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    Quote Originally Posted by Silgt View Post
    Did you know that the turbo head of the Thud took almost 3.5 hours of machining time just to complete?
    I did not know that, but given the sheer amount of titanium that makes up the head, that's not really surprising. Very impressive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    I'm finding it odd that the ends of the Green tritiums on the Thud appear blue to me!
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    I had the exact same reaction! I wonder what causes that?
    The trits were sealed with silicone, so when you put a UV light to it, it turns blue. I asked the same when I first saw the same effect
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjswarbrick View Post
    Dave, Photo 2 with the blackened background looks very professional.
    Thanks for the comment Tom. So far, this seems to be the consensus.
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    Here is a group shot of my Tain collection (so far):-

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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Here is a group shot of my Tain collection (so far):-
    That's a nice family shot Daniel. It does a great job at showing the color difference of the BeCU lights!

    I also really like the background. The piece behind the lights looks bigger than what you've used before - it almost looks like a piece of carpet. Care to share?

    Also, what are you using under them? Were you able to create your own black glass? However you did it, the end result looks very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlmorgan999 View Post
    That's a nice family shot Daniel. It does a great job at showing the color difference of the BeCU lights!

    I also really like the background. The piece behind the lights looks bigger than what you've used before - it almost looks like a piece of carpet. Care to share?

    Also, what are you using under them? Were you able to create your own black glass? However you did it, the end result looks very nice!
    Thanks David!

    I ordered some place-mats in black-glass (one of which I used under the lights) and some faux-leather place-mats (one of which I used behind the lights)
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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Thanks David!

    I ordered some place-mats in black-glass (one of which I used under the lights) and some faux-leather place-mats (one of which I used behind the lights)
    That's very creative and worked out quite well! You are also giving me some ideas of how to make my setup a bit better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlmorgan999 View Post
    That's very creative and worked out quite well! You are also giving me some ideas of how to make my setup a bit better.
    I'm flattered that you consider any of my ideas worthwhile, considering the excellence of your shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    I'm flattered that you still consider any of my ideas worthwhile, considering the excellence of your shots.
    A few weeks ago I toyed around with something similar, but I wasn't pleased with the results. Your setup is much better - don't sell yourself short!

    You also paid attention to getting the tails of all of your lights lined up nicely. I keep forgetting to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlmorgan999 View Post
    A few weeks ago I toyed around with something similar, but I wasn't pleased with the results. Your setup is much better - don't sell yourself short!
    Very nice of you to say so, thank you. The clarity of your pictures still leaves mine far behind though.

    Quote Originally Posted by dlmorgan999 View Post
    You also paid attention to getting the tails of all of your lights lined up nicely. I keep forgetting to do that.
    Its just my OCD at work
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    I can't decide if these wonderful pictures make me want to take some of my own or to just say forget it. You guys are raising the bar really high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franzdom View Post
    I can't decide if these wonderful pictures make me want to take some of my own or to just say forget it. You guys are raising the bar really high.
    Please take lots more. Your pictures are excellent, especially your close-ups. You take them from very original angles with great props. You also have some awesome lights.
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    Well I got a new one today and I couldn't pass this by

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    Quote Originally Posted by franzdom View Post
    Well I got a new one today and I couldn't pass this by
    Very nice. Two 13-trit Flutes?
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    Yessir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Please take lots more. Your pictures are excellent, especially your close-ups. You take them from very original angles with great props. You also have some awesome lights.
    Quote Originally Posted by franzdom View Post
    Well I got a new one today and I couldn't pass this by
    I agree with Daniel 100%, and this picture is another great example. Nice work Franz!

    I keep trying to get angle shots like you do, but they never come out quite as nice.
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    Thanks guys, and thanks to Dave for starting this thread, there sure are a lot of nice pictures here!

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    Too much fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by franzdom View Post
    Too much fun!
    Nice work Franz. Both of those pictures are great, but I especially like the second one. Great composition, and very sharp!

    And you are definitely correct about all the nice pictures in this thread.
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    Wow, those are really great pictures (post #78)

    The top one looks a bit like a firework display and the bottom one really captures the tritiums well in the tail section (as Dave said)
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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Wow, those are really great pictures (post #78)

    The top one looks a bit like a firework display
    I hadn't thought about it that way, but you are right Daniel!
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    Thank you Daniel!

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    Is the Thud LT anodized Titanium Franz or is it BeCu?
    It looks great with the matching colors of the tritiums.
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    BB and Ti.


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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Is the Thud LT anodized Titanium Franz or is it BeCu?
    It looks great with the matching colors of the tritiums.
    Daniel,

    This is anodized. It has been around here before...

    Cary,

    That is a beautiful shot of a couple of great looking lights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhighh View Post
    BB and Ti.
    I've always liked your Thud lights Cary! I also really like the strong contrast you were able to achieve in that picture. What did you use as a fill light?
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    Thanks franz and Dave for the compliment.

    Dave, the photo you asked was using nikon speedlight. Most of previous my photos were using my table lamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franzdom View Post
    Daniel,

    This is anodized. It has been around here before...
    I knew it wasn't just the lighting.

    obi
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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhighh View Post
    Dave, the photo you asked was using nikon speedlight. Most of previous my photos were using my table lamp.
    I've tried taking pictures before using a flash, but in my shots, the texture of the lights didn't look as nice. In your shot, the Speedlight was obviously not attached to the camera. How was it mounted? I'm asking all of these questions because a flash is one of the next photography items on my purchase list, and so any information I can get is helpful!
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    Dave, pm sent. Try to keep this thread on its topic.
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