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Unread 08-19-2016, 01:14 PM   #11
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Beautiful.
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Unread 08-19-2016, 08:52 PM   #12
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Magnificent to say the least !!

Would you mind sharing with us, who did what on this one?
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beautiful gun! I can't wait to get my set of barrels back from Brad for my GH!!!!
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Absolutely stunning. Also, I had Brad do a little repair on my E.M. Riley 10 gauge and am very pleased with the results. He certainly does excellent work!
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Regarding those magnificent Toncin barrels please see
http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/19406549

also discussed here
http://parkerguns.org/forums/showthread.php?t=18958

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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.
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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.
I have to disagree with this statement. These are great photos which capture the gun in it's absolute best. It is what it is.

In very bright sunlight or a dark room certainly the gun won't appear as shown in the photos. We do not see objects, rather we see only the light which is reflected from an object. A great photographer can set up shots so that the maximum desirable light is reflected into the lens. Now, on our computer monitor screen the light is projected outward. So, what we see in person and what we see on a computer or TV screen are different even for the same object. Finally, each of our vision is different. What I see will be different even if ever so slightly that what another sees looking at the same thing at the same instant.

The gun with it's Damascus (or laminated for this gun) pattern, case colors, and great wood finish is all of what we see in the photos. Poor photography just won't show the ALL of the beauty of the gun. I like nice photos!
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I'd be interested to know how these photos were achieved.....strictly though lighting? Or digital enhancements such as playing with contrast, brightness, tone, etc?

I could be wrong...but I truly don't believe in any light the gun, in real life, would look like the pics.
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For the very reason that I am not a professional photographer, or own any professional cameras or lighting, I often have to use brightness or contrast adjustments to get the pictures to look as good as the gun actually does! I try to use natural lighting (sunlight) as much as possible. This often involves shooting in the shade and making angle and position changes to get the best exposure without glare, reflections etc.
The use of a narrow depth of field or a complimentary solid color background will draw the eye to the subject matter and allow it to be the focal point of the photograph. That is exactly what you want when trying to photo a firearm for its own beauty.
I will agree that photos that have been photoshopped to improve tones or colors that are not true to the original, or to remove imperfections in the subject itself are less than desirable and should never be used to promote a firearm for sale. That is just false representation!
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... photos that have been photoshopped to improve tones or colors that are not true to the original, or to remove imperfections in the subject itself are less than desirable and should never be used...!

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.
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