The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

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H - Have at least two good sized clear photos, this is Mandatory
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M - Machine used? settings? interesting to other users.
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*PLEASE NOTE: Use of a modern coin or written dimensions no longer qualify as a "scale". We need a properly-defined measure - metric or good old-fashioned inches will do.
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The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by Saki » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:42 pm

Found this today. Surface find
Photo 1 with no scale
and
photo 2 with my size 9 wellies
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Re: The importance of scale

Post by Dirtshark » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:06 pm

My word! Watch your head when the club comes swinging!
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Re: The importance of scale

Post by Saki » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:12 pm

Dirtshark wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:06 pm
My word! Watch your head when the club comes swinging!
Very surreal wandering onto a giants fairway.... :D
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Re: The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by Blackadder43 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:26 pm

I am going to put this into the ID forum for a while , it illustrates perfectly what we try on a daily basis to get across to people regarding scale on all ID's
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Re: The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:48 pm

Hello Saki ::g That's an excellent pointer to the importance of adding a scale to photo's.
So much so, that I'm sure the following downloadable link will also be appreciated by members both new and old(ish).

Metric Colour Scaled Grid Courtesy of Dave8472 ::g
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Post by oldartefact » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:09 pm

Scale is exceptionally important..
But in both shots all I can see is a golfball?
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Re: The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by Dave8472 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:33 pm

Thank you, I know people get the hump when we bang on about scale, but we haven’t seen it =))

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Re: The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by Steve_T » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:42 pm

Great idea to get the message home about scale...........as long as those that don't know what a scale is don't use a size 9 wellie as a scale.......lol


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Re: The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by thefiggis » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:43 pm

Perfect illustration, Saki.

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Re: The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by coal digger » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:29 pm

Were you detecting on the set of the borrowers :-L
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Re: The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by Saki » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:04 pm

Out for twonhrs today and all I found was two 1940's penny's and a giant "golf bal"l (bouy). My first thought was..."I just have to put that up, wish I had a 20p with me" :)) :D :)) =))
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Re: The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by Lowland » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:07 am

That’s an action man wellie boot
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Re: The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by Blackadder43 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:16 pm

Bump ::g
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Re: The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by Silvermachine » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:02 am

Here's a free scale I found ont web.

https://openclipart.org/detail/97897/ph ... le-10x10cm

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Re: The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by liamnolan » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:22 am

Hi all, we have had a recent spate of enthusiastic ID requests that do not contain enough good information. Some posters have been on here for a few years and so they should have hopefully read at least one of the ID Requests Guideline topics - Hammy Code and Photo Guide
A scale can simply be included in the pics, examples are shown in this topic by Saki, or a ruler, tape measure or with part of a modern coin in view.
We ask for this information so that ALL forum members can attempt an ID, we are not all as gifted as allectus who can get an accurate ID at 100 yards in thick fog =))
Some items may not always require an accurate scale, for instance a blob of bronze in the hand, of irregular shape and past use, but coins and even rings can benefit so much from an accurate measurement.
I LOVE clod shots ::g l;. and please do send them in from the fields, all muddy and fresh, but unless you don't have a scale handy perhaps place them in Finds & Stories and then when you get back home you can clean them up, get the camera ready, scale in place and do a proper ID request. That way everyone is happy.
If anyone has any problems with using a scale, editing the pics etc then just ask a moderator, we have stumbled through all this ourselves I can assure you!
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Re: The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by felixthecat » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:10 pm

My first guess would be that this is a very small boot ? possibly a dunlop traders sample from 1980.
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Re: The importance of scale (Moderator approved)

Post by Muddyknee » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:39 pm

Looks like Fylingdales has a giant problem.........
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