A couple more Pen and better Photos

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Project by cajunpen posted 203 days ago 567 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been struggling with the quality of my project photos. I ordered a Cowboy Photo Cube and got it in today. As luck would have it, I had just completed two more pens – an Ambrosia Maple Gatsby style and I think Rosewood Cigar Pen. I should have taken the time to iron the background cloth, but I was anxious to have a try at it, so the background is a little wrinkled, but I am much happier with the photographic results. They aren’t perfect yet, but I think I will play with it and hopefully get great results down the road.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 203 days ago

Nice and the rosewood is REAL nice ! Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 203 days ago

Beautiful. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 203 days ago

Great looking pens—I particularly like the Rosewood Cigar Pen. Also, congratulations on your improved photographs. If you don’t mind me asking, what type of camera are you using?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 203 days ago

I really like the Ambrosia Maple pen. It has some nice grain to it. I don’t think I have ever seen one with that shading. Great work. Now get some sales.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#5 posted 203 days ago

Nice pen Bill…One thing you can do with your photo cube is to get a white piece of poster cardboard (easily found at Office Depot and many other places) and fit it inside the cube with it slowly bending in a flowing curve from the top of the back side to the bottom of the front. I produces a smooth surface that doesn’t need ironing, has no visible seams and you can use different colors for different effects…and it is cheap…!
This makes for a great background.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#6 posted 203 days ago

Thanks for the comments, they are appreciated. I don’t think that I’ve achieved perfection yet, but I can definitely see some improvement over past attempts.

John, the camera is a Olympus E-500. It’s probably a little more camera than I need for this. I also (at least my Wife does) have a Nikon smaller camera that is a lot less complicated, I may try that next.

Greg, thanks for the tip – I may have to give the posterboard a shot, I’m not into ironing too much :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 203 days ago

Great looking pens.

Many of us need to improve our photography skills (I put myself at the top of that list).

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#8 posted 203 days ago

Love the pens and your greatly improved photos. Merry Christmas to you and yours Bill.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 203 days ago

Very nice pens. The photography is great also. Good job !

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#10 posted 200 days ago

Lookin good.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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