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Unique gas axe shots

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Iconindustries, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dad was cutting a hole in a plate of steel and as he began he said "Brady come and look at this!"
    I had never seen this before and the conditions must have been just right. Fortunately I had my camera ready. First time to try out my newly acquired Tokina 24mm. It still doesn't have the same standard as the 20mm though.

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    I love how the lens rendered all the molten blobs of steel. Cute

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/6972047625/" title="P1180113 by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 6972047625_41569da2a2_b. "1024" height="684" alt="P1180113"></a>

    Here's some earlier ones you may have seen before.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5760951057/" title="P1100476 by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 5760951057_094a07ed6c_b. "1024" height="576" alt="P1100476"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/5760948603/" title="P1100471 (1) by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 5760948603_19c953d89e_b. "1024" height="576" alt="P1100471 (1)"></a>
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  2. Love the effect
  3. LeeOsenton

    LeeOsenton Mu-43 Button Clicker

    Jun 25, 2010
    Hayes, Virginia, U.S.A.
    Lee Osenton
    Awesome photos! I wish I could shoot cool pictures when I build databases. Somehow mine are never as interesting...

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  4. speltrong

    speltrong Mu-43 Veteran

    May 8, 2011
    Northern California
    Those are wonderful! did you have anything in front of the lens to protect it from the sparks?
  5. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Whoooooooa look at the dog on that file structure!!! Hehehe

    - Eliot
  6. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    Very cool shots, especially the first.

    Lee, you can find opportunities everywhere. A DBA or programmer concentrating intently, lit only by the light from the monitor, perhaps? Not as striking as the photos above, but it could make a very cool portrait.
  7. speltrong

    speltrong Mu-43 Veteran

    May 8, 2011
    Northern California
    put an old hard drive in a microwave - pretty dramatic ;) 

    ...or get a macro lens and a couple of pocket flashlights. Everything looks cooler in macro. Rip apart an old tower or monitor and creatively light the innards. Fray some wires (fiber if you have access to it). Program something that constantly changes colors on the screen and timelapse it...
    This is a shot I took of an old PATA hard drive. I tore the top off, plugged it in and applied a few different colored Sharpies to the platter while it was spinning: G+ Album. Creativity is everywhere.
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