LightningPaul

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photoblog image Inside your Hard Disk #2

Inside your Hard Disk #2

 

One more image of our crashed hard disk at work. Here you get a closer look of the reading and writing head. See here for the previous one.

 

 

TECH-INFO: shot with a Tamron 90mm macro lens (borrowed of a friend, thanks). The light comes from my big window in the living room. I used backlighting to make it more interesting. Lighting metal can be tricky but also very interesting.

One RAW file, slightly cropped and converted into a TIFF file using DxO Optics Pro. White balance is set to get (rather) neutral tones. Though it still has plenty of color (in contrary to B/W), there are warmer and colder tones. In Photoshop I enhanced contrasts globally and locally at the head and other sharp parts. Some vignetting is added too.

Inside your Hard Disk #2

 

One more image of our crashed hard disk at work. Here you get a closer look of the reading and writing head. See here for the previous one.

 

 

TECH-INFO: shot with a Tamron 90mm macro lens (borrowed of a friend, thanks). The light comes from my big window in the living room. I used backlighting to make it more interesting. Lighting metal can be tricky but also very interesting.

One RAW file, slightly cropped and converted into a TIFF file using DxO Optics Pro. White balance is set to get (rather) neutral tones. Though it still has plenty of color (in contrary to B/W), there are warmer and colder tones. In Photoshop I enhanced contrasts globally and locally at the head and other sharp parts. Some vignetting is added too.

comments (4)

great DOF, crop and composition
LightningPaul: Many thanks Chantal, I was not very sure about the composition. It was the hardest part.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Sep 2010, 10:10
Interesting details.
LightningPaul: Thanks Scarlet. I was curious myself too smile
I guess in a few years these devices will be thought far too mechanical and we'll all be on solid state devices smile
LightningPaul: I'm having doubts on that, because I still use 2TB disks (which are so cheap now) for back up and (mostly) read-only data. However operating systems work now on SSD. We'll see what the future brings smile
  • hoi
  • United States
  • 21 Sep 2010, 16:26
This is a familiar image. I've had many of these things go down in flames.
LightningPaul: Oooh, in flames? I'm glad you are still ok smile

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camera NIKON D300
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/200s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 90.0mm
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