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Old Jan 22, 2012, 12:10 PM   #1
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there i was going through some pages on pp after my last post was greeted with warm compliments and very useful hints and tips, when my daughter showed me some coloured plastic marbles she was playing with. after much messing around with various light sources and angles, i managed to come up with this. its not great but its kind of interesting if you have your abstract head on lol

not sure what to think of it myself yet, so let me know your thoughts please.

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Old Jan 22, 2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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Amazing shot John!!!

Beautiful colors, composition and black background, this abstract image reveals your artistic talent. Congrats
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Very nice shot! Love the lighting against the dark background.

If I may be picky, I notice some dust like particles on the container on the upper left, which I find a bit distracting. Just a minor thing.
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 4:26 PM   #4
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yea i saw that whilst doing the pp too saly but when i took them away i lost the curvature to the glass itself and it looked a bit odd so i left it in. maybe i could darken it down a little. thanks for the supportive comments as always tho both of you.

going to do some more shooting tonight if lily stays awake between feeds lol
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 4:34 PM   #5
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you'd have both laughed if you'd seen how i set the shot up though. let me just say, the ingredients were: a large wine glass, some plastic coloured marbles, some white paper and a mobile phone. hardly studio surroundings but i was taught to adapt and overcome.
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 4:38 PM   #6
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took this shot too with the light coming from on top of the glass this time. was just searching for the angle really and snapping everything. took about 70 pics all together lol. but i love the shadow on this one
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Yes I love this last one! Very cool shadows. I'm still trying to figure out how a "mobile phone" was used as one of your equipment...??
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well as i was in need of a small powerful light to shine directly up the stem of the glass i thought of this idea...
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the phone has a flash built in that doubles for a rather powerful led flashlight. just the right size to fit directly under the stem of the glass. and for the shadow i just laid the phone across the top of the glass facing down, cool eh lol
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