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    Default Assignment #5: Detail

    The secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life, and in elevating them to art.
    - William Morris

    Details can be large or small, and as photographers we're uniquely suited to record them. With macro lenses or telephotos, we can get close and find what matters in a scene. With wide-angle lenses our ability to expand perspective lets us exaggerate the importance of different elements in the frame. Many techniques can lead to the same result: capturing the one detail in a scene that can reveal the whole.

    For this assignment, focus on the details that are important and share your results.

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    Town in miniature spotted today:

    Newbury Town Square, Newbury Corn Exchange (1861) and Newbury Coat of Arms

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    Nice shot Pete!

    Lots of details on old barns here, I'll post more later.

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    snaarman, very nice use of selective focus to bring out the detail of the scene without losing the story.

    Henk, I'm looking forward to seeing more.

    There was a major fire near me recently, and I've visited the aftermath a couple of times. Here's an overview, a panorama stitched from 3 7mm photos:



    It's a big place, and the damage continues past the right side of the photo. So far I've been really unhappy with my photos, because none of them have succeeded in capturing the feel of the place. Here are some of my efforts to distill the scene down to the details:






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    Interesting interpretations of your details, everyone.

    I just happened to snap these shots today when I was sitting bored in my in-laws' souvenir shop. 

    An Ainu tabacco box, carved by my brother-in-law (to the left is a ceremonial prayer stick):



    The huge antique glass bead necklace in the foreground (also an Ainu item) -- very heavy! Not visible here is its round metal pendant, which is 4-5 inches in diameter:



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    Some very detailed work going on here.
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    Here is one from a series of shots I made the other day while visiting Sunken Gardens in St Petersburg Florida.

    Detail of a beautiful Florida Flamingo...
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    I was at the tropical house at our Zoo. -25C outside and +25C on the inside !!!

    Shot this through the glass, 100mm f2 ISO1250 and 1/25 sec hand held. I was amazed at the detail in this shot when I got back home, even through the glass.


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    It is important to know the expiry date and drink it (long) before that .

    Luc


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    Here' s couple wintry shots I took last week.

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    Detail. Contrast. Swan in a park in Bucharest, Romania. December 2007.

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    By holding my 14-45 reversed against my E-330, I was able to make an exploration of the details of a tiger beetle in my collection. From normal viewing the beetle looks like a shiny but somewhat dull copper color, but getting in close reveals this:

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    Two more:




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    When it finally rains in the California Deserts things do grow. Unfortunately the majority of the growth is so small that most people either don't see it or just ignore it. Think grains of sand when you view this plant.





    Thanks for looking.

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    I study classical guitar and when you look a guitar rosettes (trim around the sound hole) they are all different but most are made of a variety of very small pieces of wood to build the unique pattern the luthier desires or is their trademark,,

    I have two German Vazquez Rubio concert guitars and have included one of the rosettes in this months detail,,

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    Life is a mandala, incessant thumping, pounding, and drip.


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    here's one from today........ the humble daff!

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    Monitoring Well Cap.



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    An old fence post I found while walking today.

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    While pushing the envelope today I spotted this truly excellent item of door-furniture :-)

    The Victorian brick built houses look to be around 1900, so maybe...

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    Out viewing a helicopter pulling 3/8" diameter cable into pulleys for the next pull of 9/16" wire to pull the final 230KV conductor cable. Extreme control to drop the wire into each pulley along the way. Each wire pull was 15,000 ft.

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    My contributions.






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