Feather Pen with Exotic Seashells

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I made this pen today. Crickett (Marla Mills) made the blank using her selection of colored feathers and her fantastic artistic talent. The hardware is an Aero ... rhodium and TiG. I know the pictures could be better but this is about the pen, not about the photography ! And it's also about Marla's craftsmanship. You can find more of her work at William Woodwrite and at Indy-Pen-Dance (where I bought the blank).
 

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Mal,
Your photography is fine, you just need to enjoy playing with the photo as much as you do making pens. Here is my version of the photo you took. I think you did mighty fine.

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Mike,

Thanks for the enhanced picture and for the comments. You're right ... I sure enjoy making pens far, far more than I do acquiring and manipulating digital images ! But I'll try also to work on the latter in the future. Gotta use a better camera instead of my wife's battered midget one. Gotta also get some software tools. What do you use?
 
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Mal - I spent about 10 minutes in CS-2 (PhotoShop Creative Suite). It would have been less time if I had remembered where the darn spotlight tool was. :redface:

If money is tight and you want a great program for about $100-$150 then watch eBay and sometimes you can pick up a good (meaning legit) copy of CS-2 or CS-3 Right now the current version is CS-5 which I think is arounf $600 or more. WAY to overpriced for me.
 
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