As some of you may know we had the NRA national in my neck of the woods this weekend. I did some trading this weekend and out went the 46 Colt in came a very nice 1943 Colt with matching numbers. I have detaile the gun in my gallery section on coolgunsite.com everything you need to educate your self prior to the purchase. So here is a pic, so how about yall posting som of yours? Please limit to USGI guns I am very interested to see what our group has out there. Sam=.455?, DSK=your latest? Red=1916? Love to see the prizes shared!
That is a very nice pic of your Colt. How do you get such a clear shot where all the details--grip checkering, etc are so clear and without any reflection? I would like to take some much better pics of my Eley but I don't know how.
Lighting is everything, any professional photographer will tell you that. That and having a good camera. I have a Canon S-10 digital, and the default resolution is 1600x1200. At that resolution it's easy to shrink it down to 640x480 and get a high pixel count.
Regarding the light, it's a matter of practice and learning how sensitive your equipment is. For example, I have a real hard time taking pictures of my polished guns because the light reflects off of them, creating a glare. What you want is bright ambient light, not focused light in an otherwise dark environment. You also want to avoid intense light like bright sunlight. Under cover on a sunny day is best, such as what I used in the photo above.
Actually I don't have a camera yet, but the pics above were taken using a friend's Sony Mavica, which I'm told is a good camera? We tried to employ a lot of ambient light with what lights we had to work with inside the house, but you can see what we wound up with! I'll definitely keep experimenting--I guess that's the key to learning how to get really good shots--and try some outdoors as well.
Here's my Union Switch & Signal M1911A1, obviously circa 1943.
As a railroad employee myself, the fact that this pistol was produced by a predominant supplier of railroad equipment makes it all the more interesting to me. I see the Union Switch & Signal name all the time at work.
Well, by now I was supposed to have pics of a newly-acquired Ithaca to show off to everybody, but the package storks can't seem to find it. If it doesn't show up by the end of this week I'm going to be pretty upset.