Jazz Hands, Brimfield Antique Show

On November 7, 2017, in Massachusetts, by admin
Jazz Hands

Jazz Hands (click to enlarge)

Okay, maybe these are not jazz hands, but they sure were semi-creepy.  There was a whole table of these things at the Brimfield Antique Show.

The table o’hands was located in a tent, and getting more of them in the frame was challenging.  The more hands you included, the more of the bright background outside the tent you included.  This made the exposure challenging, not to mention having obnoxious bright spots in your image.

I went ahead centered the image on the two blue hands and included as many background hands as I could.

Brimfield Antique Show: N42 07 21.17 W72 12 01.82

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Musket Hammers

On October 30, 2017, in Massachusetts, by admin

Musket Hammers (click to enlarge)

Here is the last detail image of the Musket Organ at Springfield Armory National Historic Site.  I have dozens more of these detail images, but this will be the last I post here.

Click on the image and see blemishes and different grain patterns on the stocks and metal parts (and dust accumulation on the sights).  Notice the 1862 engraved to the left of the each hammer.  I did not notice those when I was taking the images.  I wonder if they indicate the year the musket was made?

It is amazing how many neat images one can get from the Musket Organ by zooming in more and more and changing angles.  I think zooming in on the musket stocks themselves would yield some nice textures for use in photoshop.  Closeups of the hammer and trigger would make a neat “industrial” type image.

Soooo many possibilities; one could spend most of a day here.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site: N42 06 27.73 W72 34 52.95


Flintlocks, Springfield Armory

Repeating Muskets II (click to enlarge)

Here is another of the many detail images available when photographing the Musket Organ at Springfield Armory National Historic Site.  Another classic repeating pattern composition taken by looking along the length of one side of the display.

Besides the larger pattern of the muskets, there are many detailed repeating patterns: barrels, stocks, hammers, sites, and clamps.  Much like photographing railroad tracks, you see these repeating details converge upon each other as they fade into the distance along the left edge of the image.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site: N42 06 27.73 W72 34 52.95