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Discussion in 'Film Forum' started by Beezle, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Not put much time into. It's a tough medium. Dust! Exposure! Color!

    Subjects. :tongue:

    I would say a fairly limited if fun way to make an image.

    Anyway here's a few examples of me just trying different subjects.

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  2. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Very nice Ed, and a good complement to your moving flowers. Lots of detail in there!
  3. Thanks. Not really trying to compose anything as yet.

    Right now thinking about removing the glass from my 4990.

    I just printed this one on 14 inch paper. Incredible. I scanned it into about a 50 MP image, then kept sizing it down while sharpening.
  4. I love these Ed. The colours are beautiful and I'm getting somewhat of an "old" feeling from the sunflower. Really fun!
  5. Thanks Steph.

    Trying blueberries.
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    Which didn't last long with a 3 year old nearby.
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  6. Ok - I love the first blueberry shot!

    The only thing that doesn't work for me in the bottom shot is the tips of the fingers squished up against the glass - otherwise it would have been my favourite!

    BTW, were the berries that big or was this an illusion caused by the scan?? They look deliciously huge compared to the hand!
  7. That is the hand of a 3 year old.
  8. Ed, When will you do the photocopier trick? (sitting, pants off) :biggrin: !!! hehe!

    Actually, those images are great!
  9. I already had Ben (5 years old) try to do just that. :biggrin:

    PS, dismantled the scanner and couldn't get it to expose well without the cover. I think there's a calibration strip at the back of the cover, or something. If anyone every wants to dismantle their 4990 to clean the inside of the glass, let me know and I'll tell you where the screws are etc.

    Here is another of the rose.

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  10. I caught that - and I have two three year olds so I have a pretty good point of reference. :wink: It would appear our blueberries are miniature compared to yours, though! :tongue:
  11. Ah. They don't seem that big to me.

    Er, hard to remember. We ate them all. :biggrin:
  12. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Such fine texture rendering on the berries!
  13. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    Ed you might be the first person to cause Scanner Lust :biggrin:

    Those really came out nicely , I like the sunflower and 1st berries shot a lot !
  14. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Well those are all just fantastic Ed..
    Now SLD...lolol

    Great foul weather camera
  15. GoGo


    Apr 20, 2006
    New York
    spectacular results

    Great looking photos!
  16. Those are quite good. The DOF is even good.
    Who would have thought?......
  17. Thanks Giorgio and Carlton.

    One thing I've realized about this is that the scanner is extremely wide angle. This explains how small the hand looks over the blueberries.

    Not to mention the very odd perspective, the name of which escapes me. Isometric?

    For example, this object, and old heatsink, is wider at the base (the copper end) than the end against the scanner glass. About 25mm tall.

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    Also explains the relatively deep DOF.
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  18. GoGo


    Apr 20, 2006
    New York

    You are really on to something, I love the photos!
  19. Thanks! I am just glad my scanner still works after dismantling it last night, trying it upside down, trying to run it without its cover on, etc. :smile:
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