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This is the third shot of my hard drive, and possibly my favourite of the set, not because it's the most interesting, but because I was determined to get a shot of the whole drive arm in context and it took me ages to get it right. Well, almost right, I still had to warp the content in post, but you get my point :)

Let me know which of the three you prefer.

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10.30am on 6/9/11
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comment by Carlos Garcia at 08:14 PM (GMT) on 8 September, 2011

I like the interesting contrasts of light and dark tones in this one. The framing of the shot works well too.

comment by Matteo at 09:28 AM (GMT) on 9 September, 2011

Nice series, #2 is still my favourite. Someone here or on FB or I don't know where pointed at the corner focus saying something like "sounds strange" and I have to agree, even if I really like the detail in the head my attention is not drawn that far, is kept at about three quarters of the arm in an out-of-focus area.
If you're planning something new also for the blog, think about putting Disquss here in the comments, when I comment I almost always forget to check for replies :)

comment by djn1 at 10:01 AM (GMT) on 9 September, 2011

Thanks Matteo: and yes, when I have the time I'll probably switch the blog over to using the Disqus system - it's a lot more flexible.

comment by Michael at 11:39 PM (GMT) on 11 September, 2011

I've always the way HDD disks looks. The first time i decided to open it, i was astonished by how clear and faultless a metal disk can be. I also discovered that HDD don't work for long without their cover

comment by Alex at 05:46 PM (GMT) on 16 September, 2011

Though I think the first image is still my favorite, I think this image is a great compromise between what made the first two good separately (interesting of angle of view from #1, descriptive detail from #2).

comment by Cool Photo at 09:25 PM (GMT) on 3 October, 2011

Oh nice shot of hard drive never fought of taking a shot of one.