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  • Started 2 years ago by peckinpahhombre
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  1. peckinpahhombre

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    Was playing with the wife's camera tonight and took a few shots of a couple of my pipes. Here is the first - my Grant Batson tormented Blowfish:

    And here is the second, my JT Cooke Bent Dublin:

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    Great pics! The first one makes me think of Hallowe'en.

    Matt.
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    That blow-fish looks positively zombified!

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    Great pix, great pipes! I especially like that Batson!

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    Peck those are some great shots. Impeccable lighting. Thanks for sharing!

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    I love the blowfish as well, plus the vintage Edgeworth tin

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    This is another one I took of the Batson - I think the one above is better - you agree?

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    I bought that vintage tin on ebay, thinking it would look cool in some pics

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    Really nice looking pics; your wife must have a nice camera. Glad it's worthy of the subject matter.

    Smoke your pipe and be silent; there's only wind and smoke in the world. - Irish Proverb
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    Peck, that blowfish is awesome. I love the look, the shape... the polaroidy/instagramy style of the shots don't hurt the look either. I agree, the first shot of the blowfish is the better of the two.

    Nice pipes sir.

    -- Pat


    If this is coffee, then please-bring me some tea. But if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
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    Sure as hell beats my cell phone pics! The tin stands out for me, it was my Grandfather's blend. I'm visiting in 2weeks and he said he has some tins kicking around somewhere.

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    Beautiful!

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    Really nice looking pics; your wife must have a nice camera.

    My wife is a photographer so she has a few fancy cameras and a couple of cases with umpteen lenses. She handed me the lense and said "use this one" and so I did.

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    This is another one I took of the Batson - I think the one above is better - you agree?

    Yes.

    She handed me the lense and said "use this one" and so I did.

    I'm thinking she did more than that. The Redhead's a photographer too and that lighting was set up by a pro

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    Wow, amazing pics and pipes Peck. Well done on both accounts!

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    Nice pics, and those are some amazing briars!

    "Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the wise cannot see all ends. -- J.R.R. Tolkien
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    I'm thinking she did more than that. The Redhead's a photographer too and that lighting was set up by a pro

    Nope. Actually the Batson Blowfish pick is only natural light. The pipe is laying on the hardwood floor by the window in my man cave. So that is just natural light coming through the window. The Cook is just sitting on the granite countertop of my bar, with the under cabinet valence light shining down on it. I didn't use any of the wife's studio lights, but I may try them this weekend.

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    No need for studio lights peck unless you will be setting them in a soft box with a white backdrop to give the appearance of floating, some of the best lighting for photos is natural unfiltered lighting. There are certain sweet spots for natural lighting and it varies with the back drop chosen and your pipes fit well with their back drops and the lighting, nice work and very nice pipes.

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    Very nice photography (and pipes too).

    "Be seeing you"


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    Those Grant Batson pipes are out of this world. I'm sure the prices are high end as well. Perhaps someday I'll splurge on a tormented blowfish, that seems to be his signature shape.

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    Nice ones Peck. That JT Cooke is drop dead gorgeous!

    The pipe eases you into the present moment - savor your pipe & you'll savor this moment.
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    Peck , the first picture with the old tin looks like an old Masters Painting, just WOW!

    The Old Cajun
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    I'm in love with that Blowfish... wow. That's the first pipe in that style I've ever taken a shining to. How can I get one similar? Great photos too.


    Cut me... I bleed black.
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    HOT DAMN! I am in love with that tormented blowfish. Freaking love it.

    All my pipes should be tormented.

    "I was born to lose. So I'll die to win." -Breaking Benjamin
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    Great pictures, Peck, especially the first one of the blowfish. It looks like a studio shot taken by a professional.

    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power"

    Abraham Lincoln
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    Those are some really well taken shots. I love that Blowfish as well.

    I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new.
    Robert W. Service
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    Why not add some more pipes to this thread, found these on Pinterest lol!

    These are interesting.... So is the draft hole way at the top of the bowl??

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    Porsche designed pipe.....

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    I'm not sure why but this pipe is beautiful to me, but I like Matt finish on many things

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    Love the white... Is that a stain? It doesn't look like a meer....

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    Great photos and beautiful pipes! What camera and lens were used out of curiosity?

    -Chris
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  32. peckinpahhombre

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    If you are talking about my photos, she gave me a Canon Mark5d ii and a "macro" lens. None of that means anything to me, LOL

    I assume the camera isn't that expensive because she said the lens is worth more than the camera (which is why I had to be really careful)

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    Yes, I was talking about your photos Peck. Well, the 5D Mark II isn't exactly a cheap camera, but yes, many of the lenses are more expensive than the camera bodies. Photography is my other hobby that drains my wallet, and I shoot with Canon equipment as well. Thanks for the info, and I hope to see more photos from you!

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    Perfectly posed pipe pics peck. lol

    I love the Cooke. Is there a big difference in the smoking properties of the Cooke as compared to a Rad or Ruthenberg?

    Harris
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    Harris - not that I can tell. They all smoke extremely dry with perfect air flow - same for the weaver, Batson and joe nelson pipes. Other more disceerning folks may tell you that they can tell one from the other, but not this guy. Truth be told, I have only smoked one of the four Cookes so far. I know that is blasphemy, but I just haven't had the time lately to devote to breaking in a new pipe. When I am working it is just far easier to grab a pipe that's already broken in. I want to savor the break in, and that takes time.

    Maybe, dare I say it, I have too many pipes.

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