Yall like art?

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  1. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

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    Another suggestion, since we're offering ;) ..... if possible, try to have diffused lighting so your lighting doesn't reflect on the metal.
  2. Crpdeth

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    I think any dark background would give the desired results Neil, sometime ya just gotta play with backgrounds and see what "works"...And as SoMo has suggested try to get as much light in the area as possible without shining directly on the piece (working out doors on a cloudy day is perfect) and kill the flash on this one after that indirect lighting is achieved.

    I'm certainally no pro, have just always enjoied playing with this stuff.

    Crpdeth
  3. Neil

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    Well I tried before I read your suggestions.
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    You did well...Actually black may have been to much, in the first pic the steel was so brilliant that I mused that the steel-black contrast would be nice, but there is actually enough dark tone in the piece that it would have been too much in this shot.

    See how it stands out better now though?

    What kind of price would you put on this piece? Just out of courosity.

    Crpdeth
  5. Neil

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    thanks for the advice.....stands out much better.
    as far as price...That's pretty shakey ground. I would need to get about 1k to get my time and consumables out of it, but will probaly take a loss on it. I enjoy making them more than selling.
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    That dosen't sound like too much to me, the ghillie suits I make are really fun to make, but the amount of time involved runs the price up...Wish I had the money, I'd make you an offer on it just to put it out on the back lawn, alas too many toys already.

    Good job

    Crpdeth
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    Your $1,000 price is not out of line by any stretch.

    Clouder..
  8. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

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    Agreed.
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    Donnie,
    You are my favorite redneck!

    Hey Clouder!
  10. whiteclouder

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    Hey, yer ownself, boomer.

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  11. Crpdeth

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    Thanks, I think. :D

    Seriously though, I have seen many a lawn embellishment with less taste, not to offend anyone, but wire chickens and huge concrete baskets are just not my style.

    On the other hand, Neil's project would look sweet in front of a small grove of bamboo in the back corner of my lawn.

    Neil, I saw a life size "Merlin" made by an artist friend of mine go for 1,400 in which the body was simply made out of a piece of driftwood, the cloak of rusty tin hammered to shape, holding a gazing ball much like the one in your picture...Total project time was less than an hour, so just being able to "see" the art in your mind sometimes overpowers any amount of time one could spend.

    Sure wish I could "see" better. :D


    Donny <---- :D
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