Welcome to Panachallenge!
If you are already a member, Click Here to Log In.

 
     
t t rss cal
    Home   ·   Rules   ·   Mugshots   ·   Challenges   ·   Stats   ·   Forums   ·   Help Register    

  #80 Still Life
Entry 7 of 22
   
 
My Fathers Gun       ©2010 Mepo
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       7th place, 84 points
1/160s, f4.5, ISO 80, ?, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped top. Cleaned up background. Increased contrast and lightened shadow. Unsharp slightly.       Extra Info: This thing kicks like a mule and blows clay birds into dust.
 
15 comments on this entry
Log in to
add a comment

Skintly
Oct 4, 2014
    nice one!

Mepo
Jun 2, 2010
    A belated thank you for all your comments. Holidays seem to make paperwork breed like rabbits :-)

Raf: I agree - the light fixture was the only large white surface I had available. All done in a rush I'm afraid.
Alby : I have to understand what you consider strange. Thanks.
Bill: Understand what you mean. Rushed around looking for any kind of Carved duck decoy - I guess I'm out of season. I only use it for skeet and I was all out of them too.
Franz: Thank you. It is quite safe - note that the hammers are forward.
FC: Yes indeed. If you are smart you will not fire them together LOL. Thanks for the comment.
Broph: Thanks for the comment. Problem with the f11 is that it would bring the background into sharper focus - see note to Raf. I really must get some plain white background!
Amberbug: Much appreciated.
Billy: Muchas gracias mi amigo

Jade O.
May 18, 2010
    Another TT!

    Comments After End of Challenge    
    Comments During Voting    

dodrizzt
May 17, 2010
    Another original take on theme, I like the composition, the beautiful lighting and the superb sharpness on this pic. In my top five for sure, well done!!

Amberbug
May 17, 2010
    Nice shot with an unusual subject, good idea, great exposure & detail, in my top picks

broph
May 17, 2010
    Very dramatic indeed.

Meaning:
There is still life in those this weapon might be used upon or that this weapon will be used to still life.
I would have like a higher F stop to bring the shells into focus as well to complete the starkness of the shot.

forkcandles
May 16, 2010
    This gun appears to have the facility of both barrels. excellent detail and the addition of the red in the cartridges give a rounded shape. good lighting with reflections of the trigger in the bottom of the guard. I am assuming its American or Canada as the inserted cartridges are Wincester manufacture. maybe a ten gallon hat would have nice to rest it on.

Franz07
May 16, 2010
    Wonderful colors, great detail and sharpness.
Is it a still life? I think yes! But somehow -at least for me- there is motion / activity in the picture... maybe my instinctive flight behavior! :-D

wrosenthal
May 15, 2010
    While I like this very much (I am a gun nut), I keep looking for the rabbit or pheasant, or both. Seems incomplete. Nevertheless, this is in my top 5.

Mepo
May 14, 2010
    Zio: Thanks for the comment. Not sure what you mean by strange interpretation. Catch you when I get back :-)
Edited on May 14, 2010

Mepo
May 14, 2010
    RAF: Welcome back. Thank you for your comment. The base was a plastic diffuser from a lighting fixture - part of my cobbled together lightbox. I shall have a better one next time :-)

boar76
May 14, 2010
    Strange interpretation of theme...But well composed....

rafinmelb
May 14, 2010
    so crisp, so well lit, well composed. Love the image. Hate the pattern on the base. A small quibble on an otherwise terrific image.

Mepo
May 13, 2010
    Jade: Many thanks. This is my first try at a formal 'still life'. The lightbox was a real jury rigged mess under my patio umbrella. I must make a proper one.

My Dad had this gun custom made for him but passed away before it was delivered. I'm not into hunting but love to shoot skeet once in a while. This gun is difficult to handle for skeet but has a wonderful feel to it.

My apologies for not making any comments this time. Just wanted to put in my vote before leaving but just had to reply to your post. Much appreciated as always.

Jade O.
May 13, 2010
    This looks light it was shot in a lightbox, the lighting and tones are so well balanced. Not the sort of still life that I would have expected for the Challenge but within the frame of the definition so it gets my vote. To me, the best technical image (ie. quality of image) in both Challenges.
Entry Navigation
First       Prev       Entry
7 of 22
      Next       Last      

Entry
Navigation



First



Prev


Entry
7 of 22


Next


Last

Vote Stats
15 total votes:

1st  ():  
2nd  (1): |
3rd  (2): ||
4th  (1): |
5th  (5): |||||
6th  (2): ||
7th  (2): ||
8th  (0):  
9th  (2): ||
10th  (0):  

[Votes]


By Mepo


Canada

151 Challenge
entries:

#69 43rd
#71 9th
#74 18th
#75 20th
#76 10th
#77 5th
#79 4th
#80 1st
#82 8th
#83 2nd
#84 12th
#85 5th
#86 4th
#87 6th
#88 9th
#89 12th
#90 11th
#91 8th
#92 7th
#93 14th
#94 18th
#95 18th
#96 12th
#97 1st
#98 9th
#99 9th
#100 1st
#101 7th
#102 5th
#103 2nd
#104 9th
#105 7th
#106 5th
#107 10th
#108 20th
#109 23rd
#110 6th
#111 6th
#112 21st
#113 5th
#114 6th
#115 13th
#116 9th
#117 12th
#118 3rd
#119 12th
#120 5th
#121 13th
#122 7th
#123 11th
#124 5th
#125 4th
#126 3rd
#127 7th
#128 8th
#129 6th
#130 5th
#131 10th
#133 3rd
#134 12th
#135 6th
#136 7th
#137 9th
#138 6th
#139 1st
#140 14th
#141 21st
#142 1st
#143 2nd
#144 1st
#145 16th
#146 2nd
#147 15th
#148 4th
#149 2nd
#150 5th
#151 8th
#152 23rd
#153 7th
#154 4th
#155 10th
#156 14th
#157 14th
#158 17th
#159 11th
#160 1st
#161 11th
#162 15th
#164 17th
#165 5th
#166 4th
#167 14th
#168 16th
#169 17th
#171 29th
#172 23rd
#173 8th
#174 10th
#175 16th
#176 9th
#177 7th
#178 5th
#179 6th
#180 12th
#181 3rd
#182 22nd
#183 4th
#184 7th
#185 5th
#186 7th
#187 7th
#188 1st
#189 3rd
#190 12th
#191 4th
#192 23rd
#193 22nd
#194 1st
#195 21st
#196 6th
#197 11th
#198 15th
#199 15th
#200 20th
#201 15th
#202 16th
#203 5th
#204 18th
#205 1st
#206 14th
#207 13th
#208 7th
#209 18th
#210 16th
#211 5th
#212 7th
#213 6th
#214 13th
#215 13th
#216 14th
#217 11th
#218 10th
#219 3rd
#220 13th
#221 15th
#222 15th
#223 8th
#224 12th
#225 25th
#226 22nd
#227 1st

Avg rank:
10th




Entry
Navigation



First



Prev


Entry
7 of 22


Next


Last
    Comments? Suggestions? Problems? Click here!       Disclaimer