A couple more Pen and better Photos

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Project by cajunpen posted 12-18-2013 09:55 PM 1039 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 12-18-2013 10:01 PM

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 12-18-2013 10:03 PM

Beautiful. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 10:06 PM

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 12-18-2013 10:16 PM

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 12-18-2013 11:16 PM

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.

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#6 posted 12-18-2013 11:58 PM

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 12-19-2013 12:53 AM

Great looking pens.

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

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 12-19-2013 01:39 AM

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 12-19-2013 04:31 AM

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

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#10 posted 12-22-2013 02:31 AM

Lookin good.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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