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Torque Drive System

Torque Drive System

Pentax K10D, SMC PENTAX-DA f/3.5-5.6 18-55mm AL @ 43mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/60 sec, +0.7 EV, IS on

I love rusty old mechanical stuff. This bike has been slowly rotting on the bike rack outside my building all year. The afternoon light was really nice when I took this shot. I shot it at f/8 because I knew that at this close distance it would give me a bit more depth of field and would really make the detail pop. I processed my RAW file in Adobe Lightroom using the Direct Positive preset. The only other thing I did was bump up the Recovery a bit to bring a little more detail back into the highlight areas.


I'm an industrial designer and an avid hobbyist photographer. People are always asking me "how'd you do that?" So, I decided to create this site as a place to share my experiences and insights about photography, the gear and what it all means to me. I'm not sure if this site will make anyone besides myself a better photographer but I figure it's worth a try. Take a look around and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by!


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