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mike_1 Apr 30, 2009 11:08 PM

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OK - second attempt, but perhaps as easy to guess as my first try.

Are these the rings of Saturn...or something else?

(FZ-28, aperture priority, F/8.0, ISO 100, 1/2 sec., no flash, hand-held, 100% crop)

calr May 1, 2009 8:48 AM

I don't know what the background is, those crystals are either salt or sugar. Nice job.


mike_1 May 1, 2009 9:01 AM

Thanks, Cal. Salt it is.

The background is just some scrap colored paper I found in a drawer.


selvin May 3, 2009 3:39 PM


As I looked at your shot I thought maybe slightly more light would add to the impact of the shot since it would not only brighten the crystals but also increase the shadow effect behind each crystal.

Aloha and thanks for submitting.

mike_1 May 3, 2009 7:26 PM


Thanks very much for your comments, here and in my other submission/post. I think it would be kind of neat to play around with adding more light.

Heh - the light source for this shot was an el cheapo flashlight that was almost out of "juice." Just adding a couple new batteries might be a good first step in that direction.


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