My Once-Plain Rollie & the New Camera: A Photo Essay

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My Once-Plain Rollie & the New Camera: A Photo Essay

Post by Mortuus on 2014-02-15, 23:41

I originally started off this post with a very eloquent, 300-word essay that ultimately blossomed into thousands of words, telling each and every detail as to how I took this or that picture, what light it was in, yadda-yadda-yadda. I was mercifully only about half way through this novel when I realized that the photos were getting squashed, one-at-a-time, between all those damned, pretty much meaningless words.

So I decided to nix the vast majority of the blabbery and let these pictures speak largely for themselves.

Let's start with a few of my old pictures of my lone Rollie, my beloved Air King, as taken with my now-broken and long-gone Nikon:







None of them are per se awful, but at the same time, none of them catch the real beauty that resides within the angles, curves and other lines that make this watch a true Rolex. Additionally, the stainless-colored sunray dial seems to all but disappear into the stainless steel of the case and bracelet. Some of the dial details show up consistently, others don't.

But now, with a new camera and all the desire in the world to show off the true beauty extant in this watch, here are the results:









Not bad, eh? Here are some more:







I love the close-up shot above. Interestingly -- at least to me, anyhow -- is that, where before I was taking beaucoup shots and throwing out eight or nine of every ten pictures, now I'm taking fewer shots and keeping the vast majority of them...







Even the troublesome wrist shots, which so completely and dramatically change the light and color schemes of any picture, are now taken with relative ease. And this new camera has the agility to go from watch-only to wrist and back to watch-only again with nary a fault.







My camera: Samsung WB350F "Smart Camera" with Hybrid Touch Screen and 21X Lense



In past, I always felt the need to begin all of my presentations with a disclaimer and, if really awful, an apology for the quality -- or lack thereof -- of the photos contained therein. Now, after taking some pretty doggoned good pictures of this, my first Rollie and most difficult-to-photograph watch all rolled up into one, I have a lot more confidence and, by extension, a lot more fun while taking these watch snapshots.

Many thanks for dropping by, all. You guys rock!  What a Face 

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Post by wottime on 2014-02-21, 23:07

Can definitely tell a difference between the old and new cameras. Great resolution on the later. I know nothing of cameras, but can tell a difference in pictures taken by the two. It helps that you had a really great piece of art (not your hairy arm) to photograph. Love that Rolex. More detail and definition through the new camera does help.

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Post by Mortuus on 2014-02-21, 23:17

Thanks, wotts, both for the bon mots and for dropping by ... What a Face
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