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New Morgan working on imaging

I just purchased this Morgan and it's beautiful. At least it is to me.
I'm working on my imaging so I thought I would post a couple of images. What I like most about this coin is the strike. I have many Morgan's but nothing like this that is until now. I feel pretty lucky or at least very happy to own it. It's a keeper. I'd say this one fell from the "Yum yum tree" also.

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  • DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice, looks to have a very strong strike, all the details appear to be sharp. I would experiment with the lighting more so that it doesn’t look so dark in the photos.

  • Another attempt at imaging. I'm learning that it's all about the lighting. This coin has mirror fields but I cannot take an image of it with light reflecting off of it. It just doesn't work for me.
    This coin is immaculate in my opinion.

  • Dan it's difficult to get the right angle on the lighting. I see it through the lens and it looks right. I take a picture and the results are different. I just need to learn what looks right through the lens to capture the right image. Thanks for your feedback.

  • spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lighting is a challenge for sure. I've never gotten the fields to reflect into the camera. Try moving your lights a little further away, and if you don't have at least 2, get another. I find most coins work best with the lights somewhere around 10 and 2 (ie on a clock, with 12 being the top). Try slightly different angles and distances until get the devices to light up. If it's truly mirror like fields, the fields will largely look dark. The more mirror the darker they usually look.

    Looking good... Just keep practicing. You will get there!

  • spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Also if you have focused light, you might want to find a way to soften it a bit. Too direct of light can hurt as much as not enough light.

  • Good information. I'll work on it tonight and see if I can take an exceptional image.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Picture definition is nice... Lighting will change everything though.... I am not expert at all, but read these threads on coin photography often. (I will not become a coin photographer, just too much work/equipment and time that I apply elsewhere.) You are doing very well... Cheers, RickO

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Superb strike, but have no idea as to the coin looks inhand. Not a great photographer by any means.
    Jim


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  • bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,773 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 26, 2023 2:47PM

    @Watchtower I bought me some diffusion paper and one of those plastic rings for knitting? Made a diffuser. It can help with lighting when taking pics. Another thing I made for taking coin pics is a little tilt stand to set my coin or slab on. I made a gif of how it works. Put it below also.

  • I think doing images mid day takes a lot of the challenge out of it.
    I just took these without trying to hard. They look pretty close to the natural coin.
    I would like to know how they do the TV imaging but then again I am not about to run out and buy all kinds of camera equipment. I sure it's pretty high tech.
    BTW with this coin I can see a pencil from pretty far away. Like two feet minimum.
    I'm happy with it.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,669 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin! Looking good. 👍

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,244 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2023 1:20PM

    Here's my coin stand. 3"x3"x4". Used at first for the camera mount on my tripod, but later used it to change lighting without moving lights. I like the bubble level, also.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is this one of the coins from the other thread that you were purchasing?

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  • spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Watchtower said:
    I think doing images mid day takes a lot of the challenge out of it.
    I just took these without trying to hard. They look pretty close to the natural coin.
    I would like to know how they do the TV imaging but then again I am not about to run out and buy all kinds of camera equipment. I sure it's pretty high tech.
    BTW with this coin I can see a pencil from pretty far away. Like two feet minimum.
    I'm happy with it.

    That is a huge improvement. Keep playing with the lighting and angle of lighting and you will keep improving!

    These are far better already than some of my early shots!

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