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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby Jazz » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:03 am

The white is just too overpowering. Obviously, it's just me. Don't worry about it. Wouter doesn't take bad pics.
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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby Liquid Cobra » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:41 am

Jazz wrote:The white is just too overpowering. Obviously, it's just me. Don't worry about it. Wouter doesn't take bad pics.
I agree with you. The parts that aren't washed out look nice and crisp though.
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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby Mr Blonde » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:10 am

Jazz wrote:The white is just too overpowering. Obviously, it's just me. Don't worry about it. Wouter doesn't take bad pics.
Well, I do 'worry' about it. That is why I post a test, to get feedback on aspects I might have overlooked. I appreciate your comments as it challenges me to try and make the images come out better. Mind you, I'm a self taught amateur who is looking for a single set-up solution to quickly process a few hundred images... ;)
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Spyderco Amsterdam Meet - Final Test

Postby Mr Blonde » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:13 am

This final test focused on preventing the 'blending' problem as much as I can, and also to practice some more 'trick shots' that highlight the cool details of these knives.

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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:15 pm

I'm not sure what changes you made but the washed out look is gone. Nice! Seriously psyched for your Amsterdam thread. Thanks!
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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby swigert » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:36 pm

Looks great. The military really pops better now. Only one is the third pic of the s110v pm2. The blade is blending Into the white background a little.

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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:00 am

Liquid Cobra wrote:I'm not sure what changes you made but the washed out look is gone. Nice! Seriously psyched for your Amsterdam thread. Thanks!
It was mainly a matter of paying attention to the little shadows when taking the photo, thanks for checking it out.
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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:03 am

swigert wrote:Looks great. The military really pops better now. Only one is the third pic of the s110v pm2. The blade is blending Into the white background a little.
Yep, I tried a lot of things, but it seems that flat ground s110v is a real mother to shoot in my current set-up. But this pic did result in a fine shadow line to mark the spine against the background, so I went with it. I had a similar problem last year with some concept models that are basically custom knives. The fine hand polish of a custom blade can be so fine, that my previous camera sometimes had trouble to focus on it - the camera just couldn't seem to 'grab on' to the blade to fine focus it. I can do it manually now if I have too.
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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby Evil D » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:10 pm

Hey I seem to recall that sometimes you list a knife's dimensions in your pic threads, but would it be possible to show the knives with a ruler or something for scale? There are a few models that I'm hoping you get pics of and I'm really trying to get an idea of how big they are.
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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby Donut » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:03 pm

He uses a trinket, you figure out how big it is by seeing it next to a knife you know, then you can get an idea of the scale of the rest of the objects.

Not that you need tips from me, but:

One trick I use is hold down the half press the button to get it to set the focus, then I can move it in or out a little bit to make sure the part I want focused is where I want it. You can use the focus check, but sometimes that makes it even tougher.

Some times the weird angle shots come out better than I think they would.
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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby Donut » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:06 pm

Also, one of my secrets is a Zebralight H60N. I think that's the model number. I have an overhead light on, then I fill with the headlamp. Maybe I'm cheating. I'm sure there are better lighting tricks that can be used, but I know an easily movable light helps out a LOT, especially for trying to cast shadows.
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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby Mr Blonde » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:54 am

Donut wrote:He uses a trinket, you figure out how big it is by seeing it next to a knife you know, then you can get an idea of the scale of the rest of the objects.
That's indeed what I do, and I also include all the measurements we can take off a prototype and I try to include a shot of the proto in hand.

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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby TheKnifeCollector » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:59 am

My friend, Mr.Blonde has THE Spyderco collection!!

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Rare Variation of the Spyderco Lum Chinese Folder

Postby Mr Blonde » Sat May 14, 2016 7:42 am

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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby bh49 » Sat May 14, 2016 9:00 am

Gorgeous knife. If this is not a secret, what is the story behind it?
Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby swigert » Sat May 14, 2016 9:23 am

bh49 wrote:Gorgeous knife. If this is not a secret, what is the story behind it?
Thank you for sharing.
Roman, he posted a separate thread with the story. I'm sure it's still in main page of general discussion.

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Re: Mr Blonde's Bunch

Postby bh49 » Sat May 14, 2016 10:50 am

swigert wrote:
bh49 wrote:Gorgeous knife. If this is not a secret, what is the story behind it?
Thank you for sharing.
Roman, he posted a separate thread with the story. I'm sure it's still in main page of general discussion.
thank you
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Yojimbo 2 clip

Postby SuckSqueezeBangBlow » Mon May 16, 2016 2:30 pm

The Yo2 looks good with the black clip.
I'm surprised there hasn't been an all black production version added, like the Pm2 or manix xl

Edit: forgot to say, your photography work puts you in my top 3 enablers on the web!

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Postby Mr Blonde » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:44 pm

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