Author Topic: Aurangzeb: Gold Mohur, Tatta, AH (10)72 RY 4......lovely strike with lustre!  (Read 242 times)

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Offline mitresh

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Aurangzeb, Gold Mohur, Tatta, 10.98g, AH (10)72 RY 4

Pic clicked under natural sunlight holding coin on fingertip!
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She's a beauty in sunlight, Mitresh. ;)

An advantage of fingertip photographing is that you always have a fingertip handy. Yes, I realise that argument goes for breast feeding also. :) Anyway, you can also think that it's a nicely personal way to indicate size. However, a size in mm will do the trick also and be more precise. Your fingers may be shaky from holding so much money in a way it can easily fall off - yours were pretty stable when you took the picture, though. Most important, your fingertips have fat on them. Not because you've just consumed a hamburger, but because that's the way fingers are, even when you just washed them. Some of that fat ends up on the coin. Gold is pretty stable, but on just about any other metal, the fat will react with the coin, personalising it in a highly undesirable way, especially when there is mint luster on the coin.

Just so that people won't get the wrong impression, if you want to make a picture of a coin on your fingertip, fine. As long as you know what you are doing. It's your coin, so you may risk it any way you want. However, there is a safe alternative. Put the coin on a large flat surface. Place an upside down whiskey glass right next to it. Drink the whiskey before you turn the glass upside down. Position your smart phone on the bottom of the glass, its lens sticking out so that it hovers over the coin. Activate the camera app. Adjust the position of the glass to get the best light, making sure the coin is in the centre of the screen. Use a sheet of paper to adjust light if necessary. When you are happy with the light, enlarge until the coin just fits the whole screen. Click! Have a whiskey to celebrate.

The above procedure makes sure your coin doesn't fall, liberates both hands, makes perfectly sharp pictures, avoids full finger contact and it's the perfect excuse for a nice drink - but if you start babbling about how this method promotes breast feeding, stop drinking whiskey and start sleeping. :)

Peter
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Thanks Peter. Will 'experiment' as suggested though it may lead to few unintended pegs before I sober enough to click any pic!
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I think this image does better Justice to the coin.

Amit
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