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#21 georeyna

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:37 PM


Larry, who took the professional photo of the coin? I am interested.

That would be me.


Just used a regular old camera and some good photoshop eh?

#22 HoustonControl

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:01 PM

I use a regular digital pocket camera, set on macro mode. I place the coins on a countertop under a bright fluorescent desk light with some tissue paper over the bulb as a diffuser... then take about a dozen pictures of each side. I pick the best two, resize and merge them together with PS, then erase all the background, soften the edges and blank out the tracking number. I try to do that with every coin I activate, but it takes 30-45 minutes per each to do a good job.

Maybe that's why I have a stack of coins here I haven't activated yet...

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#23 ATMA

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:09 PM

Let's see... I have 6 new coins coming in about a week. It should take about 5 hours for HoustonControl to shoot them, we have a new grill and the HEB meat department is close to us. That is a lunch and dinner span. We will be stocking up on burgers and steaks. :coolsmiley:

#24 Rambetta

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:09 PM

Picked one up at the Flying Saucer. VERY NICE.

#25 TravelingGeek

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:35 AM

I still have a film nikon. I love it!

They still make film? Really?
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#26 HoustonControl

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:42 AM

I have a film Nikon too.... just no film.
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#27 SueandRon

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:11 AM

We received my coin last night at ABC and we love it. Already activated it so its ready to go.

Thanks Larry and ATMA.
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#28 georeyna

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:43 AM

I use a regular digital pocket camera, set on macro mode. I place the coins on a countertop under a bright fluorescent desk light with some tissue paper over the bulb as a diffuser... then take about a dozen pictures of each side. I pick the best two, resize and merge them together with PS, then erase all the background, soften the edges and blank out the tracking number. I try to do that with every coin I activate, but it takes 30-45 minutes per each to do a good job.

Maybe that's why I have a stack of coins here I haven't activated yet...


OK, good advice!! I do not think my pics will come out as good as yours, but you have given me some great advice.

#29 Huff-Suter

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:40 PM

Thanks Houston Control & Atma for putting this together for us....
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#30 team-adoptapet

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:51 PM

Thanks Houston Control & Atma for putting this together for us....
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Yes, what they said! :) awesome coin!
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#31 ATMA

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:45 PM

A fun coin that we proudly display in our portfolio. Thanks for the nice words.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:33 AM

Beautiful! Well done!
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#33 DangerKitties

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:05 PM

Just received the HGCS GeoCoin in the mail today. It looks amazing!
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:14 AM

Got mine a couple days ago. Wonderful job guys.

#35 Baytown Bert

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:37 AM

I have three now and I've been sitting around licking mine. :laugh:
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#36 bbqbob2

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:40 AM

Bert works in a chemical plant and at 4AM he can get off the track sometimes, but I'm pretty sure he was still talking coins.

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#37 cook cachers

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:40 AM

Note to self- don't buy used coins from Bert...

#38 Baytown Bert

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:58 AM

I'm like Jesus in the Big Lebowski and the bowling ball.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:41 AM

It costs about $2 to ship one or two coins via US Mail. I accept PayPal!
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#40 cook cachers

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

Well shoot me over your paypal info and I'll have two coins to Katy, please!




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