Window Fastener

Window Fastener

For the group Macro Monday this week, the theme is "Fastener".

So I chose this old fashioned window latch which fastens the top window to the bottom window, locking the windows closed. It is about 1 1/2 to 2 inches across.

This is the only old fashioned window fastener left in the house… made in the beautifully decorative manner of the 1800s. All the rest of the windows have had the locks replaced.

Taking this photo was incredibly involved!

First, It is above my head, so I had to stand on a ladder.

Second, I couldn’t use my flash because it reflected in the window glass. So I needed a different light. I have several battery operated lights just for this purpose, so I sat one on the windowsill shining on the latch.
This not only was too glaring and diminished the details of the ironwork, but once I had the photo on my computer, the light revealed all sorts of dirt I hadn’t known was there. An entire miniature dust bunny was tucked back in there!

So, third, I had to scrub the area clean! Unfortunately, this somehow deposited hundreds of little green threads all over the latch, which I didn’t see until the next set of photos were on my computer. So I had to clean it again. And then take test photos to blow up on my computer to see if it was really clean this time.

So, fourth, I recruited my husband to hold the light for me, to give me a better light angle but that got old fast, so I finally duck taped the little battery operated light to the window glass.

Fifth, I realized I needed to do a focus stack to get the whole thing in focus. That meant a tripod. But I don’t have a tripod that tall. So I spent a lot of time trying to raise my tripod up upon something. When I finally managed it, I realized that now I couldn’t get the ladder close enough to use the camera. So I had to take apart everything I had built, and use my tripod as a monopod, balanced on top of a plastic storage container. Such classy studio equipment!

Sixth, up on the ladder, leaning over awkwardly, trying to hold the tripod/monopod in position to take three or four different focus shots without moving in between, I got a good sized crick in my neck.

And people think photography is easy! It isn’t, but it is fun!

Posted by ForestPath on 2018-02-19 04:12:24

Tagged: , Macro Mondays , Theme: Fasteners , Window , latch , lock , fastener , old , antique , cast iron , brass , decorative , well used , window sill

Vertical vintage cyberpunk power lines

Vertical vintage cyberpunk power lines

Vertical vintage cyberpunk power lines

Posted by spacedrone808 on 2017-09-28 06:05:37

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Horizontal green vintage digital zero display clock dust particl

Horizontal green vintage digital zero display clock dust particl

Horizontal green vintage digital zero display clock dust particles background backdrop

Posted by spacedrone808 on 2017-09-28 06:05:11

Tagged: , horizontal , dark , cyberpunk , display , clock , composition , design , concept , element , object , shape , background , backdrop , decoration , scene , wallpaper , blank , empty , space , sparse , vintage , obsolete , antique , old , film , faded , pale , scan , noise , dust , neo , neon , matrix , digital , cpu , computer , screen , countdown , end , finish , Moscow , Moscow state , Russia

Horizontal green digital 2000 millenium display clock memories b

Horizontal green digital 2000 millenium display clock memories b

Horizontal green digital 2000 millenium display clock memories background backdrop

Posted by spacedrone808 on 2017-09-28 06:05:11

Tagged: , horizontal , dark , cyberpunk , display , clock , composition , design , concept , element , object , shape , background , backdrop , decoration , scene , wallpaper , blank , empty , space , sparse , vintage , obsolete , antique , old , film , faded , pale , scan , noise , dust , neo , neon , matrix , digital , cpu , computer , screen , green , countdown , end , finish , millenium , 2000 , 2k , memories , Moscow , Moscow state , Russia

Keys,Email icon, at symbol Concept

Keys,Email icon, at symbol Concept

Keys,Email icon, at symbol Concept

License at www.paya.com/photos/1117202

Posted by yoyogyogi on 2013-05-09 16:25:50

Tagged: , Abstract , Access , Address , Ancient , Antique , Bending , Brass , Bunch , Business , Close , Communication , Components , Computer , Concept , Contact , Correspondence , Design , Different , Door , E-mail , Exclusive , Graphic , High , Icon , Illustration , Information , Internet , Key , Key Ring , Keys , Mail , Mailbox , Mailing , Mechanism , Message , Metals , Modern , Nickel-Silver , Object , Old , Open , Page , Post , Postage , Postal , Precision , Resists , Rust , Rust-Proof , Rusty , Safety , Secure , Security , Send , Sign , Sizes , Stainless , Steel , Symbol , Technology , Ultra Key , Web , Website , Yale , dust , Paya.com

Bunch of old keys, Email icon, at symbol Concept

Bunch of old keys, Email icon, at symbol Concept

Bunch of old keys, Email icon, at symbol Concept

Posted by yogesh s more on 2013-05-07 13:17:12

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1_52

1_52

To purchase this print: www.redbubble.com/people/parmi/works/8316578-1-52?c=12154…

Meet my 1940s Ansco Rediflex viewfinder camera. This little guy has been a good mate to me over the last two years, coming on many a shoot, capturing the world and transporting it back in time using the TTV Technique.
This viewfinder will be the main subject and theme of my Project 1/52, a year long assignment created by Johanna Brunet capture one photo per week for 52 weeks. Around 50 photographers have taken on this venture, all choosing a theme and subject and challenging ourselves to create unique images each week with it.
I attempted a similar project just over a year ago, to take 3 photos a day for a year, but that fell apart quickly.. 3 photos a day is way to ambitious for someone who spends a lot of time behind a computer, editing!! One a week.. now that’s a lot more realistic and motivating 🙂

Posted by Andrew Paranavitana on 2012-02-09 08:32:51

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The dogs of war

The dogs of war

Actually it’s a top view of the great old cast iron radiator in the bathroom that’s being remodeled. (This is the same radiator as in "Dust of the ages".) I totally didn’t see the dog thing until it was on the computer, but I like it :).

Posted by Unhindered by Talent on 2006-04-11 13:28:47

Tagged: , radiator , dogs , Morris , Minnesota , April , 2006 , dust , paint , chipped , antique , cast , iron , grey , gray , shadow , contrast , nikonstunninggallery

Cash

Cash

299/365
For more information visit: blog.butlerm.com

Posted by butIerm on 2012-08-01 15:56:49

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