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    Sorry to hog the majority of the pictures in this thread so far, but a new arrival from Tain in addition to my lens upgrade has made it impossible for me to restrain myself!







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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Sorry to hog the majority of the pictures in this thread so far, but a new arrival from Tain in addition to my lens upgrade has made it impossible for me to restrain myself!
    I'll quote myself from an earlier post, with emphasis added:
    Quote Originally Posted by dlmorgan999 View Post
    I figured a thread like this would give us a place to gush over Tain's lights (to any extent we care to )
    With that out of the way, these are great pictures Daniel - thanks for posting. It appears you are having lots of fun with your new lens!

    If I didn't know better, I would think you might have stayed up half the night taking some of these pictures.

    I got so distracted from the pictures, I almost forgot to say... that's a very nice looking collection of Flutes. I like the way you ordered them in the first picture (by trit count).
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    Thanks Dave, I'm very happy with the lights and the trit combos and not too displeased with the pictures either.

    I must confess to owing you a debt of thanks for the lens recommendation as well as the tip of light painting at night!
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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    I must confess to owing you a debt of thanks for the lens recommendation as well as the tip of light painting at night!
    I'm glad it worked out well. You are certainly getting great results already but the learning process is just beginning.

    There are still aspects of my pictures that I think can be better, and I am in a continual improvement process. It's a great deal of fun - especially to be combining photography and flashlights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlmorgan999 View Post
    I'm glad it worked out well. You are certainly getting great results already but the learning process is just beginning.
    Yes, there's a long way to go but its going to be fun trying.

    Quote Originally Posted by dlmorgan999 View Post
    There are still aspects of my pictures that I think can be better, and I am in a continual improvement process. It's a great deal of fun - especially to be combining photography and flashlights.
    I can't see how you could improve your pictures much more. If you do, a new career is beckoning for you.
    Yes, its great fun combining both. I'm still a novice when it comes to photography but at least I have some nice subjects to experiment on.
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    Here is a fun picture of Ricky asleep next to his favorite light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Here is a fun picture of Ricky asleep next to his favorite light.
    That's a really nice picture!
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    Thanks guys, for letting me know. The background is just a corner of my sink.

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    Ok, let's do this!




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    ^ Nice Thud LT with unique pink/reddish glow and orange/red trits.
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    It looks anodized bronze as well. Dope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    I love all the Hyperluxes, but my Combat Hyperlux with the side-tritiums in the tail is my favourite. Its also probably my favourite light in my entire collection.
    You definitely have one of the most complete Hyperlux collection in the face of the earth You are correct, the 3D tail with trits is probably the nicest and rarest of them all (afaik only 3pcs in existence?)



    You seems to have 2 version of them, one with another without trits?

    I would love to get my hands on one of the earlier 2pc body version of Hyperlux
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silgt View Post
    You definitely have one of the most complete Hyperlux collection in the face of the earth You are correct, the 3D tail with trits is probably the nicest and rarest of them all (afaik only 3pcs in existence?)

    You seems to have 2 version of them, one with another without trits?

    I would love to get my hands on one of the earlier 2pc body version of Hyperlux
    Thanks for the nice words ... yes Yi Tsan and his expert machinist really excelled with the Hyperluxes (beautifully executed and as solid as tanks with huge brass heat-sinks)

    Unfortunately I don't have 2 Combat Hyperluxes - just one - but I have an extra standard tail which featured in my earlier pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    ^ Nice Thud LT with unique pink/reddish glow and orange/red trits.
    Quote Originally Posted by Obijuan Kenobe View Post
    It looks anodized bronze as well. Dope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silgt View Post
    You definitely have one of the most complete Hyperlux collection in the face of the earth You are correct, the 3D tail with trits is probably the nicest and rarest of them all (afaik only 3pcs in existence?)
    Quote Originally Posted by Silgt View Post
    I would love to get my hands on one of the earlier 2pc body version of Hyperlux
    Shyan: comments like your make me feel so very lucky that I was able to get both a 2pc version, and a 3pc 3D tail version. I was definitely in the right place at the right time. But Daniel does indeed have a Hyperlux collection to be proud of!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlmorgan999 View Post
    Shyan: comments like your make me feel so very lucky that I was able to get both a 2pc version, and a 3pc 3D tail version. I was definitely in the right place at the right time. But Daniel does indeed have a Hyperlux collection to be proud of!
    Dave, its missing a unique BB Combat Hyperlux with side-trit tail. Any time you want to consider a trade or need some funds, just let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Dave, its missing a unique BB Combat Hyperlux with side-trit tail. Any time you want to consider a trade or need some funds, just let me know.
    Haha - that's funny. Oh, you were serious?

    This recent conversation made me want to do some more photography, so just for fun I edited one of my pictures from the first post to darken the background.

    I'm interested to hear honest feedback from people. What do you think of this compared to the original picture? Which one do you prefer?

    Last edited by dlmorgan999; 06-01-2013 at 10:04 AM.
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    My latest addition...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silgt View Post
    My latest addition...
    Very nice Shyan! These Flutes are addictive, aren't they?

    I'll soon be receiving another one to add to my collection. It might look very similar to your latest addition.
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    Beautiful lights and great picture Shyan. I'm beginning to regret not taking the opportunity to buy a Damascus Flute when I had it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlmorgan999 View Post
    Haha - that's funny. Oh, you were serious?
    Well, you know the old saying "There's many a true word spoken in jest" - then again I know you have far too much good taste and sense to part with it Dave.


    Quote Originally Posted by dlmorgan999 View Post
    This recent conversation made me want to do some more photography, so just for fun I edited one of my pictures from the first post to darken the background.

    I'm interested to hear honest feedback from people. What do you think of this compared to the original picture? Which one do you prefer?
    I think that a black background is hard to beat for Ti and tritiums, so in that sense I do prefer it darker like this compared to your original picture Dave. No doubt amongst professional product photographers, a black background can become a bit of a cliché and they have all sorts of other creative alternatives, but for the likes of me, its the best I can find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    I think that a black background is hard to beat for Ti and tritiums, so in that sense I do prefer it darker like this compared to your original picture Dave. No doubt amongst professional product photographers, a black background can become a bit of a cliché and they have all sorts of other creative alternatives, but for the likes of me, its the best I can find.
    Thanks for the feedback Daniel! I originally made the comment that I thought the black glass would be best for special pictures only. As I take more pictures using it though, I'm beginning to feel as you do. To me, it is nice for any titanium light, and it's especially nice for trit shots. The colors seem to pop more, and it's definitely easier to make them look good during processing when the background is very dark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlmorgan999 View Post
    These Flutes are addictive, aren't they?
    Indeed they are...I felt it is the perfect size for my hand and I'm a sucker for the nice knurling job. I'm already four down and Tain showed me his EDC light...now I've just place an order for two more

    Quote Originally Posted by dlmorgan999 View Post
    I'll soon be receiving another one to add to my collection. It might look very similar to your latest addition.
    Congrats in advance...it is indeed a very beautiful light from the nicest guy. Where else could you have your personalized light personally delivered by the maker himself from over 3000km away
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    I don't usually show these but these two are my absolute favourite from my permanent collection...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silgt View Post
    I don't usually show these but these two are my absolute favourite from my permanent collection...
    That's a great looking pair!

    It's very difficult to make a choice like this, but I recently decided that my Thud 26650 is my single most favorite light in my collection.

    I like the trit color scheme on your Thud!
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    Thanks Dave...for me it's not that difficult to put my Thud 26650 right at the top, it is that nice a light and tick almost all my boxes! Did you know that the turbo head of the Thud took almost 3.5 hours of machining time just to complete?

    The 3pc Hyperlux is just such a nice light...superb machining with high level of complexity and skills, plus it comes with such a beautiful beam!
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    Dave, Photo 2 with the blackened background looks very professional. I just skimmed over that photo in the first post. Silgt, the Damascus flute is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silgt View Post
    Thanks Dave...for me it's not that difficult to put my Thud 26650 right at the top, it is that nice a light and tick almost all my boxes!
    I obviously agree overall. The problem is that I have several other really nice lights - my Mirage Man 18650, my TNC copper 26650, and my Flutes - that are also right up near the top of my list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silgt View Post
    I don't usually show these but these two are my absolute favourite from my permanent collection...
    Magnificent lights and picture once again. I'm finding it odd that the ends of the Green tritiums on the Thud appear blue to me!

    Of course I admire the Thud immensely but I prefer the overall balance on the Combat Hyperlux - its just asking to be held with that body - it lies in the hand freakishly well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Magnificent lights and picture once again. I'm finding it odd that the ends of the Green tritiums on the Thud appear to me as being blue!
    I had the exact same reaction! I wonder what causes that?
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