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Unread 08-21-2016, 07:29 PM   #21
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I hate to point this out, but under that aegis, the photographic representation of virtually all products sold through advertising since WWII would be "less than desirable."

Especially automobiles. I know this from professional experience.
Yes, no doubt. Especially on new products where the item you purchase is not necessarily the item shown. My statement was referring to those who sell used firearms on auction sites and the forums here etc. That I would call undesirable.
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On the topic of photography, I recently saw a gunsmith's photos of a restored gun that had a crack on the hammer photoshopped out. You could see it in one photo, and then in a closeup photo, it was not there anymore. Just a fuzzy blended area where it was.

That, along with some other glaring checkering issues with the gun makes me wonder how the customer felt once he had it in hand. Some just have no scruples.
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Well...I'm gonna say something without any intention of running down this gun, 'cuz it's certainly a very nice gun.

The photography....is what I see a lot in guns and cars being sold by dealers. It's the sort of photography that, frankly, makes the subject look 'better' than it does in real life. Then, when you see the real thing you are wondering if it's even the same thing.

I like the sort of photography that represents the gun as it truly is....a good example are the pics used by Julia in their catalogs. High quality photos, but also pretty true-to-life.
Greg, those photos were taken by one of our members on this board and he has photographed most of Gary's guns (most of the photos seen on this board of Gary's guns were taken by him) . I have seen many of Gary's guns and they look in hand the same way as they look in the photos. I have not seen this gun so I can't say the photos represent it exactly, but my guess it would be damn close!
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The photos of this gun were taken in my garage, by Mike Smith he used different back drop material paper that is in different colors some guns looked better in grey paper background some with red etc, the lights were set up by him in the garage , it was raining outside that day, As for myself I only have a cool pic to take photos with and don,t really know how to use it well, I certainly would not try to make a gun look better than it really is! sorry for any confusion the photos caused, but they are what they are beautiful works of art by skilled craftsmen, from a hundred or more years ago in Meriden Ct. I am proud to own them and guess I get carried away sometimes by showing to many pictures on the site. Gary
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I am proud to own them and guess I get carried away sometimes by showing to many pictures on the site. Gary

Not at all Gary - You are treating us to the enjoyment of some beautiful Parkers that we would otherwise never get to see - and for that we thank you!!





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Thank you for sharing your Parkers with us.

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Yes, I certainly enjoy the guns....in a lot of case they are the only examples of the type I've ever seen. There's no need to apologize...my comment was only related to the photography itself. Maybe it's my fault....for some reason I took a lot of electives in college on photography (probably because they were the easy classes lol) and I get my critic's hat on pretty quick.
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Yes, I certainly enjoy the guns....in a lot of case they are the only examples of the type I've ever seen. There's no need to apologize...my comment was only related to the photography itself. Maybe it's my fault....for some reason I took a lot of electives in college on photography (probably because they were the easy classes lol) and I get my critic's hat on pretty quick.
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Was that an apology ?

Have you seen any of Gary's gun's in person.....

Glad you took the easy classes........
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No, it was not an apology...why would you think it was?

No, I haven't seen his guns in person....but I'll bet they don't look like they do in the pics, fine guns they may be. In fact, I would expect in person they'd look better.
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Having had that 20 for a few days while I was making a case for it, I can say without reservation, it is every bit as beautiful in the flesh.
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