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    Steuben Glass on a Bright Field

    These photos are of the decorative bowl shown here when I used a dark field and a non-reflective tabletop. This time I used a bright field and a mirror tabletop. For whatever reason, I don't find the reflection of the base objectionable when using this photographic style. Do you?

    I prefer the second photo over any photo I made of this bowl. That's because the angle shows the undulating shape of the top so nicely and because the front of the bowl is less busy.


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    Steuben Glass on a Bright Field
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    Re: Steuben Glass on a Bright Field

    Something kinda sexy about the second that did not show through in the darker background images. I like these.

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    Re: Steuben Glass on a Bright Field

    Thanks, Paul. The dark and bright methods definitely project a very different mood. I have an idea about which style of photography best fits a particular style of glass but I haven't been doing this enough to know for sure.

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    Re: Steuben Glass on a Bright Field

    Glass is a real challenge and you pulled it off nicely.

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    Re: Steuben Glass on a Bright Field

    Thanks, Bobo. Glass is definitely a challenge, but so are birds in a very different way. At least the glass moves only upon my command.

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    Re: Steuben Glass on a Bright Field

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Something kinda sexy about the second that did not show through in the darker background images. I like these.
    I agree. And I think she's winking at you. (I never had trouble finding shapes in clouds either )

    Seriously, I'm really impressed with these works of yours. I've done very little studio stuff but enough to know these take a lot of thought and understanding of the light. Great job!

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    Re: Steuben Glass on a Bright Field

    Quote Originally Posted by terrib View Post
    I think she's winking at you.
    My wife just walked by, saw your comment, and glared at me.

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