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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Thu, Oct. 7th, 2010 06:45 pm
LJ Shootout Week 6

This week's topic was symmetry and the lack thereof. I spent nearly all week trying to figure out what in my life was symmetrical. First I thought of doing a straight on shot of Dahlia's face, but I highly doubt that her face is symmetrical. I know most people's aren't and I doubt hers is as well.

So then I started looking around the apartment and walks and came up with a lot of things that wouldn't be that interesting to photograph.

But then! I was walking in David's study and looked at his typewriters and discovered the Oliver #9 is fairly symmetrical, so there it is. The Oliver #9. This typewriter is from 1919 and it's in mint condition and totally usable.

oliver#9

The camera used for this one is a Nikon D80. One of my view forays into using a DSLR (it's David's camera and he let me use it for the photo). Post-processing was a little bit of cropping and adding a little contrast.


So then it came down to asymmetry. I knew what photo I was planning to use since I first rad about this topic. It was the first thing that jumped into my mind. This was transport dog, Indi and the markings on his face are beautifully asymmetrical. He's just a gorgeous dog but those unique markings make him really amazing. His personality was as balanced as the markings on his face are not!
transport63

This was taken on my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18. Post-processing was just a bit of contrast and sharpening after the photo was shrunk.

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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Fri, Oct. 8th, 2010 12:51 pm (UTC)

We have...like...um...40 of them? We're not even sure anymore. David collects typewriters and really knows a lot about them. It's one of his obsessions. The Oliver is one of his pride and joys. We found it in an antique shop in Chester, Vermont and it was in mint condition and only cost $120, which was a steal.

When you go looking, check out the antique shops. If you talk to the owners sometimes they'll keep an eye out and let you know if something shows up. The Oliver's one major problem is that it's hard to type on! When David uses one, he usually uses his little red Royal portable.


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Fri, Oct. 8th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)

Aww that would be awesome. I hope you can find one!

Oh and regarding Indi, the dog...that's just one of many pictures. Check out some of the other ones on this page. He really was a beautiful and fun dog. If I had been in a place to adopt a second dog I would have scrambled to adopt that one!


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magnoliafly
magnoliafly
*~*Katherine*~*
Fri, Oct. 8th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)

I love the light on the typewriter!


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Fri, Oct. 8th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)

Thank you! I was really happy how the photo turned out. It's such a neat looking machine.


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cerebralpig
cerebralpig
cerebralpig
Fri, Oct. 8th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)

That typewriter has a lovely face. :) Great photos, both.


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