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Green Machine

By Herge88
Something a bit different today, this will probably appeal more to Mick than anybody else but here goes.
A friend of mine builds sells and services computers, I have recently purchased one myself and this is another he has built. He asked me to take a series of shots as a promotional exercise and this is one of them. Its a Green Xion and looks great in the dark when its lit up, and I also like the fact that you can see the workings so I have posted it to see what you think.

Thanks as always for looking and f11 and large work best.


Tags: Pc General Green Computer Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Xion Rapideyepc

Voters: Wibbles, Badgerfred, User_Removed and 46 more

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Wibbles 14 1 England
7 Jul 2007 11:09AM
It appeals to me too! Purely because it's different! ...and I DOOOO like different!
7 Jul 2007 11:13AM
Eyecatching image Matt, like it,
User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 11:39AM
This is just excellent, both the picture and the subject matter.
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
7 Jul 2007 11:39AM
Thought it was a still form 'X' men III, Matt. Nice light and like Nicola I like different too Smile


Fran x
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
7 Jul 2007 11:43AM
Looks a bit Dr. Who !! Nice image.
SandraKay Plus
14 233 4 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 11:55AM
Definitely a sci-fi effect. Very dramatic & unusual.
Barbaraj 14 450 England
7 Jul 2007 11:58AM
Can we see it all lit up? So that's what you have as I have a black Dell box , insides all hidden.
Herge88 14 40 6 England
7 Jul 2007 12:09PM
Barbara, this is one that he built for someone else, mine is similar ie see through and has blue light.

Best Matt
jenquest 19 561 1 Tokelau
7 Jul 2007 12:13PM
Looks better than my machine. Nice and sharp.
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
7 Jul 2007 12:51PM
I'm all for different & I'm all for this.
I just love that green
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 2:02PM
I tried to guess what it was before I read your text..I couldn't but it is so different..loads of detail..very sharp.
Nettles 14 England
7 Jul 2007 2:23PM
I like the unusual and this definately gets my vote.
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 3:26PM
Great picture - looks very interesting and caught my eye. Well done
A Booth 19 11 4 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 4:19PM
good colour and detail - nicely framed.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 7:45PM
Definitely different. I was trying to guess from the thumbnail, thought it was a detail from a car. Which probably shows how much I understand about cars...
Lovely study in colour, particularly the 'works' on the left.
g_parry 15 332 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 9:27PM
This is great Matt - nice abstract feel, good lines and colour. Well shot.

7 Jul 2007 10:14PM
Deffinitely different!!! Nice to see whats in the machine although you can't see what it's doing. Well balanced shot. Clive
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
7 Jul 2007 10:24PM
Its a nice one Matt.As it's a promo' shot it would have to be the bigger pic.Good inclusion of the workings.For personal work there are numerous options for small details in the centre piece alone.It looks a very interesting machine.Feel free to pass it on if you wish.Good work.
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
7 Jul 2007 11:00PM
Great looking PC. Nice shot of it. I also like how you can see its inside.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
8 Jul 2007 2:38AM
Makes a great graphic design-- Looks very interesting!

chensuriashi Plus
15 334 18 England
8 Jul 2007 5:34AM
The Anatomy of computers, nice idea good for macro shots with the 400D, cant wait to see a few, good exercise with lighting I bet, but please Matt try to get out more.
imagio 15 12 1 England
8 Jul 2007 7:16AM
Interesting and different, I like

catnappin 14 666 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2007 7:21AM
Great capture, very interesting design and lovely to be able to see the innards.
Libby_M 14 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2007 7:25AM
the shot is clear and sharp
but sorry its not my cup of tea
trissie 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2007 7:27AM
Very different and an interesting design.

Blenkinsopp 15 320 4 England
8 Jul 2007 8:11AM
original and very different
wasper 15 533 1 Ireland
8 Jul 2007 11:03AM
Something out of a Klingon's ship.
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2007 5:32PM
Oh dear, giving away my age and inclinations - seeing the green X in the thumbnail, I can only think of two uses for the saltire apart from the Scots one (wrong colour) and the main one is BEER. That will have to come later, and I'm a day behind my punishing schedule already.........

Now due to Large+F11 I can tell. Fascinating detail in both the image and the description; and Green's my favourite colour because black isn't a colour. Here I go again - must be the thirst. I'll drink to your number 30!
Original & Lovely Matt.
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2007 5:14AM
ooohhh want one them looks a great machine and great close up and great shot.
wyatturp 16 2 England
9 Jul 2007 8:30AM
Dr who -click

jaspernina 14 1.0k Wales
9 Jul 2007 11:42AM
Great capture, although it brings back bad memories, a few years ago built my own PC, didn't fit the CPU cooler correctly, it fell off and melted the CPU, so thanks for the memories Wink

Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
9 Jul 2007 12:05PM
Fascinating image, and it should work really well as a promo. Really caught my eye!
AlanBW 15 20 England
9 Jul 2007 3:22PM
Striking image, very eye-catching
cantona43 16 928 4 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2007 7:12PM
fantastic eyecathing shot super colour
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
9 Jul 2007 9:36PM
Heh, nice image Matt! I love the green colour. Bit X-otic..... (sorry! Couldn't resist the awful pun..)

I take it this was a tripod shot. How to get it better still ????

The innards look a bit blurred to me, so I guess you were deliberately doing that, 'cos the edge of the gfx card is just in focus. How about a shot from further away, dead square on, with as near to f22 that you can to keep everything in the hyperfocal distance, using a setting nearer the 200mm end of the lense?

That would minimise distortion, put everything bang in focus and have an architectural feel. You could then blur selectively to de-emphasise things like wiring, etc. if you wanted to. Including the whole case, you'd also get the option to selectively crop for some details, such as the X or the fan fitting....

An HDR exposed for the LED's and the chassis separately? Could get some interesting effects there...

Disconnect the case fan and get a shot of it static then superimpose it on a shot of the fan turning with a bit of rotational whirly distortion to give the sense of speeding up?

The classic thing is to take macro or detailed elements and use one blown right up, as a very subtle background (low opacity) behind the image of the computer.

Blimey, was I on a roll there??

HTH Matt and good luck with the challenge!!

Cheers, Goggz
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
9 Jul 2007 9:39PM
I must add I really like the lighting effect on the bronze X fan fitting!
9 Jul 2007 10:37PM
really like it , its original and creative. lovely clarity and cleaness.. works well !!

Nikki Smile
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
10 Jul 2007 2:30AM
Great design, makes a good picture.
Herge88 14 40 6 England
10 Jul 2007 8:21AM
Goggz, thanks for the tips, yes this was taken on a tripod, and yes the innards were meant to be blurred as the emphasis for this shot was the X.

However you have some interesting ideas and I may be doing some more of these, even though I probably wont post them on here. I don't yet know how to do HDR so any tips?

sandrish 17 36 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2007 5:22PM
Very original with wonderful colours and lighting.


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