Day 235 (23 Aug 2012) Sockets

Well, I spent most of the night (from 7 till 11:30) in my garage, most of that trying to replace an alternator on a friend’s car.  After dealing with the typical rust bolts found on New England cars (due to salting of the roads in the winter), I discovered that the last person to install the alternator (body shop after an accident, maybe?), but in one of the bolts backwards.  Unfortunately this was a long bolt and there is no room to remove it w/o removing the axle.  That was more than I could do so late in the evening, so I had to reassemble everything and send them home un-fixed.  I have to admit that I’m really frustrated at whoever did the work last time.  I don’t mind giving up an evening to help a friend, but when it’s wasted because someone didn’t follow the tech manual, well, lets just say I’m not a happy camper.

I did manage, just barely, to get a few shots of some sockets that were laying on my workbench.  But the only reason I took them is so I would not miss a day on my 365 project.

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60 mm, 1/30 sec f/2.8, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (Sockets)
2012_Aug_23_Sockets_01060 mm, 1/30 sec f/2.8, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (14mm)

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60 mm, 1/20 sec f/3.5, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (After)

Day 124 (3 May 2012) Garage Colors

I was walking down into my garage to grab my camera out of my car, and as I turned to reenter the house, I happened to look up at my pegboard wall.  I am shocked I never noticed the abundance of Red and especially Yellow amongst these tools!  I turned to look around and saw a bunch more red and yellow through out my garage.  I find it interesting that so many tools, tool boxes, etc are these bright colors. I know it’s not great photography, but I’ve got a lot so homework to do!

Tool Colors

55 mm, 1/20 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800, 18-55mm kit lens (Tool Colors)

This is just an old vice I have bolted to one of my workbenches. I got it from an old woman who was cleaning out her father’s basement shop. This is probably many decades older than I am, and still works perfectly! I’m not happy with this shot; it could use a different perspective and less DoF (had my kit lens on, f/4 is too small an aperture I think).

Old Vice

25 mm, 1/20 sec, f/4.0, ISO 800, 18-55mm kit lens (Old Vice)

Day 64 (4 March 2012) The Workbench

This afternoon I was cleaning up my garage while waiting on a ‘job’ to show up (I do a little auto repair on the side; helps fund this hobby 🙂 ) and realized that my garage is FULL of interesting thing I can shoot.  I can’t belive I’ve been doing this project for 64 days, now, and all the times that I couldn’t think of something to shoot, this has been here all along, just waiting for a day like today.

Nut and Bolt

55 mm, 1/20 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600, 18-55mm kit lens w/ 10x close up filter (Nut and Bolt)

Nails

55 mm, 1/20 sec, f/8.0, ISO 1600 (Nails)

Wire Spool

26 mm, 1/20 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600 (Wire Spool)

Railroad Spike

29 mm, 1/20 sec, f/11, ISO 1600 (Railroad Spike)