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By bfgstew  
I did promise I was going to upload something different, well here is the first of them.
A micrometer, mainly used to measure the diameter of materials. This is an old 0" to 1" Moore and Wright micrometer, now it's all metric, so can anybody read what measurment it is reading at the moment, no prizes though!
I did my apprenticeship at a company called W.H.Allen and Sons Ltd in Bedford, many moons ago, but, sadly long gone, a victim of cheap imports! Does anyone on here remember this company, a big name in the marine and power industry?
Anyway, I have a few more to come, just hope you like them and thanks for getting this far....Wink

Tags: Mono Still life Tools Lighting Black and white Close-up and macro Stilllife Flash and lighting Micrometer

Voters: derekv, mondmagu, andylea and 17 more

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mondmagu 12 75 Ireland
6 Dec 2010 1:26PM
3.75 or three and three quarters.

andylea 14 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2010 1:29PM
374 i've still got five of these locked up in my old tool box dont miss getting oily v1 for me nice one Wink
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
6 Dec 2010 1:34PM
Tells you what size something is?
A great view of this tool, Jennnnn
bfgstew 16 668 105 England
6 Dec 2010 1:50PM
Not bad, not bad......Wink
or if you want to convert to metric 9.5mm.

Miss it like mad Andy, not got seriously oily for years!!!!
witchcraft 13 27 5 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2010 3:00PM
I much prefer version one. Framing is good. Possibly increase the exposure a tiny bit more and up the contrast a little but these are small points - I like it a lot.
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2010 5:06PM
Beautiful light and tones stewart, my type of pic.

G3 20 13 2 United States
6 Dec 2010 8:06PM
Eyes are gettin old..little tough to see this one. I had to cheat and go to digital caliper so I can read it. Still use my old mechanical ones if I`m not in a hurry. Nice picture
DRicherby 14 269 726 United Kingdom
15 Dec 2010 5:35PM
0.3745", yes? Or do you not interpolate on the thousandths scale?

This is nice and sharp and well framed but, while the histogram does just about reach the right, I'd say it's about a stop under-exposed. Making a levels adjustment setting the top slider to about 200 does technically blow the highlights but it doesn't leave any patches of pure white so I think it's a reasonable place to set it. And it makes the bright part of the metal rather brighter.

As for backgrounds, I prefer the plain #1, though a brighter micrometer might stand out better against #2.

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