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#1 CS388

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 21:53

Still a newcomer to 'proper' photography.

Tried to capture the array of bubbles on a section which had been in soak for two days:

 

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#2 Chrissy

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 21:55

oooh nice Parker 50 Falcon. :)  I'm not sure I would leave it for as long as two days though.  -_-


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 22:12

Dont knowing what harm could come of it, I usually use a run through an ultra sonic cleaner to speed things to less than 5 minutes of immersion, if i am even contemplating that route.

#4 Chrissy

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 22:19

These are vintage pens. There is only adhesive holding the feed inside the section, after two days that adhesive might weaken. I once had a Parker Falcon outer section stay in the cap while the inner parts came out attached to the end of the barrel.  :(

 

I always use a USC too. It's not in there for two days though.  :huh:


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 22:39

Well spotted, Chrissy. Yes, Parker 50 Falcon, Matte Brown.

 

And thanks for the advice - it's not mine (helping out a friend), so I'll get it out right now!

There, done, it's out and dried and there doesn't seem to be any damage. Phew!

It was her school pen and hadn't been used for thirty-odd years, so I'm just getting it up and running. Never heard of or seen this model, before - but it's a beautiful pen and a great writer. - or will be, once the dry starts have disappeared.

 

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#6 Tom Kellie

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 14:24

~ CS388:

 

The bubble array is fascinating.

 

Your photography is creative, which results in interesting images.

 

I'd never thought of photographing a soaking pen.

 

Thank you for posting this.

 

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 15:00

Thanks, Tom. That's very kind of you.

 

And I feel I can honestly reciprocate: I've spent a lot of time quietly admiring your photography, in other threads.

 

Regards, CS


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#8 Tasmith

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 15:31

Still a newcomer to 'proper' photography.

Tried to capture the array of bubbles on a section which had been in soak for two days:

 

fpn_1518645070__pendrops1_-_1.jpg

 

fpn_1518645148__pendrops3_-_1.jpg

 

 

 

To make the bubbles stand out a bit more, try aiming a small table lamp (out of frame) at the back of the glass while keeping the background dark.  If you have an off camera flash instead of the table lamp, that will help "freeze" the bubbles.


Edited by Tasmith, 16 February 2018 - 15:31.


#9 CS388

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 16:22

Thanks, Tasmith. Useful to know.

 

The only flash I have is built into the camera, not a stand-alone.

Wouldn't the flash just bounce back off the glass?

 

Food for thought, next time.

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#10 Tom Kellie

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 15:46

Thanks, Tom. That's very kind of you.

 

And I feel I can honestly reciprocate: I've spent a lot of time quietly admiring your photography, in other threads.

 

~ CS388:

 

I'm flattered by your very kind comment.

 

Thank you for the encouragement.

 

Regarding pens soaking, you've provided a creative challenge.

 

Water here doesn't seem to develop any bubbles even after 24 hours.

 

My thinking cap is on, mulling over possible compositions of interest involving a pen soaking.

 

I'm glad that you posted this, as I'd never thought of it, despite it being a regular maintenance task.

 

There might be something worthwhile with dark ink flowing out of a nib and pooling.

 

If anything comes of it, I'll certainly owe you credit for having sparked the original idea.

 

Tom K.








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