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    Spyderco Forum Registered User bh49's Avatar
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    Wouter,
    These pictures are amazing. I am not big fan of Kris or mini-Persian, but I love your pictures.
    You certainly know some magic. I saw many times pictures of al three Schempps together, but it never was that good.
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    Thanks guys, the Schempps are indeed a challenge to shoot. I'm still not entirely happy with how the Kris came out, but that's life the more time you spend doing something well, you see more things that 'could be better'.

    I have two secrets:
    1) spending a lot of time huddled over my homemade lightbox, sometimes to the dismay of "Mrs. Blonde".
    2) try out the tips you get from online threads and friends.

    My recipe:
    - clean the knives with windex
    - two lights and white homemade carboard white screens to bounce the light of in as many angles as possible
    - adjust the white balance setting on your camera to the use of indoor artificial lighting (in my camera it's a fixed setting, no adjusting of numbers or something)
    - photoshop for cropping and resizing
    - photoshop some more to paint over the few most annoying specks of dirt/dust that somehow got in the pic
    - photoshop for the last time to adjust the color balance a bit more and sharpen once.

    I got it down to processing about 4 pics in Photoshop in about 20 minutes.

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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Mr Blonde's Avatar
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    Finally got around to shooting my new Salt. A few months ago I noticed the improved jimping. Had to get it! The yellow handle does seem to effect the background and the rest though. However, it does keep the filesize down.

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    close-up of those wonderful serrations....
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    The closed knife..
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    The clip is still titanium and it helps to make this knife so light. The only Spydie I have that's this light (to the touch) is the S.
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    And the opened Salt, clipside.

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    Great pictures Wouter, especially close-up with serrations.
    Probably it is the best serrations picture I ever saw.
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    Spyderco Forum Registered User Mr Blonde's Avatar
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    Thanks bh49.

    Today, I also finally got around to updating my Delica pics. The family has grown with the Pink D4!







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    Great pics! Now how come the Delica I have doesn't have jimping like yours? Did you do that yourself?

    Edit: Also hex screws for takedown?! I must have an older model... I notice the grips are very different, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostification View Post
    Great pics! Now how come the Delica I have doesn't have jimping like yours? Did you do that yourself?

    Edit: Also hex screws for takedown?! I must have an older model... I notice the grips are very different, too.
    You've apparently got an older one. Those are Delica 4s.
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    incredible photography Mr. Blonde! thanx for the eye candy....
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    Very nice and crisp pics Wouter
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    Thanks guys. And now for something different!

    Earlier this year I got this Spyderstand from a dear friend. The stand was used by Spyderco a few years ago to promote the then new Meerkat and the Phantom Lock. Unfortunately, the Phantom Lock never took off. I'd love to see it in different models. The stand, however, is now a wonderful piece of 'spyderbilia' in my small study between my display cabinets and my Spyderco 'wall of fame' pics. ;-)
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    A close-up of the closed Meerkat.
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    In the place of the clip, a chain was attached to keep the display model from 'wandering off'.
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    A view of the 440C(!) blade and how the Phantom Lock operates.
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    Or you could just read the instructions on how to operate the Phantom Lock.


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    Look ma, no edge!

    Enjoy,

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    Wouter, you disclose a secret
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