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Old Feb 19, 2005, 3:33 PM   #1
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This is the start of a much larger project involving sun, shadows, crystal, and colors. Had a nice sunbreak today (rare this time of year!) So I tried a few shots. Here are a couple of the better ones.

Nikon D100, Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 lens, hand-held.





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Old Feb 19, 2005, 11:07 PM   #2
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Here's another shot.



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Old Feb 22, 2005, 8:32 AM   #3
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It's nice to have a play with ideas isn't it?

I think you really need to defuse the light that is there. A big sheet of tracing paper would work well. It'll get rid of the hotspots and take the photo to the next level. That's just me though.

I prefer the second one by miles. The crop has removed the distracting empty space in the first.
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 10:13 AM   #4
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Hi Ferny. If used anything to diffuse the light, it would ruin the shadows. If my objective was the crystal goblets and colored water, your idea would be great.

I shot these with no advance preparation. I spoted the sun shining through the kitchen window and acted. I failed to notice how dirty the window and counter were. This area of the counter is behind an angled sink and normally has potted plants. I quickly moved the plants out of the way, placed the goblets and started shooting!

Next time (not in time for the challenge) the scene will be better orchestrated. When I do it, I will post the results in the Other Photos forum.

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Hard to say which one I like best. For some reason the second one draws my attention more. Great idea. Something new I will have to experiment with.
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very nice idea!

the play of light is nice!

and the two colors work well!

btw...i think i havea coupleof those glasses...or something VERY similar!

oh...when you set up the others, just post them in here...then i'll be sure to see them

i don't have a problem posting them..

just throw the "shadow" title before it...

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Old Feb 22, 2005, 10:45 PM   #7
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The glasses came from either Arctic Circle or Dairy Queen, don't remember which. They were a Christmas promotion.

I just noticed that in the first two shots, the shadow of the tree is inverted in relation to the glass. Water does strange things in a round container. :?:?
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