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My Old Seiko Chronograph
Posted By: eaglem, 04-17-2010, 05:11 AM

It finally died just recently.



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04-17-2010, 12:23 PM   #2
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Very cool looking photo, the blues inside the watch are really eye catching and compliment the photo nicely. I also like the depth of field that you used here, the watch is very sharp and the background blurs nicely, thanks for sharing.
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watch macros are very difficult. I have wanted to do some with a few of my model 1883 and 1899 waltham wrist and pocket watches, but I think I need a light box. have you looked into having it serviced?
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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
watch macros are very difficult. I have wanted to do some with a few of my model 1883 and 1899 waltham wrist and pocket watches, but I think I need a light box. have you looked into having it serviced?

It was going to cost more to have it repaired than I paid for it so I bit the bullet and bought a Citizen Eco-Drive Chronograph that never requires batteries or seals etc.




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Great shots. looking for the reflection on the first one?
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Yes getting the reflections right was hard, I tried clear glass with colour paper behind it and got a double reflection which blurred the image. Next I tried a mirror but got the same problem. Finally I bought a gloss black ceramic tile and that worked giving a sharp reflection. Thanks for your comments.


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Wow! I think your watch picture in makro is better than your other pictures.
The blues inside the watch are really cool looking and I do like the DoF. The picture of the watch is a tad sharp and the background blurs evenly.
Only the picture in orange, featuring the Citizen watch, IMO, can still be improved on the reflection.
Anyway, Thanks for sharing, eaglem

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That's the reason I wear an automatic watch. No batteries to replace. I have to admit that I have always been facinated by mechanical movements as well. Watches in general have always drawn me. I can't figure out how to get a nice picture of any of mine, though. I guess the ones I have are not photogenic. I'll have to get another one to try!

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You've done well with the watch images mate - I feel drawn in to the centre of the first one, quite effective. The blue is good too.
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Thanks for the C&C guys.
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