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Richard
03-10-2010, 01:17 AM
I been asked to take some photographs to go on the walls at work to give an overview of some of the things we do. This gave me the opportunity to nip down to prototyping and catch this welding shot. This shot was rejected but I still quite like it.

JAS_Photo
03-10-2010, 01:25 AM
I like it too!

Mad Aussie
03-10-2010, 01:46 AM
Me too!

AntZ
03-10-2010, 04:06 AM
Fantastic composition and exposure.

Wicked Dark
03-10-2010, 07:14 AM
It's well shot and highly illustrative of someone doing something that's not ordinary - it's dynamic and interesting. Why did they reject? Silly people.

casil403
03-10-2010, 08:03 AM
Count me in as a liker also! :highfive:

Bambi
03-10-2010, 10:51 AM
yup another vote! I think it's perfect!

silly people indeed!

Michaelaw
03-10-2010, 11:05 AM
Great shot :thumbup:

Marko
03-10-2010, 11:19 AM
I agree - fantastic shot; silly rejectors.

Richard
03-10-2010, 11:24 AM
Wow thanks for all the comments guys...

They actually went with this shot and edit in the end...

Marko
03-10-2010, 11:26 AM
Silly rejectors. Shot 2 is okay..but shot 1 is fab!
Nice work!

Bambi
03-10-2010, 12:51 PM
Silly rejectors. Shot 2 is okay..but shot 1 is fab!
Nice work!

yes. Nomination well deserved too, I may add!

Mad Aussie
03-10-2010, 01:39 PM
I like that 2nd shot also. Great camera angle and composition!

Richard
03-10-2010, 02:20 PM
Thanks everyone, to be honest I didn't have to work to hard to get the shots, everything just came together.. :)

Mad Aussie
03-10-2010, 06:14 PM
Thanks everyone, to be honest I didn't have to work to hard to get the shots, everything just came together.. :)
Ok ... see ... well ... never admit that Richard! EVERY photo was an exercise in precision planning and execution! Got it?? ;)

JAS_Photo
03-10-2010, 06:41 PM
Things I learned From Star Trek: # 45 The Scotty Formula

You must always exaggerate the time needed and difficulty of the mission. When you succeed and come in with time to spare and and a job well done, they will be amazed at your obvious expertise!

AcadieLibre
03-10-2010, 06:44 PM
I like the first one, has a very authentic working man feel to it. I would leave it, fabulous photo.

Richard
03-11-2010, 03:21 AM
:headslap: mmm I recall the 'The Scotty Formula', I must try and remember to use it...

ericmark
03-11-2010, 04:34 AM
I like the first one. I am told that when looking through glass the arc eye problem is reduced but I wonder how you took the shot health and safety wise? I am always a little worried of taking a shot which when viewed I could be asked for my risk assessment and method statement.
How close was the camera and did you do anything to protect the lens?
Both were good shots and as always it's personal taste but I liked first best.

Fortytwo
03-11-2010, 07:32 AM
What what? They rejected the first one? Why? It's by far the best and a great shot. Definately a keeper! It's a real gem...

Richard
03-11-2010, 08:13 AM
How close was the camera and did you do anything to protect the lens?


The welding bay is in the corner of the shop floor, I used a speedlight mounted on a tripod off camera with a cheap ebay diffuser to add to the ambient lighting. I then hand held the camera so I could move about a bit. If I had thought things through I should have used live view, but no used the view finder instead. I think I must have been 3-4 metres away with a 55-250mm lens. I got ask the welder to try and direct the sparks away from the camera.

Not to much thought given to health and safety...

edG
03-13-2010, 06:04 PM
my vote goes to #1 as well - excellent work Richard, thanks for sharing

russ
03-13-2010, 06:13 PM
Artistically the 1st shot is definitely superior! From a strictly technical point of view maybe the 2nd shows the skill of the welder better and isn't the the goal of the photo's to show technical expertise and sell the shop's product?