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    My wife broke another wine glass, so...

    I was thrilled to hear the snap of another broken wine glass stem -- our fourth glass (so far).

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    Re: My wife broke another wine glass, so...

    She must really love your work, helping you so.

    Cheers:

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    I think it is amazing how you captured the shadows and details in the stems and the bases of the glasses, and the outline.

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    Thank you, Allan and Christina.

    Thanks especially to Christina for noticing the detail in the stems. I turned each bowl and base until the tip of each broken stem displayed the most detail. It was not easy to turn one piece without changing the position of the other pieces.

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    I really like the composition on this. You are very creative with your broken glass!

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    Mike, this is an amazing shot. i'm loving it! composition's great and that white backgound makes it very pleasing.

    was this taken on a glass surface with a white backdrop on the floor using the flash bouncing off it?

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    Mike

    Do you have a version in which there is total symmetry; i.e. teh centre of the 'structure' is right in the middle of the frame? I'd be interested to see how that looked.

    But that is not to suggest anything other than admiration for both your creative and technical skill in putting this one together. A study in light and shade, lines and shape and tone.

    But, mostly, I'm just concerned that your running out of things from which to drink wine!

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    Re: My wife broke another wine glass, so...

    Thanks to Jimmy, Terri and Donald!

    Quote Originally Posted by JimG View Post
    was this taken on a glass surface with a white backdrop on the floor using the flash bouncing off it?
    I used that concept but a different method of achieving similar results. I shined a lamp that has five compact fluorescent lights from below upward through translucent white acrylic. The broken glasses were placed on a glass tabletop positioned about three inches above the white acrylic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I'm just concerned that your running out of things from which to drink wine!
    You know me better than that. If nothing else, I can always put a straw in the wine bottle.

    I'll post your requested photo momentarily.

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    Donald asked if I had created a more symmetrical image. The photo shown below is my original composition, which employs a 4 x 6 aspect ratio exactly as I envisioned it and captured it in the camera. (By the way, positioning the glasses just so as they tend to roll around on a flat surface underneath a camera suspended on a boom is not an easy task, so I'm rather proud of how the in-camera composition turned out.)

    After reviewing the composition on my computer, I felt that perhaps the symmetry made it a bit static. So, I cropped to eliminate the right side, resulting in a 4 x 5 aspect ratio and a little less symmetry. That cropped composition is the photo in the first post of the thread.

    Your thoughts about the two compositions? Anyone who wants to display a different crop, please feel free to do so.

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    Mike, as usual your glass images are spectacular! When Donald mentioned a more symmetrical comp. I agreed, in my head. But, I must say that the first image out of the two gets my nod. You continue to amaze

    Cheers

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    Mike, amazing photos.


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    Re: My wife broke another wine glass, so...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    I was thrilled to hear the snap of another broken wine glass stem -- our fourth glass (so far).

    Photo #1 (Photo #2 is shown in a later post.)
    My wife broke another wine glass, so...
    I'm detecting a pattern here. Has she been window shopping stemware lately?

    Nice image.

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    Wow, talk about changing the situation from "disaster" to "cool"
    Nice job man

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    Thank you, everyone!

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    I haven't been posting here much lately, but I do browse the images now and then, and Mike I have to say your still lifes are consistently eye-catching. Particularly the wine glass series. Very well done. I hope your "Four Stems" image in the July monthly competition gets the recognition it deserves--it's elegant.

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