Salvador Atance, EPSA  

Untitled by Salvador Atance, EPSA

January 2020 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

Made with 5 pictures sctacked with Helycon Sw. and mode B, Radius 8, Smoothing 4.
This time I have set the focus in manual and I was advancing the focus plane by turning the focus ring. The position of the pick up player was not easy to use a focus rail guide.
In order to get a clear image I was trying different times with lights more zenital than frontal, but I finally prefered frontal.
Aslo I was led the disc turning on but the arm and the pin were continuoesly moving to follow the track of the disc giving me problems in stacking the images.
Difficult to keep the black surface clean, finally I had to edit to take out the debris.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
(Groups 64 & 95)
Great job, Salvador! It brings back memories to me of good old vinyl. I had several Shure cartridges over the years. As you comment, the records were dust magnets. I used to coat mine with an anti-static product and clean them with a tacky roller to reduce the clicks and pops.

I like the reflection and the way the grooves provide leading lines. I've been pondering about the framing, and about the little bright triangle on the top edge. I wonder if darkening it and showing more of the top surface of the arm would be better?
  Posted: 01/13/2020 14:07:07
Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
I had a huge collection of vinyl for many years and, owing to my name, ALWAYS used Pickering cartridges. d;¬{D   Posted: 01/14/2020 13:55:09
Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
(Groups 64 & 95)
And why not, they were good too. I've still got some vinyl and a turntable in the loft. Vinyl is having a rejuvenation here. It's true, it can be more musical than digital (although high definition with high sample rate and bits make the difference negative I think) but I still dislike the clicks and pops, especially at the volumes I like!   Posted: 01/14/2020 16:45:22

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
Wonderful idea for a macro subject and your capture has great detail and tonality. Like Stuart, I am distracted by the bright triangle at the top and, also, the blob of grey near the bottom. For me, cropping these out should help address these points.   Posted: 01/14/2020 14:13:37
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Salvador Atance   Salvador Atance
Thanks Tom, good improvement!   Posted: 01/21/2020 13:35:49

Dick States   Dick States
Great idea here. I like this. I agree with Tom and Stuart and the little bright triangle. Like what Tom did with it. Brings back good memories of the past. Makes a good macro.   Posted: 01/14/2020 17:32:13

Janet DiMattia   Janet DiMattia
Interesting image - although I have no idea what I am looking at.
Sharp throughout, good lighting and Tom's touch was great.
The only suggestion I can make would be to add a slight but not too bright framing around the edge.
Janet   Posted: 01/20/2020 08:37:40

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
Beautifully sharp! I agree that Tom's touch (as always) was great!   Posted: 01/27/2020 18:34:01