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    1 1/2 glass vessels

    Our local Calumet shops rent equipment on the weekend but charge only for the one business day. This is a holiday weekend in the U.S., so I'm renting a 105mm macro lens for four days for the price of just the one day.

    This is the first time I have ever used a macro lens and I'm having a great time with it. This is just one example, but I'm gonna bore you with many more throughout the weekend. I plan to make some images that are realistic and some abstracts using just the macro lens.


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    Re: 1 1/2 glass vessels

    Bore me? I don't think so!! I can look at your images all weekend!!

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    Re: 1 1/2 glass vessels

    I like the tension in this one.

    Looking forward to the abstracts, Mike.

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    Re: 1 1/2 glass vessels

    Mike, have you ever considered putting things in the vessels. Colored sand........flowers.......whatever comes to mind.

    Just a thought..................carry on.

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    Re: 1 1/2 glass vessels

    Thanks, Greg. It's very helpful to know that you perceive tension.

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    Mike, have you ever considered putting things in the vessels.
    Yes, I have, Steve. That adds another level of complexity pertaining to the setup that I have not yet graduated to and won't for awhile. But I will eventually get there. Thanks for mentioning it!

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    Re: 1 1/2 glass vessels

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    Thanks, Greg. It's very helpful to know that you perceive tension.



    Yes, I have, Steve. That adds another level of complexity pertaining to the setup that I have not yet graduated to and won't for awhile. But I will eventually get there. Thanks for mentioning it!



    I think you have the lighting down, just fine. The consistency of your shots, tells me that. Always good, to push and challenge yourself.

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    Re: 1 1/2 glass vessels

    Good; yet i like the other pair more

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    Re: 1 1/2 glass vessels

    I think it would be a stronger comp if you got the one in front sharp and the one in the back not.

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    Re: 1 1/2 glass vessels

    Thanks for the continued interest!

    Rob: I would never have thought of making the vessel in front the only one that is in focus because that one is so far to the side. I'm still having a difficult time imagining it even after you have suggested it. Thanks for the idea, as I'll give it a try.

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    Re: 1 1/2 glass vessels

    Rob: I would never have thought of making the vessel in front the only one that is in focus because that one is so far to the side. I'm still having a difficult time imagining it even after you have suggested it. Thanks for the idea, as I'll give it a try.
    For an example look here. No glasses but you get the idea: one sharply focused object in the whole picture can work quite well.

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