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    Ceramic, Steel and Gold Camera

    A recently completed camera that combines both ceramic and metal parts. Overall it stands 46 cm tall, and it uses a 4x5 inch piece of photo paper for the negative. The central ribbed part was formerly a large metal coffee can. The oval plate on its side covers the pinhole, and is held in place with magnets. The interior of the metal part is painted flat black, and there is a black foam core insert that holds the negative about 10cm back from the pinhole. The exterior of the metal part was flame treated with a torch to give it a more interesting surface. The interior of the upper and lower ceramic parts are glazed with a 2,300 deg. F black matte glaze, and the exterior has a bronzy type glaze with a post firing application of 23K gold leaf. The upper and lower parts are held together with 8 inch carriage bolts. Included is a 30 minute test image made with the camera of a tea bowl.

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    500+ Posts colray's Avatar
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    Fantastic work Steve

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    Jeez... These just get better every time. Good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwerg85 View Post
    Jeez... These just get better every time. Good work.
    Thanks, I appreciate the comment!

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    Great new "space ship" camera and excellent picture.
    -_- Best wishes from Switzerland, René -_- my photos on flickr

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    OT, but I saw this and had to ask:

    Steve - is this yours?
    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/20...ext#/visions/1
    Fantastic shot!

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveBell View Post
    OT, but I saw this and had to ask:

    Steve - is this yours?
    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/20...ext#/visions/1
    Fantastic shot!


    Dave
    Thanks, Dave. Yes, the photograph of the moths is mine, and was published in National Geographic in July 2011. I had another photograph published in the magazine in June 2009 of fireflies inside a jar.

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    I love all of your cameras, Steve. The inclusion of the tin can makes possible the convenient magnetic shutter. Thank you for sharing it with us!
    because:
    "a squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous, got me?"
    -Don Van Vliet

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