chronograph automatic ref. 49003 cal. 1136 diameter 38 mm.

chronograph automatic ref. 49003 cal. 1136 diameter 38 mm.

Lovely dial! Wanna tell us more about
05/23/2007 - 00:41

your watch Victor? Is it a recent acquisition?

Re: Lovely dial! Wanna tell us more about
05/23/2007 - 12:35

Hello Alex

I had it for some time but didn`t  take a picture yet

To be honest I am quite proud with the watch and also the quality of the picture

I also have a very nice automatic cal. 1071 in I will soon post a picture of that one

At last but not at least I have a 38 mm. extra large black guilloche dial with a big cal. 453 in

I have great problems taking good pics of it

Would you or anyone else have good advice for me.

best regards

Victor

Some little advices to take good pictures ...
05/23/2007 - 13:34

Hello Victor,

- first of all, avoid the phone cameras

- second - use a tripod to get a stable position. This is very very important. If you don't have a tripod, put your camera on a stable thing, a book, a dictionnary

- find a distance, not too close, were you are sure to be focused. Generally, the cameras have a light telling you you're focused.

- light, ahhh, light. choose natural light, and the more light you have the more chance to get a good picture you'll get

If light is too strong, gives reflects, use a tracing paper between watch and light to "smooth" the light

Hoping this will help you.

Deniz.

Re: Some little advices to take good pictures ...
05/23/2007 - 14:40

My dear Denniz

As you can see from the picture I took from the chronograph I do not use a phone camera

and I am a bit familiar with taking nice pictutes of watches

My problem is how to shoot a black guilloche dial properly

thank you

Victor

oopps ....
05/23/2007 - 16:20

really sorry, I'm gone to fast, without checking your first post;I often have the bad habbit to read too quickly,

I apologize.

I apologize because when I look to your picture, I don't have any trick to give you. It's a very nice picture.

So, personnaly, I don't use flashbut you could use a white reflector, as used for flash bouncers, the watch been between this reflector and the light.

The key is certainly in finding THE angle of inclination of the watch.

I'm really really sorry for my previous post.

Deniz.

Re: oopps ....
05/23/2007 - 18:44

Hello Denniz

no prpblem

I have the same bad habbit

I will try your advice and post it when I succeeded

Best regards

Victor

Victor, I advise you to
05/24/2007 - 00:56

take a close look at Deniz own site!

http://www.phase-de-lune.net/magellan/magellan.htm

Doc

Re: Re: Lovely dial! Wanna tell us more about
05/23/2007 - 15:12

Hi Viktor,

If you are using a flashes or multiple flashes, you might try positioning it off camera to the side and low so tha you can generate some shadow from the grooves of the guilloche pattern. This technique will emphasize the pattern itself.

Its definitely a tricky setup with trial and error. Studio type lighting would have the same effect wrt position but you might need to colour correct depending on the colour temp. of the lights and white balance.

Good Luck,

Joseph

Re: Re: Re: Lovely dial! Wanna tell us more about
05/23/2007 - 18:48

Hello Joseph

thank you for your advice

best regards

Victor