28 June 2013

Photo Friday: Another Collectible Coin

I have another collectible coin. This one also left our home and was sold on eBay. Individually, each coin does not have a story to share and no connection for my husband. There is no story associated with why his ancestor collected these particular coins. Without the stories, things are just things. Gives more weight to the encouragement to record the stories of family history.

I used the same setting as my previous coins... filter afternoon natural light, white backdrop (not a light box), camera on tripod, photography mode AV priority.

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
f/4, exp 1/5, ISO- 80, center weight average metering

This object was wider than the previous case, which presented it's own challenges.

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
f/4, exp 1/5, bias +0.3,  ISO- 80, center weight average metering
 One of the challenges was getting the correct color hue to the box. I felt this slight adjustment improved the photo quality. I think if I used a reflector, I might have had even lighting.
Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
f/4, exp 1/3, bias +0.7,  ISO- 80, center weight average metering

When viewing this through the LCD montior on camera, this setting was perfect. On the computer, it's a bit too bright in the white areas. The color of the box is more accurate.


Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
f/5, exp 1/3, bias +0.7,  ISO- 80, center weight average metering

It's amazing how the same camera settings work with objects differently. Since the coin box has a velvet-like finish, it absorbed more of the colors. When the box photo is enlarged, you can see the velvet-like detail and wish you could touch it.



f/5, exp 1/2, bias +0.7,  ISO- 80,
center weight average metering
 Oh the joys of photographing reflective surfaces. All though the USA colored ribbon is a nice reflection in the coin, it also distracts from the close up of the coin. I figure out how to solve the reflective problem. So, I zoomed out to capture the coin and the box.


f/5, exp 1/5, bias +0.7,  ISO- 80,
center weight average metering

This is much better. You can see the coin and the box. And the major focus of the coin was that it was an Olympic series silver dollar. So, I like seeing the box with the USA above the Olympic rings.

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