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Antique Radio Tubes

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:08 am
by Duck
Unitas_Photography-Radio_Tubes.jpg

Re: Antique Radio Tubes

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:10 am
by St3v3M
I'm fascinated by the internal structures and how they must have worked. Neat! S-

Re: Antique Radio Tubes

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:36 am
by Charles Haacker
That is one terrific shot! I think what I like best is the overall slightly sepia cast you've given it. It's rusty and dusty and faded yet the color is still there. You can make out the RCA logo on the tubes (for anyone who may not know, that stands for Radio Corporation of America, 1919 - 1986). Without the rust and dust and sepia it would be a solid standalone commercial shot. Convert it to B&W and it might look like one made in the 1970's. Left as is it becomes art. (OK)

Re: Antique Radio Tubes

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:17 pm
by minniev
Duck wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:08 am
Unitas_Photography-Radio_Tubes.jpg
Cool image, and I'm betting I have some too. There are three ancient radios of various vintage and style in the old house I've been working on, and I never thought of such as this.

The angle really showcased the detail and symmetry.

Re: Antique Radio Tubes

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:43 pm
by Duck
What caught me was the artistry in the metal plates inside the tubes. The little details in the cutouts you don't see nowadays. That and the back light (insert Chuck's mantra here) :-D

My studio is upstairs from a "junk shop" owned by one of the building's owners. Her brother is looking to set up a "Creative's Studio" in a few next to hers and has decorated the place with all kinds of fun artifacts like this.

Re: Antique Radio Tubes

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:18 pm
by LindaShorey
Very cool! I didn't see this topic last week, so now I'll see if I can figure out why....(yep, as I figured: I am not showing as subscribed)