Radio Zenith

At least I’m pretty sure it’s an antique radio.  Found this (and there were a lot more antique radios) in a restaurant we were in – actually it was a dive bar that made a great chicken pot pie!  This beauty was right in the doorway so shooting it involved light from outside as well as the darkness of the low lights in the restaurant.  I wanted to get as much detail of the dial as I could without standing in their doorway for a long time so the combination of F stop and shutter speed resulted in a ridiculously high ISO and – you guessed it – noise.  The Canon 5D M3 can handle high ISOs but still…

Since this was an antique the noise in this image – in my opinion – serves to enhance the “antique-ness” of it.  I could’ve used some noise reduction in Lightroom but I chose not to.  I wanted this baby to show it’s age and show it proudly.  Post editing involved a bit of WB and levels adjusting and a vignette to bring the eyes attention to the dial in the middle; to pop the grain of the wood cabinet.

So does anyone know anything about this type of radio?

F6.3 – 1/50 – ISO12800 – 100mm – Canon 5D


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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography.
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8 Responses to Radio Zenith

  1. tedgriffith says:

    This looks great, Teri! 🙂

  2. Brett says:

    Neat closeup of the old dial! The weathered caramel wood coloring brings warmth and enhances the rustic character of this piece. Nice!

  3. gtonthenet says:

    Packed full of character, isn’t it?

  4. ChgoJohn says:

    I wish I could be of help, Teri, but it is a nice shot.

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