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The title says it all. Lets have a thread showing photographs which have some technical merit (this does not stop them from being 'artistic' as well).


The photos below were all taken by me using a Fuji Digital camera running in video mode and show the stages of ignition of a Brown Bess flintlock musket. The individual frames were extracted using Pinnacle Studio 9 software and represent the best that I can do without the use of (expensive) high speed camera equipment.










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Actually David, that is where the expression comes from (a flash in the pan) as does 'lock, stock and barrel' and 'keep your powder dry'.


The Health and Safety elf will be pleased to know that the man firing the musket was wearing both hearing and eye protection, as was the man taking the pictures (me).


But, come on folks, have none of you got any interesting 'technical' photos?


Before I forget ......................... Happy New Year to you all !!

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"Actually David, that is where the expression comes from (a flash in the pan) as does 'lock, stock and barrel' and 'keep your powder dry'."


No...............Really???? >:-) >:-)


Did it not occur to you that that may have been the very reason for my comment????


By the way the name's Dave, that's spelt D A V E. The ONLY people who call me D A V I D are my parents.


As for technical photos, would a shot of a timing belt be technical enough? Or a leisure battery installation perhaps?? Or how about a pre-Victorian steam locomotive with me at the helm??


Happy new year to all :D :D



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By technically interesting, I mean photographs, which have represented something of a challenge to take. That is, photographs which have required a bit more expertise and knowledge than just 'point and shoot'.


The two below illustrate this point.


The first was taken inside the Cathedral of Images near Les Baux in Provence and shows part of the Van Gogh exhibition of 2008. The Cathedral is in an old limestone quarry, which has been turned into a canvas to show huge and changing pictures illuminated by digital projectors. The challenge here was to take a satisfactory image of an image without the use of a tripod. The number of people who were trying to use flash was depressing and made me wonder just how much they knew about photography.


The second is of Chartres cathedral illuminated by laser light, shows the building coloured as it was when originally built. This picture required the ISO setting on my camera to be at the maximum (only 800, sadly) and me to be wedged tightly at the top of a short flight of steps, with one hand shielding the lens from rain.





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Pics taken on my old Fuji finepix6900z and then worked on with Photoshop software and pc.My new camera is a Sony A200 with which i am able to use my old Minolta AF lenses but have not had the right pics yet to manipulate something for the future. I have a landscape I have done of the Millau Viaduct by stitching five pics together,but need a printer and paper to print a 5 foot wide photo for the full effect or stick 5 photo's together ,but it would not have the same impact as a single print.
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Agree with spospe. I can never hope to be as clever as you all, but am still thinking of a new Digital/fully manual camera and would learn a little from seeing what you all use.


Boy, are you all brilliant. Keep them coming.

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Here is a 360-degree panorama taken from the orientation table at Madone d'Utelle. This view has been made by stitching together a total of 11 separate photographs using Panorama Maker version 3 software. My apologies for the somewhat cramped appearance, but to do the image justice, you would need a monitor screen about six feet wide!


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