬ ‪#‎stack‬ ‪#‎DxO‬

A rather large tree branch fell on three of our cars in our driveway, causing over $2000 damage to each car ($1000 deductible per car alas). While cutting up the branch for firewood, I thought this detail was worthy of a photo:



link to flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mjsfoto1956/26265751511/in/dateposted-public/

and here's the setup:



link to flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mjsfoto1956/26333501835/in/dateposted-public/

I'm still "tweaking" the setup but intend on reporting back when it's all set up the way I need it to be.

Michael
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04-09-2016, 04:27 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by MJSfoto1956 Quote
‪#‎macro‬ ‪#‎Pentax‬ ‪#‎100mm‬ ‪#‎ringlight‬ ‪#‎lichen‬ ‪#‎stack‬ ‪#‎DxO‬

A rather large tree branch fell on three of our cars in our driveway, causing over $2000 damage to each car ($1000 deductible per car alas). While cutting up the branch for firewood, I thought this detail was worthy of a photo:



link to flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mjsfoto1956/26265751511/in/dateposted-public/

and here's the setup:



link to flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mjsfoto1956/26333501835/in/dateposted-public/

I'm still "tweaking" the setup but intend on reporting back when it's all set up the way I need it to be.

Michael
Hi Michael,

Sorry about the damage. The pic looks really good. Pretty sophisticated rig you got there.
04-09-2016, 06:26 PM   #3
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Admire you attitude...making lemonade out of lemons. Nice picture, of course.
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Sorry about the accident. That photo is just plain inspired and inspiring!

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I tweak a lot. Wondering what you still want to tweak. I would want that front right corner light. Don't know what else.
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I tweak a lot. Wondering what you still want to tweak. I would want that front right corner light. Don't know what else.
Hah! That's a broken AF360FGZ that I purchased for $25 and "fixed" by adding an external battery port. And the softbox is just a cheap $10 Chinese knockoff (which works well btw). So you have your eye on the absolutely cheapest part of the system! :P

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No I was talking about the branch pic.
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Sorry to hear about the damage. Indeed that setup looks very impressive, like something straight out of a laboratory. The image looks amazing with a lot of detail. Great way of looking on the bright side.

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Very sorry to hear about the damaged vehicles Michael! Got to love New England!

Beautiful capture on the Lichen though...looks like Usnea sp..

Nicely done.

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Beautiful picture, which is a small consolation for the damage from the fallen tree. Good luck getting your cars repaired. You will have your picture for a lifetime but hopefully the car damage will become a distant memory. I wonder if the storm that knocked the branch down was the same storm that went through northern Delaware on Friday April 7th. It took down 2 trees in my yard but fortunately they fell away from my property and did not cause any damage.
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Very nice shot - very creative.
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No I was talking about the branch pic.
As am I...

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QuoteOriginally posted by MJSfoto1956 Quote
‪#‎macro‬ ‪#‎Pentax‬ ‪#‎100mm‬ ‪#‎ringlight‬ ‪#‎lichen‬ ‪#‎stack‬ ‪#‎DxO‬

A rather large tree branch fell on three of our cars in our driveway, causing over $2000 damage to each car ($1000 deductible per car alas). While cutting up the branch for firewood, I thought this detail was worthy of a photo:



link to flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mjsfoto1956/26265751511/in/dateposted-public/

and here's the setup:



link to flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mjsfoto1956/26333501835/in/dateposted-public/

I'm still "tweaking" the setup but intend on reporting back when it's all set up the way I need it to be.

Michael
Sorry for your loss and somewhat amazed that you could turn the incident into inspiration for something beautiful. I'm pretty sure I would still have steam coming out of my ears and vision so blurred that I couldn't see a good image if it bit me.
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