PIX 2015
Solar Ben

Solar Ben

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Sep 12, 2011

Comments

Total: 174, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On IMGP7850P in the Aviation museums challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice one!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 11:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Waiting in the -I'm Too Sexy for My Shirt- (in Full Colours Only) challenge (1 comment in total)

Awesome picture.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 15:02 UTC as 1st comment
On leaves in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Cool!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 14:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Beatles vs. Rolling Stones challenge (9 comments in total)

Fun Challenge!

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 12:50 UTC as 3rd comment
On Dolní oblast Vítkovice, CZ in the Industrial site – HDR challenge (1 comment in total)

This should have won. Great picture.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 14:03 UTC as 1st comment
On E' la Belle Epoque in the A portrait in Corcos style challenge (16 comments in total)

This picture is so good.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 14:43 UTC as 6th comment
On Industrial site – HDR challenge (2 comments in total)

There are some really cool shots in this challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 20:56 UTC as 1st comment
On alireza in the A flower challenge (9 comments in total)
In reply to:

Tim Tucker: 8 votes of 5? LOL

The flower is under exposed to the backround.
The bokeh is distracting.
The aperture used was much too large.
In my opinion, i don't think this picture is first place material.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 20:48 UTC
In reply to:

motion: Beautiful! Would you mind telling us how you made the shot and lighting?

To get a sharp clean image I set iso100 and f11. I had to use a tripod to get the 6s shutter speed. I focused with manual focus using live view zoomed in and depth of field preview button on. I set the camera for mirror lockup, and a 2s delay timer.

It took me about 2 hours & 20 pictures to get it just the way i liked.

I wish i had metered a -1/3 stop to lower the highlight intensity a tad. I also should have rotated the image a degree or two counterclockwise. I also don't like the shadow/purple in the backrground on the left side.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
In reply to:

motion: Beautiful! Would you mind telling us how you made the shot and lighting?

Thanks. I placed the tubes on the backside of a rubber floor mat that I curved upwards behind the tubes. I had to wash some dirt off the mat, then dry the mat because the water left shiny spots.

The main light was a lamp placed directly over top of the tubes pointing straight down. This lamp had a single incandescent light bulb. It also had and an opaque lamp shade which kept the light directional and let me keep a dark background.

The purple light came from a small LED flashlight pointing from the side.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 22:35 UTC

Very cool.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 23:10 UTC as 1st comment
On Fragile in the A still life that contains something Electronic challenge (4 comments in total)

That's a cool picture.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 23:09 UTC as 1st comment

Thanks! The tall tubes are a specialized vacuum tube called a Thyratron.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 23:01 UTC as 3rd comment
On Tube Collection 1073 photo in Solar Ben's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

irm: Great shot. I like the simulated electron flow, gives the photo warmth and feeling.

Thanks! The purple light is just a little LED flashlight, turned out better than i expected.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 22:58 UTC
On It's all in the Mind DP in the Pick your Challenge theme challenge (2 comments in total)

Very cool picture

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Весенний кот in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice shot

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 20:38 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Bird of Glass in the sunset. in the Last Position challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

Solar Ben: Should have gone with a longer shutter speed for a sharper image - iso1600, maybe even a tad of negative exposure compensation. Also could have used a shorter focal length for extra sharpness.

Cool. Sometimes you take the same picture many many times before you get it all right.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 19:57 UTC
On Bird of Glass in the sunset. in the Last Position challenge (8 comments in total)

Should have gone with a longer shutter speed for a sharper image - iso1600, maybe even a tad of negative exposure compensation. Also could have used a shorter focal length for extra sharpness.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 17:05 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Cities from the air challenge (1 comment in total)

Lots of cool shots in this challenge! Lets hope everyone votes :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 15:47 UTC as 1st comment
On Sparta Girl 4726 in the Same Photo -Two Types of Gear challenge (1 comment in total)

Go Pentax

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 06:03 UTC as 1st comment
Total: 174, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »