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      CommentAuthordispophoto
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2013
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    @Flxr thanks!
    making a crane is actually very simple, you just need to make sure the holes are identically spaced apart when you drill them and everything else falls into place.
    if you have a sturdy tripod or lightstand, you can use that to attach to the centre post of the crane.
    see the pics below of the steel crane i built last winter:

    Steel dolly jib

    i used steel because it was the cheapest material i could find that allowed me to make it extensible (total of $45 for the material) without wobbling. it also made for an unreasonably heavy crane (which means extra counterweights), but at least it was smooth.

    the jib head below:
    Detail of the jib head
    aluminum angle and a recycled Lacie HD case.
    in retrospect, i should've built an adjustable head on the side to allow better pans & tilts, but at least it worked well enough.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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    @dorkmuffin: Caroline, honey, "spam" means stuff we DON'T want to see. Your photography hardly qualifies for that.
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    Aww, there's some lovely stuff in this thread at the moment - allana, dorkmuffin, roadscum, really cool things... I bring you flowers and trees...

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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2013
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    JP, those are lovely. I especially dig the second one. Where are you linking from? Can I favourite them somewhere?
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2013
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    DSC_2957b

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    I might stop with the flowers eventually. Or, like, save some to post in winter, or something.
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    @allana - thank you! they're on my own site, I'll whack them on 500px at some point. And no, don't stop with the flowers, one can never get tired of flowers...

    ...I went on the bleakest beach walk yesterday, it's meant to be sodding June, midsummer and all that...

    Eastney

    Eastney


    And, not offered for artistic merit, but this is the derelict Fraser naval gunnery range, Portsmouth, which was apparently a location in the Jon Pertwee Sea Devils Dr Who episodes. Now just another bit of Cold War detritus waiting to be turned to executive flats...

    Fraser Range

    Fraser Range
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2013
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    Reminds me of the film "Children Of Men," where they made the immigrants internmetn camp at Bexhill On Sea...
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    There is actually an "immigration removal centre" at the former HMS daedalus shore establishment over in Gosport...
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2013
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    @JP Adore the bleak. More bleak.

    Obligatory Super moon snaps; Supermoon: Moon of Steel.

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    And a splash of colour.

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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2013
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2013
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    Jehrot, you're giving me a picture-boner! That is fantastic!
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2013 edited
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    Aint nothing wrong with a good old fashioned picture-boner! Glad to be the cause of such pixely tumescence.

    Trouble's afoot..

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    wow, I wander off for a moment and the thread explodes with awesomeness.

    St. Joseph's Day
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    My friend Tres working in the kitchen at his pop up restaurant
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    Bass guitar, Happy Talk Band, Siberia
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    Trumpet player sitting in with the Cedric Burnside Project at dba New Orleans
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2013 edited
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    Dax Riggs played the Mercury Lounge. The crowd sucked, but he was worth it.









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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2013
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    Misc. nonsense dump from the last couple of months.

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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeJul 7th 2013
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    Some accidents I like:

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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2013
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    I was wondering about the dog-halo. The second-last one is even better.


    I've been putting all my photoshop skills to professional use, lately, so nothing new in the personal realm. But here's these:

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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2013
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    I was moving some junk around the yard and came across a whole bunch of quite large snails. Slapped a few of 'em on a white board and snapped some shots. I quite like the results! There are more if you follow the links to Flickr.

    Snails on White 10

    Snails on White 6

    Snails on White 1
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2013
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    @Allana Thanks, I'm not sure if you're asking how or why the halo happened, so here's a cover-all explanation. It's an artifact from attempting to combine two exposure that really didn't want to be friends. I forced them anyway and that happened. Some kind of mega tone compression mostly seen in really horrible HDRs.

    @Magnalus Excellent snails! Great idea to shoot them on white card.

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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2013
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    Ooops, no, I always recognize HDR mistakes when I see them. I just meant that I had seen it on Flickr and hadn't realized you were uploading a series of hilarious outtakes.