Been & Gone

Been & Gone

Postby koimaster » April 23rd 2018, 8:40pm

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Re: Been & Gone

Postby labman » April 23rd 2018, 8:52pm

Assuming that the post is factual (no real reason not to think it is)

DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is/was a fine assortment of watches, something that pretty much anybody could find numerous watches they like in a collection like that.
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby koimaster » April 23rd 2018, 8:57pm

labman wrote:Assuming that the post is factual (no real reason not to think it is)

DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is/was a fine assortment of watches, something that pretty much anybody could find numerous watches they like in a collection like that.



The blog owner is a member here, learningtofly
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby labman » April 23rd 2018, 8:59pm

Well then,

DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby TemerityB » April 23rd 2018, 9:26pm

Watchlords should be on that blogroll, dont'cha think?
Since many people weren't in lockstep with his beloved cheese box shit watch brand, The Cruise King ran off blowing snot bubbles, far away from his once-beloved forum. Here, eat this mudpie, Paw Paw. It tastes like a Hershey bar. Go ahead, dig in.
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby artman » April 23rd 2018, 10:21pm

This guys got skills! Beautiful watches too.
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby Bigjimzlll » April 23rd 2018, 10:49pm

I say God damn.....Damn wow
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby Thunder1 » April 24th 2018, 3:31am

One of the finest collections that I've laid my eyes on...
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby biglove » April 24th 2018, 5:51am

And I thought I had let some nice watches go. Damn, what a group of great watches. And very well done photography.

Wonder what's in his current collection?
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby Thunder1 » April 24th 2018, 8:19am

He does post his current collection at that web site...and they're pretty swell, as well...
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby learningtofly » April 24th 2018, 12:14pm

Haha... sorry guys, didn't mean to cause palpitations :lol:

I have let a nice watches few go, that's true. Sadly, though, I can't afford to keep everything I like (or want) so it's often a policy of one in and something out to make way. Anyway, the collection as it stands is at https://halfpastthehour.com/here-now/, although I did take delivery of a 1960 Ingenieur 666 today (a birth year, actually). I need to take a few shots of that one, but the house is a building site at the moment.

Thanks for the kind words about the photography, by the way - much appreciated! And I'll sort that blogroll out forthwith!!!
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby koimaster » April 24th 2018, 12:16pm

learningtofly wrote:Haha... sorry guys, didn't mean to cause palpitations :lol:

I have let a nice watches few go, that's true. Sadly, though, I can't afford to keep everything I like (or want) so it's often a policy of one in and something out to make way. Anyway, the collection as it stands is at https://halfpastthehour.com/here-now/, although I did take delivery of a 1960 Ingenieur 666 today (a birth year, actually). I need to take a few shots of that one, but the house is a building site at the moment.

Thanks for the kind words about the photography, by the way - much appreciated! And I'll sort that blogroll out forthwith!!!


Nice to see you here again. I was enjoying your blog yesterday. You might get some FB traffic as well as I posted links to your site there.
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby learningtofly » April 24th 2018, 12:25pm

Thanks Alain. I've not been around on any forums much lately, as life's gone a bit mental. I'll make more of an effort, though!

Edit: Watchlords now on the blogroll too!
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby Racer-X » April 24th 2018, 12:40pm

Bangin’ collection. Would love to hear about your photo setup.
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby learningtofly » April 24th 2018, 1:12pm

Racer-X wrote:Bangin’ collection. Would love to hear about your photo setup.

Thanks mate.

I generally use a Sony full frame camera with a 90mm macro lens. I've got no space to set anything up comfortably at home, so end up putting a light tent on a small folding table somewhere and then going through the hassle of setting the lights up and then taking them down afterwards. I did put something on my blog about the lighting, which I've copied below.

Although it can be a bit time-consuming to set up my preferred lighting is flash, and normally I’ll use the Speedlite on-camera to trigger one or both of the studio heads (and to give a soft fill light by bouncing it off the ceiling, or even the wall behind the camera). The two studio heads then provide ideal key and accent lights and the set-op generally looks like that below, although light positioning will obviously vary from shot to shot.

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Re: Been & Gone

Postby biglove » April 24th 2018, 5:15pm

Thanks for some nice tips on the photo setup.
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby TemerityB » April 24th 2018, 7:58pm

learningtofly wrote:Thanks Alain. I've not been around on any forums much lately, as life's gone a bit mental. I'll make more of an effort, though!

Edit: Watchlords now on the blogroll too!


Well done - and well done!
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby learningtofly » April 25th 2018, 12:38pm

biglove wrote:Thanks for some nice tips on the photo setup.

No worries. Setting up is a pain in the arse, though, and I'm getting less and less inclined to do it.
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Re: Been & Gone

Postby Racer-X » April 25th 2018, 1:46pm

Yeah, thanks for that. I really like the props and especially the lighting. Looks like more than I want to do, but it's given me some ideas for backdrops.
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