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A Conglomeration of Light Pulls

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I know it's a Pride of Lions, a Flock of Birds & a Herd of Cattle: but I have no idea what a lot of Light Pulls should be called.
Because there are so many, & varied, on so small a space, I have opted for 'Conglomeration'.
Versions 2 & 3 separate them out, somewhat.
I am in the process of setting up a website to sell some of my conventional turnings, so have spent today photographing some of the items which will eventually be for sale.

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Lens:Nikon18-200mm 3.5-5.6 VR AF-D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Jan 2012 - 5:34 PM
Focal Length:38mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.3
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
Title:A Conglomeration of Light Pulls
Username:strokebloke strokebloke
Uploaded:19 Jan 2012 - 7:01 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, General, Light Pulls, Oak, Pitch Pine, Specialist / abstract, Walnut, Woodturning
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RobMacormac
RobMacormac e2 Member 9RobMacormac vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 7:08 PM

Somebody been busy

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Jestertheclown
19 Jan 2012 - 9:07 PM

I've got a Christmas tree decoration on the pull in my bathroom!

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strokebloke
19 Jan 2012 - 10:03 PM


Quote: ... a Christmas tree decoration on the pull in my bathroom!

A Christmas Tree? It's almost Easter, Bren. It should at least look 'egg-shaped'

On the way to FoI in March you can have your pick of whatever you like WinkSmile

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8799 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1615 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 10:25 PM

A Cornucopia of Cordpulls?
A Plethora of Pulls?
You have had me googling for turned wooden items, and I have really enjoyed it. I was particularly looking to see how others presented their wares. The one that most intrigued me had a woodgrain background, so I tried a modification based on your V3, and appropriately used some pine bark for the background. Hope you like it. I have put it on your last upload to the CG, "Bowl & Arrow". I also noticed that a darker background seemed to set off the wood better than a light one. So seeing that you have used a granite (?) board is interesting, but could I suggest a similarly coloured background?. I do like all the reflections that the light pulls are making. Placing some at the back of the board will give you some full reflections and could be extremely effective, but that is far more of an aesthetic setting, and it really depends on how many pictures you are going to display and how much space you have. I would, in normal circumstances, probably say that V1 is too crowded, but for your purpse, it shows them all off very well . I think it is the less cluttered feel, the spacing, and the more viewable reflections that make V3 my favourite. I really like the black one in V3, and thought it might be lignum vitae.
Pamela.

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Jestertheclown
19 Jan 2012 - 10:29 PM

A "Pomposity" of Professors.
A "Convocation" of Eagles.

Surely it should be a "Turning" of light pulls?

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strokebloke
19 Jan 2012 - 10:49 PM


Quote: [i]I really like the black one in V3, and thought it might be lignum vitae.[/i]

Walnut with a sycamore tapered cruciform insert, Pamela.

Lignum. Now that really would be a light pull. You'd spent all your time switching the light off again, wouldn't you? WinkSmile

I'm going to rush off to the Bowl & Arrow. I'm intrigued GrinGrinGrinGrin

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strokebloke
19 Jan 2012 - 11:00 PM

The dark background does work very well, doesn't it? I don't think that the lighting that I used would work - something to think about.
From an aesthetic point of view, that concept is very well worth researching
I did also think, whilst running these through PS, that if I turned the acetate base through 90 degrees, I would easily get all of the long reflections, as you suggest. I'll have to source a larger piece of black acetate Sad

Quote: Cornucopia of Cordpulls

I do like that Smile

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strokebloke
20 Jan 2012 - 9:49 AM

Pamela,

Quote: ... you have used a granite (?) board

It's merely white muslin. (now duly ironed-without noticeable creases)
And clean too Wink, so possibly my light settings were not quite as good as they could have been - I'm still learning 'studio'.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64544 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2012 - 2:25 PM

Well I didn't expect this. Grin I feel as if I've walked into my dad's old shed; he loved wood. Smile

V1 reminds me of a skyscraper city. It's a little crowded for my taste but it shows off the variety of your work very well.
You've arranged the items very nicely in V2 and I like the darker colouration of the wood.
V3's my favourite except for one small thing; I'm not sure if the big ball on the left is in the best place. It doesn't seem to fit with the other shapes and looks rather heavy on the outside of the arrangement. I like the colours and reflections best in this version though.
Chris

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strokebloke
21 Jan 2012 - 9:48 PM

Hello Chris. Thanks for your observations/comments.

Quote: I'm not sure if the big ball on the left is in the best place

I know exactly what you mean, and I agree. I think you're right in that it doesn't fit.
The reason it's there is partly because there wasn't room for it in V2 with all of the other Oak pulls and partly because there wasn't quite enough Pine pulls to fill the table in V3. So I sought to balance the inclusion of the large round Oak, with the small walnut with the sycamore cross in it at the front.
I think the jury is still out on whether that was a good decision or not. GrinGrin

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