Knife & Block

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  1. RyoSaeba

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    Haven't touched the camera in a while. Getting rusty. Most of my lights and tents are in storage too so been itching to do something. And also been too busy/lazy to go out :lol: Anyway got some new toys in the kitchen. So figured I'll take some photos before I completely destroy them.

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    Not my best, but gotta work with what's available. Shot with:

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    #1 the best; makes me think of a thriller novel. Maybe a little more exposure on the knife itself.
     
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    Actually it's not exposure you're talking about. The knife is reflective, so what you're looking at is the reflection. The little greyish colouring from the front half of the knife is actually a reflection of the piece of A4 paper I was holding over the knife, to get some white reflection into it. :lol:

    I do agree with you that it needs more white though. But limited equipment wasn't helping.
     
  4. two40

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    Def needs more exposure.

    What knife is that? I'm not a big fan of rounded handles for chefs knives myself but looks good though. :)
     
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    I like #1, pretty nice capture, sets a nice mood!. You should Definitely hit up a certain recent gallery thread to get some ideas about putting some fake blood on the knife in Photoshop. Oh wait.
     
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    As I said not exposure. Needs more white paper for reflection lol. :D The knife is a 20cm Shun Scalloped Chef Knife. The handle has a slight angle on the right hand side for better gripping, thus rendering it uncomfortable for lefties. However there is a left handed version too. So it's kinda round on the left side but a smooth > on the right side.

    Also the blade is layered with beautiful Damacus patterns on it. You can sorta see it in the 3rd pic. Didn't capture that very well unfortunately.

    I know what you're talking about. Don't start lol :lol: Beside, don't need photoshop fake blood. Got plenty of real blood on it the other day as I was cutting up 5kg of meat ehehhe :D
     
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    oo nice shun.

    where's that 17 folded goodness (or how many times it is)
     
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    That's a lie hehe. It's not folded steel. It's layered (sandwich). They have 1 very hard steel center and then soft/hard/soft/hard layering. So they don't actually fold the metal, just layered. Looks good and bloody sharp. I'm still a bit cautious when handling it.
     
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    haha. If you get time, It could be wicked to get some shots with blood plus some other object to change up the mood.

    Blood soaked knife, as well as a female wedding ring just out of focus on the board would look pretty cool. :lol:
     
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    Last thing I need is police at my door asking questions about the photos I posted online lol :lol: Beside, blood doesn't really stick to knife that well. :D
     
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    Nice set of shots. Like #1 the best.
     
  12. lothloriel

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    Relfection, yes that's what i meant by exposure:D
     
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    Ah Shun with the laminations and the VERY hard VG-10 steel core. I LOVE my Shun Santoku, when sharpened with a good water stone I can shave with it, hence the bald spot on my arm. In fact when it's grown back I know it time to sharpen the knife again ;-)

    Great photography BTW. Nice work.
     
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    i cant believe noone has said

    so sharp!!!
     
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    Because no one else is that LAME! haha :lol:
     
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    youre not much better you goose!
     
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    Get a room you two :lol:
     
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    should of oiled the chopping board for better fx
     
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    That's a great idea and reminds me I need to get some mineral oil lol :lol::thumbup:
     

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