Tooled Flatty

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    Here's a bit of the story behind the nickname.

    I was also going to take a shot of my camera setup for this shot too. After arranging this just so I got to work on my camera setup. I wanted it as close to on-axis as I could get. So, I setup my ladder in front of my workbench and laid my tripod horizontal across one of the higher rungs. I bungied the tripod, climbed up on a shorter ladder and set the timer for 2 seconds. No flash. Just two 250watt halogen work lights I covered with old T-shirt scraps to soften the light a bit. After about 20 minutes I smelled smoke. The T-shirts started burning. Ahhh! I snapped a few more and quit before I started a fire. [8-)

    Fran Tapia, jciv, Uguccione, .rein., and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. flattop341 81 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the favs, invites and congrats everyone!!!

    2. marSTOP 81 months ago | reply

      super photo :)

    3. benefit of hindsight 81 months ago | reply

      This is such a great idea and very well done - I like it!

    4. M@ndy 81 months ago | reply

      funny story to go with ur image

      & you made explorer too - congrats

    5. Kamala L 81 months ago | reply

      Great shot! It was worth all the efforts taken.

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    6. flattop341 81 months ago | reply

      Thanks M@ndy & Kamala!

    7. Spkennedy3000 - Architectural Photographer 81 months ago | reply

      That's a great piece of work... Really creative!!

    8. LucaPicciau 81 months ago | reply

      ! Super idea !

    9. flattop341 81 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the comments!

    10. Uguccione 81 months ago | reply

      A very good still life, you have given an optimal idea to me.

    11. flattop341 81 months ago | reply

      Thanks @Uguccione! I can't wait to see what you create.

    12. ximenatapia 81 months ago | reply

      this is sooo cool, I love images that are clever, and this, boy, is one of those!

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    13. klevo! 81 months ago | reply

      superb! very creative work!
      You are invited to place this outstanding photo as Photo-Of-The-Day



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    14. John Magnet Bell, Wearing a Red Tie 81 months ago | reply

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    15. zxgirl 80 months ago | reply

      I love this! I often lay my tools out in compulsively neat arrangements, but never thought to make art from them. Nice arrangement and lighting.

    16. flattop341 80 months ago | reply

      Thank you all for the nice comments. I wish I could take total creative credit here. But, I did see this done somewhere else... can't remember even if it was done with tools. I thought I'd give it a try.

    17. Mr Din 79 months ago | reply

      nicely done!!! :D

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