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    Red face Picture Perfect?

    I recently changed the perspective of my photographs to standing vertical from lying at an angle. I think both ways work, but that this new way is a little better and I want to see what you think. I's a lot easier for me this way because it took time to get the angle the same every the time. It's a lot easier was a straight vertical and I have a much shorter depth of field so I get a better focus too. All comments welcome and appreciated.
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    I think it looks good, I'd stick with it especially if its quicker.
    And those Aussie Burls look awesome!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Von blewitt View Post
    I think it looks good, I'd stick with it especially if its quicker.
    And those Aussie Burls look awesome!!!
    Thanks, on both counts.
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    I know how difficult it is to get a good picture that really represents the wood - without over-saturating and contrasting. Both set-ups have advantages, so it's hard to decide. Just wondering: Are you using a tripod? That should make a consistent setup fairly easy?

    Stefan

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    I know how difficult it is to get a good picture that really represents the wood - without over-saturating and contrasting. Both set-ups have advantages, so it's hard to decide. Just wondering: Are you using a tripod? That should make a consistent setup fairly easy?

    Stefan
    I use a monopod so the height and orientation of the camera is fixed relative to the block. It can pivot off of the leg location, but that's what I control. A tripod would be better, but that's what I have. I don't edit the saturation or contrast and I don't use any artificial lighting. I try to get my pictures to be as accurate as possible.
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    I prefer the new perspective. The older, diagonal one sometimes had a more limited DOF, so the end closest to the camera was sometimes a little blurry. (I had been thinking of writing to you to suggest this, actually, but now you've already done it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnmd View Post
    I prefer the new perspective. The older, diagonal one sometimes had a more limited DOF, so the end closest to the camera was sometimes a little blurry. (I had been thinking of writing to you to suggest this, actually, but now you've already done it.)
    Thanks Todd, great minds....
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    I would put some lacquer on your blocks to highlight the grain, a thin clear coat applied by a spray can.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    I would put some lacquer on your blocks to highlight the grain, a thin clear coat applied by a spray can.
    Deft is a good brand. A light coat dries in minutes.
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    Thanks guys. I'll go get some and try it out. Much appreciated feedback.
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