STREET-CHAT-Weekly Comp 1...POLL for STREETSTREET-ENTRIES-Weekly Com...Horizons PollREFLECTIONS - Chat Threa...REFLECTIONS - Entry threa...Canon EF L IS USM 500 f/4...Horizons ENTRIES 27/07...What annoyed you today?POLL for TIME OUTTIME OUT. Chat thread wee...TIME OUT. Entry thread w...Horizons CHAT thread 2...POLL -NUMBERS and / or LE...NUMBERS and / or LETTERS ...POLL Happiness is.......

Author Topic: Crystal Balls  (Read 847 times)

Offline SimonW

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 833
    • Dunning Parish Historical Society
Crystal Balls
« on: July 28, 2018, 11:26:22 AM »
I've just posted some pix taken using my new toy - a crystal ball. (The shots I deleted by accident were the same sort of thing). Obviously I need to learn and practice more - next time the weather clears!

Lessons: I need to ensure the ball is in completely shaded, and preferably me as well. Depth of field control needs more investigation: Do I or do I not want the background in focus, or the edges of the ball. And yes, keep the thing out of the sun while handling it. I've felt several "pin-prick" burns as it concentrated bright sun onto my fingers.

But it really is fun to experiment with.

Simon


Simon Warren
(in Dunning, Scotland)

Offline Jediboy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1550
Re: Crystal Balls
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2018, 06:38:39 PM »
They're interesting photos Simon.
I quite like the blurred background as it makes me focus (excuse the pun) on the main interest of the photo. For me the inverted photo doesn't work as well as the others, I find viewing it a bit awkward.

But overall I enjoyed looking at them.
May the Force be with you.

Chris

Offline jinky

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3295
Re: Crystal Balls
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2018, 08:18:44 PM »
I nearly got myself one of these a few months back when a few Leeds based photographers were sharing images on facebook. Works well with sunsets but i decided it might just eb another unused prop fr me largely due to the issue of it being an upside down image that would make me want to be doing PS work to turn it around. Nice efforts to start though.

 

latest Posts

Subject Board Views/Replies Member Date & Time
xx STREET-CHAT-Weekly Comp 1/8-9/8/2020 International Weekly Comp Entries 156/4 anglefire Last post August 12, 2020, 10:38:09 PM
question POLL for STREET International Weekly Comp Entries 63/0 Hinfrance Last post August 11, 2020, 08:10:27 AM
xx STREET-ENTRIES-Weekly Comp 1/8-9/8/2020 International Weekly Comp Entries 186/4 Jediboy Last post August 10, 2020, 06:57:54 PM
xx Horizons Poll International Weekly Comp Entries 233/4 anglefire Last post August 09, 2020, 04:51:11 PM
xx REFLECTIONS - Chat Thread, Weekly Comp - 08/08/20 - 16/08/20 International Weekly Comp Entries 74/2 Jediboy Last post August 09, 2020, 03:31:50 PM
xx REFLECTIONS - Entry thread, Weekly Comp - 08/08/20 - 16/08/20 International Weekly Comp Entries 26/0 Jediboy Last post August 09, 2020, 03:20:15 PM
xx Canon EF L IS USM 500 f/4 for sale Lenses 289/6 anglefire Last post August 05, 2020, 07:48:42 AM
xx Horizons ENTRIES 27/07 - 02/08/20 International Weekly Comp Entries 271/5 Oldboy Last post August 03, 2020, 10:25:12 PM