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#41 Tom Kellie

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:13

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#42 Tom Kellie

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 00:12

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Late February Tulip Platinum 149 OBBB

 



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 14:09

 

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#44 Tom Kellie

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:35

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Three Montblanc Nibs

 

90th Anniversary 149 BB  —  Johann Strauss Donation Pen M  —  1967 24  EEF

 


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 22:36

Dancing trio.  Three flex nibs.  At left, one of Pablo Carasco's modified Jowos in a Ranga 3.  Middle is a Wahl #3 in a little Wahl vest pen.  At the right we have a Wahl flexible in an oversized 1st gen Doric.

 

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#46 tinta

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 21:30

Dancing trio.  Three flex nibs.  At left, one of Pablo Carasco's modified Jowos in a Ranga 3.  Middle is a Wahl #3 in a little Wahl vest pen.  At the right we have a Wahl flexible in an oversized 1st gen Doric.

 

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Is it the colour cast of the photo or are these rose gold nibs?  Stunning, particularly the "breather" holes!


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 13:32

Thanks, Tinta.  No, not rose gold and white balanced using a reference card.  It is a combination of flash and a 0.5 sec diffuse exposure though.  The long exposures tend to pick up a bit of warmth, even in a calibrated image - never mind why.  Warmth is what I was going for but maybe I overdid it.



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 13:38

Tom, some nice shots.  Here's a suggestion.  Make the same image but position the nibs a couple of inches in front of the flowers and open up the f stop to maybe one stop higher than fully open.  That will isolate the nib against a blurred background.  The nice colors will still be there in the background.

 

See if you like the effect and, if you do, post again.



#49 tinta

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 16:18

Thanks, Tinta.  No, not rose gold and white balanced using a reference card.  It is a combination of flash and a 0.5 sec diffuse exposure though.  The long exposures tend to pick up a bit of warmth, even in a calibrated image - never mind why.  Warmth is what I was going for but maybe I overdid it.

Love the effect though.  White balance is still a total mystery to me, as such I remain on "auto" mode for this setting & hope for the best.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 01:22

Love the effect though.  White balance is still a total mystery to me, as such I remain on "auto" mode for this setting & hope for the best.

 

It's not that difficult once you get the basics: you take a photo of a grey card or in a pinch a white sheet of paper, and your camera takes that as the basis for colours; you then take a shot using that as your reference. Sometimes it can work wonders, particularly when there are mixed lights which can confuse the camera, like with sunlight mixed with interior lights. Can't say I've managed shots of pens quite as good as cunim's!


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#51 Andreas Weber

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 08:38

It's not that difficult once you get the basics: you take a photo of a grey card or in a pinch a white sheet of paper, and your camera takes that as the basis for colours; you then take a shot using that as your reference.

 

Don't use white paper or white fabric. Depending on how much UV the light contains the optical brighteners will play havoc with your white balance!


Edited by Andreas Weber, 17 March 2018 - 08:38.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:48

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First post :  Still experimenting on getting the NIB .. 

In the future I will most likely have to use the tripod ( These shots are free hand ) 



#53 Tom Kellie

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 03:51

Tom, some nice shots.  Here's a suggestion.  Make the same image but position the nibs a couple of inches in front of the flowers and open up the f stop to maybe one stop higher than fully open.  That will isolate the nib against a blurred background.  The nice colors will still be there in the background.

 

See if you like the effect and, if you do, post again.

 

~ cunim:

 

Thank you for your interest.

 

The images had been made in various configurations, including what you suggested.

 

After looking at all of them with a group of students, it was decided to post the ones above.

 

There being a range of tastes, it's not always possible to satisfy everyone's preferences.

 

The students liked what was posted.

 

What can I say?

 

All images are a joy to see in this forum, aren't they?

 

Tom K.



#54 Tom Kellie

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 21:19

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Bespoke Nib Unveiled

 



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 14:25

Good use of bokeh effect, Tom.



#56 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 21:44

 

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Hi,

 

a beauty. :-)

Nice idea with the flowers.

 

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#57 Goudy

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 20:48

Aikin Lambert #6 Falcon

 

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#58 Inky-Fingers

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 00:30

Thats a rarity. 14c 585 750 18c?

Aikin Lambert #6 Falcon
 
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#59 Goudy

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 01:11

The karatage isn't marked. My guess would be 14k, like the ALCO fountain pen nibs.


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#60 Inky-Fingers

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 02:11

I assumed it is a dip pen as the entiety of it is wet wet wet?





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