Posts Tagged ‘light’

The Ring In The Book – The Heart Of The Matter

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Here’s an interesting experiment that I decided to try.

Ring In Book

Ring In Book - Blue Tint

I had seen this done before, but I discovered that with some adjusting of the position of the light, you could not only get the heart in the ring shadow but a heart in the larger light. This photo and the one that follows have almost no post processing done with the exception of a crop and some color tone, but the heart light is right out of the camera. I used a large hand held work light that you can get at any hardware store, like Home Depot. The light was shined almost directly behind the ring at a relatively high angle. The camera was stopped down 2 full stops to black out the areas outside the heart.

Ring In Book

Ring In Book - Orange Tint


This one is the same photo as above, but I took it into photoshop and added the flare on the crown of the ring. Not sure if I like it better or not, but I decided to include it for reference. What do y’all think?

Ring In Book

Ring In Book - Orange Tint with Flare


Light, Shadow and Strings

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I saw some great shadow coming through the blinds on to my old acoustic guitar so I grabbed the camera and started shooting.

Light and Strings - 170-365 - 25 November 2009

Light, Shadow and Sting

Light and Strings

Light, Shadow and Strings

Light and Strings

Light, Shadow and Strings


Sake’ To Me!

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

So here is today’s Project 365 shot. It brings with it quite a story.

Sake To Me - 63/365 - 9 Aug 2009

Sake' To Me!


This whole thing started today when I decided that I would try to photograph water droplets. We’ve all seen these wonderful pictures of water plopping either in or out of a dish. Even thought they are a little cliche’, I decided to try it. I got a variety of bowls and an eyedropper and kinda worked out a timing technique with the 2 second auto timer on the XS. Now I also must let you know that I don’t have anything ever resembling a lighting setup. I have an old, really hot halogen shop light and a desk lamp with a 60 watt flourscent bulb. I set these up on either side of the bowl and began practicing the technique. After several shots, I just wasn’t getting the results I wanted so I decided to reposition the lights. First, I moved the lamp. No major problem. Then I grabbed the halogen, and, in case you’re curious, it was hot!!! I kinda pushed it a little to hard trying to get my hand away. Well, to make a long story short, the halogen sprung off of it’s perch and nose dived right in the bowl of water. At which point the water made a hasty retreat for the floor. Now in waters attempted landing on the floor, he drifted to the side and landed right on top of the power strip that Mr. Halogen had been plugged into…which was, of course, still live. Meanwhile, Mr. halogen had made himself comfortable on a wooden support table which was now expressing it’s displeasure by emanating an odor that had the distinct smell of burning wood.

I quickly killed the power to the light, grabbed my camera to get it out of the way of the uproar (you gotta have priorities, I always say) and then grabbed the halogen and set it up right. It was this final process that reminded me how the whole the started because I burned the crap out of myself again. Finally I let the whole mess cool down and dry off and decided that water wasn’t the way to play today. But sake’ might just be! Hence the current shot.

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