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Order or chaos

Order or chaos

Okay, I'll take back my remarks about men reaching into their toolkits when
they need to come up with an image.
For the Thursday challenge order and/or chaos I did think of taking a pic of
my desk as it fulfills both themes. To me it's orderly but to my boss it
represents chaos! It's only when I tidy it that I can't find something I need.
So I asked my husband if he had anything which would represent order and
he suggested this feeler gauge. Although it's designed to be used in the
auto trade he uses it for setting up his guitars. Each of the gauges can
be used for very small and accurate measurements.

Nikon D90
1/2500s f/6.3 at 50.0mm iso400 full exif

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Bob B.31-Mar-2010 18:45
Nicely done! Have several of these, but as spark plugs go so long now without much need for regapping... I usually used the wire end of my duplex guages, houwever. Hmmm, guitar. Hmmm other uses. Hmmmmm!
Keith O'Brien30-Mar-2010 18:18
I've got a couple of these somewhere - changing to diesel relegated them to the far corners of the garage! Great POV and lighting. V
Jeff Real27-Mar-2010 14:24
A wonderful work. I love the composition and the details ~V~
Astrid Taen26-Mar-2010 21:29
Great shot.
Dave Hein26-Mar-2010 20:19
Chris(tine)26-Mar-2010 17:07
Fatal - organising a desk/drawer etc - you'll never find anything afterwards! lol
Antonio Ruggiero26-Mar-2010 15:41
Ottimo job....Bravo.....v
Ken Duckert26-Mar-2010 15:38
Great photo. Artistically presented - and a perfect choice for the challenge.
Walter O. Koenig26-Mar-2010 14:19
Makes for a cool shot and a very important tool it is.
Nancy Lobaugh26-Mar-2010 13:34
well done!
Kevin Chester26-Mar-2010 13:06
I use them a lot at work, but I wouldn't know where to start with my guitar, they look well used and have made a great still life shot.
Neal Nye26-Mar-2010 11:16
I hope they didn't get so greasy and dirty from his guitars! But they make a wonderful shot, especially with that one yellow blade.
Karen Stuebing26-Mar-2010 10:55
Lovely composition and photo. I like the one colored part of the gauge against the monotone elements of the wheel.
Colin Storey26-Mar-2010 10:21
Great shot of this gauge, wonderful idea.
heather26-Mar-2010 07:03
Wonderful creative shot! V
Betty Vlasiu26-Mar-2010 05:32
Beautiful light and excellent capture, v
Gretchen Caldwell26-Mar-2010 03:03
You took a 'boring' subject and made a gorgeous shot. VERY well done. :)
globalgadabout26-Mar-2010 02:47
order and chaos are the very polarities of existence...maintaining a balance is inevitably a tricky this fascinating and evidently precision gizmo...feeler gauge sounds exotic...glad to surmise it was found in a guitar case, and not a toolkit...V
Timothy Guenther26-Mar-2010 02:19
Nice macro shot. They won't be very accurate with all that surface rust though...
Dennis Hoyne26-Mar-2010 02:15
Precisely brings order to things, well done.
slhoornstra26-Mar-2010 02:11
A really!! striking image which draws the viewer in, love the subtle color. V
Inga Morozoff26-Mar-2010 01:53
Looks well worn and used. Terrific shot.
Nora van Beek26-Mar-2010 01:38
Looks like it has been well used. Excellent idea and capture! ~V~
Yvonne26-Mar-2010 01:38
A lovely presentation and composition, the lighting is great!
Jola Dziubinska26-Mar-2010 01:31
Excellent and interesting find.
Ed McConnell26-Mar-2010 01:26
very nicely shot image Mairead..
LynnH26-Mar-2010 01:02
Beautiful photograph quality. Love the fanned out set.
carol j. phipps25-Mar-2010 23:36
Nice "pinwheel-like" image! Sharp.
David Clunas25-Mar-2010 23:13
like the light - and that one gauge of colour isolation ///
J. Scott Coile25-Mar-2010 22:19
Such a nice detailed tool...
maggie_falconi25-Mar-2010 22:05
Yes, hubby gets an "A" for the idea and you get one for your excellent photo Mairead!!
Wonderful use of dof and great composition ! V
pkocinski25-Mar-2010 21:48
Very cool image - Hubby gets an "A" for the idea :-)
Ann...25-Mar-2010 21:32
Oh brilliant - I can remember "playing" with a set of these my Dad had!!!
Doug Cruden25-Mar-2010 21:10
Blimey, it's many moons since I had to use one of these! Cool shot indeed Mairead!
Stephanie25-Mar-2010 20:39
I don't know what this is Mairead. Your image is superb with excellent lighting and DOF! V
Johnny JAG25-Mar-2010 20:38
LOL, I was thinking the same as Phil
Phillip Normanton25-Mar-2010 20:36
Cool - not seen one of these for years! :)
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