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Stanley



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Pebble, using scale bar Reply with quote

Here is a close-up of a pebble that I shot some time ago.

I used a scale bar, relying upon the excellent suggestions that Rik kindly provided me.

Incidentally, could anyone please inform me what a more complete description of this pebble would be.

As always, thanks to all.

Stanley


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scale bar looks good. For my personal tastes, the vivid red clashes a bit with the subject. What often works well is to pick a color that already appears in the image. In this case one of the darker reds from the pebble might be good.

About the pebble, I can't help much. I'm quite naive about mineralogy. But we have other members who are knowledgeable. I suspect they will want to know a little more about the pebble, especially where it came from and whether the red coating might be artificial or organic rather than a natural mineral.

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Stanley



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rik,

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Scale bar looks good. For my personal tastes, the vivid red clashes a bit with the subject. What often works well is to pick a color that already appears in the image. In this case one of the darker reds from the pebble might be good.


Good advice about the color. I really thought about that issue, but what you said makes a lot of sense from an artistic point of view.

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About the pebble, I can't help much. I'm quite naive about mineralogy. But we have other members who are knowledgeable. I suspect they will want to know a little more about the pebble, especially where it came from and whether the red coating might be artificial or organic rather than a natural mineral.


All that I know is that I found the pebble somewhere around the Portland, Maine, area (I no longer remember where exactly). I just don't know anything about the red coating. I doubt that I have the pebble around anymore.

Anyway, I was just a bit curious. It's not that important for me to know. I mainly wanted to be able to provide a better description.

I am far more interested in scale bars.

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