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JonB_in_Glencoe
01-09-2016, 11:34 AM
Conversation and comments about the photos and mistakes go here.

JonB_in_Glencoe
01-09-2016, 12:14 PM
I thought I'd share a trick or two, not that I'm an expert or anything, just a few things I've learned about digital photography with a cheapo camera. Mostly lighting, I always try to use natural light from the sun, as it is the easiest to get good results. It was 2F and sunny this morning and the sun is low this time of year, giving me the sideways shadow, as well as the "shine" on the sunny side. When taking a photo of a single object, I think it's always better to have more things in the photo, even a shadow adds to the list. While I cropped out most everything for the submission, I felt I wanted to post the original untouched photo, for those who may be interested in what one of my submissions start out as.

http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/JonB_in_Glencoe/full%20view%20address%20blocked_zpsotfmxzq4.jpg (http://s640.photobucket.com/user/JonB_in_Glencoe/media/full%20view%20address%20blocked_zpsotfmxzq4.jpg.ht ml)

RED333
01-09-2016, 01:34 PM
2 questions
1st How in the world did that happen, fiber?
2nd Any mistake related to firearms or just casting?

Preacher Jim
01-09-2016, 01:36 PM
Have to add this comment Jon is casting liberal bullets now



edited by JonB
Liberal ? I think that boolit has a "conservative" amount of lead in to :razz:
Also, I moved this post, as the submission thread is for submissions only ...lol

Ric-san
01-09-2016, 01:36 PM
Good pic JonB

JonB_in_Glencoe
01-09-2016, 02:40 PM
2 questions
1st How in the world did that happen, fiber?
2nd Any mistake related to firearms or just casting?

1. Wood. This wasn't done on purpose, I suspect some of the larger chunks of sawdust (for fluxing) were spilled onto the towel where I drop boolits onto, the same towel, I sometimes set the mold onto for it to cool down, and somehow one of those larger chunks of sawdust jumped into a cavity.

2. Any mistake related to cast boolits...which is more than casting, could be tooling related or whatever.

Swede 45
01-18-2016, 09:07 AM
To davwingman..
It doesnt help with shorter barrel.. or shorter boolit..
Lee105SWC in a 2 inch barrel! :-)
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g404/Swede45/DSC_0633.jpg (http://s1100.photobucket.com/user/Swede45/media/DSC_0633.jpg.html)

davwingman
01-18-2016, 03:03 PM
To davwingman..
It doesnt help with shorter barrel.. or shorter boolit..
Lee105SWC in a 2 inch barrel! :-)
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g404/Swede45/DSC_0633.jpg (http://s1100.photobucket.com/user/Swede45/media/DSC_0633.jpg.html)

Wow! Musta been a really light charge in that one ! Nice picture there Swede!!!

TexasAggie06
02-04-2016, 10:41 AM
159927

Lead where it shouldn't be, on the ceiling insulation a good 6' above my casting pot. This is what happens when you throw a mostly dry reject back in the pot...

Pinsnscrews
02-05-2016, 02:59 AM
Hey Jon, what is the shipping cost on the Lyman book and where do I send the money order?

JonB_in_Glencoe
02-05-2016, 08:33 AM
Hey Jon, what is the shipping cost on the Lyman book and where do I send the money order?
It'll be at my garage sale this summer :razz: come on over.

JonB_in_Glencoe
02-08-2016, 10:21 PM
Snyd is the winner

http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/JonB_in_Glencoe/Castboolits%20Castpic%20of%20the%20month/January%202016%20mistake_zps9vherbln.jpg (http://s640.photobucket.com/user/JonB_in_Glencoe/media/Castboolits%20Castpic%20of%20the%20month/January%202016%20mistake_zps9vherbln.jpg.html)

Snyd
02-25-2016, 03:01 AM
Yay!! What did I win besides bragging rights!


Snyd is the winner

http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu127/JonB_in_Glencoe/Castboolits%20Castpic%20of%20the%20month/January%202016%20mistake_zps9vherbln.jpg (http://s640.photobucket.com/user/JonB_in_Glencoe/media/Castboolits%20Castpic%20of%20the%20month/January%202016%20mistake_zps9vherbln.jpg.html)

JonB_in_Glencoe
02-25-2016, 12:06 PM
Yay!! What did I win besides bragging rights!
ummm ...one more post to your post count.