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Posted By: Liney, 12-14-2019, 02:19 AM

We have a small manufacturing facility at work, and whilst out walking about I came across the scrap metal bins. A lot of the stuff was not very photogenic but I did find a pile of metal shavings that looked interesting. This is one of them, admittedly I need to go back and try taking a few images for stacking but this shows promise

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12-14-2019, 03:17 AM   #2
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It does indeed show promise. Metal shavings like these have a certain "art" feel to them. I will be interested to see what focus stacking achieves.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Liney Quote
We have a small manufacturing facility at work, and whilst out walking about I came across the scrap metal bins. A lot of the stuff was not very photogenic but I did find a pile of metal shavings that looked interesting. This is one of them, admittedly I need to go back and try taking a few images for stacking but this shows promise
Nice shot of an 'everyday'-thing
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QuoteOriginally posted by Liney Quote
We have a small manufacturing facility at work, and whilst out walking about I came across the scrap metal bins. A lot of the stuff was not very photogenic but I did find a pile of metal shavings that looked interesting. This is one of them, admittedly I need to go back and try taking a few images for stacking but this shows promise
that's pretty neat. Well done and good find!

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It would be interesting to view this shaving from the left, or small end to see what the spiral effect would be with varying lighting,
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That is a good image, just a tad unsharp on my screen. There is certainly a great deal of fun to be had in exploring this further.
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It would be interesting to view this shaving from the left, or small end to see what the spiral effect would be with varying lighting,
I'll see what I can do and get back to you
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I'd really like to see what stacking would do for this, because I think that's a great idea!

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Neat, thanks for posting
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Had a chance to go back and take some more images, the first pass stack was a bit of a wash out but the second one was better. And just for GRB I turned it round and stacked that too!

Still lots of possibilities, I have three of these metal shavings of various pitches, this is the middle one. Lighting is a little tricky, the shiny metal surface will either blow out the image completely or just show a thin sliver while the rest of the coil is in shadow.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Liney Quote
Had a chance to go back and take some more images, the first pass stack was a bit of a wash out but the second one was better. And just for GRB I turned it round and stacked that too!

Still lots of possibilities, I have three of these metal shavings of various pitches, this is the middle one. Lighting is a little tricky, the shiny metal surface will either blow out the image completely or just show a thin sliver while the rest of the coil is in shadow.
Thanks. You satisfied my curiosity. Turned out to be a bit mundane, but still interesting. Your original perspective provides more engaging textures and surfaces. Thanks again for cossetting my imagination.
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I prefer the first image except it is a little soft.
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