G1X (PICS) - Cats, Steel, Fool's Gold & 30,000 volts

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G1X (PICS) - Cats, Steel, Fool's Gold & 30,000 volts
Aug 13, 2012

  • Cat's Eye from the side... ...My cat Quorra up VERY close!

G1X - P-Mode 1/60s f/5.8 at 60.4mm iso640 + 250D Closeup Lens + 580EX II Speedlite.

  • Pinpointer probes ... essentially miniature metal detectors. There are used to locate gold nuggets, or even coins, when digging deep holes. NOTE: This is a rare example of me manipulating an image beyond a simple contrast/color enhancement: I deliberately blurred the background in the distance more than the camera had already achieved to artificially increase the DOF.

G1X - P-Mode 1/60s f/3.5 at 19.9mm iso1600 + Macro ON + 580EX II Speedlite.

  • Natchez Bowie Knife ... I asked my wife to hold this so I could take a picture of it... Considered by master knife makers to be one of the finest examples of modern Bowie Knives, this one is made by Cold Steel and is made from VG-1 San Mai III laminated (layered) Cold Steel and Series 3000 Stainless Steel with a Mycarta handle. Virtually indestructible.

G1X - Av-Mode 1/60s f/9.0 at 21.3mm iso100 + Macro ON + 580EX II Speedlite.

  • Natchez Bowie Knife Hilt ... with a highly polished 3000 series stainless pommel hilt and a nice countersunk stainless retention-cap screw. The hilt sits rearward from the black linen Mycarta nylon handle..

G1X - P-Mode 1/60s f/4.5 at 24.1mm iso640 + 250D Closeup Lens + 580EX II Speedlite.

  • VERY large Plasma Ball ... mixed with research grade rare-earth gasses and running at up to 30kv (30,000 volts) when turn up to maximum.

G1X - P-Mode 1/25s f/2.8 at 15.1mm iso800

  • Quorra, my black kitty ... Very tight closeup... and this one is a combination of two images: One where her nose was in focus and a second shot taken immediately afterwards with her eye in focus (this is the most common method for producing greater DOF with insects using macro lenses: Composites). You can see my cereal bowl reflected quite sharply in her eye... and she was after the milk at the bottom of the bowl.

G1X - P-Mode 1/60s f/5.6 at 48.1mm iso640 + 250D Closeup Lens + 580EX II Speedlite.

  • Fools Gold ... A great macro of a specimen of Iron Pyrites which I needed to photograph for a book.

G1X - P-Mode 1/60s f/11.0 at 31.9mm iso320 + 250D Closeup Lens + 580EX II Speedlite.

  • Tractor / Backhoe ... This vehicle has been digging in my neighborhood for months. The G1X takes a nice, crisp picture without a need for macro. I took this shot by sticking the camera lens through a wire fence and zooming in to the subject.

G1X - P-Mode 1/400s f/5.8 at 60.4mm iso800 + 250D Closeup Lens + 580EX II Speedlite.

  • My cat, Quorra ... bringing me a paper ball to throw for her.

G1X - P-Mode 1/60s f/5.0 at 36.3mm iso640 + Macro ON + 580EX II Speedlite.

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