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Beauty in swarf

By StephKay
These were aluminium curls from the lathe in my husband's workshop.

Tags: General Close-up and macro

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JackAllTog Plus
8 4.9k 58 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2011 4:21PM
Lovely detail, i'd convert this to full mono - that ribbon swarf is (i think) quite beautiful.

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banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3807 Canada
24 Mar 2011 6:25PM
This does indeed make an attractive shot, somewhat abstract, bout with beautiful shaped, tones and edges. I agree with Jack that you may get the best out of this with a mono conversion, so in my mods I have cropped a little from the left to make a 10 X 8 format for printing; removed noise with Noise Ninja; converted to mono and sharpened; added contrast. Mod2 is mod1 with a duo toned effect.

Nice work, and I hope you find the suggestions helpful,


27 Mar 2011 7:34PM
Thank you all so much! I will definitely look into putting it into mono and see how it comes out after all of you have suggested this. Thank you too banehawi for the time you took to work on the 2 Modifications. This is so exciting to have this facility and lovely to have expertise from yourselves. Grin
23 Apr 2011 8:48AM
Awesome picture... Specially the details are great!!!!
23 Apr 2011 9:11AM
Thank you very much indrasish - Grin
SecRATary 6 1 Wales
28 Apr 2011 11:47AM
Excellent capture ... Very well done.
28 Apr 2011 2:24PM
Thank you so much SecRATaryGrin

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