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    Still Broken (and a "thank you" to Richard)

    When I made a photo almost a year ago that is similar to the photo shown below, it took me about 30 minutes to balance the wine glass on the broken stem. Not knowing that I was going to have another try at it but this time using my rented macro lens, Richard coincidentally mentioned earlier today that modeling clay is very helpful in a studio. Sure enough, my wife bought some and it took me longer to get the clay out of its package than to balance the glass shown below. Thank you, Richard!

    EDIT: I added the second photo to take advantage of my last opportunity to use my rented macro lens before returning it and to make the photo in the same style as the photo noted above.


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    Re: Still Broken (and a "thank you" to Richard)

    I really like this, Mike. I just wonder about the base of the glass: would the photo be better if you cloned out the base of the stem?

    PS you obviously have a great wife: she buys the clay for you, she breaks the glasses for you. She is a gem.

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    Re: Still Broken (and a "thank you" to Richard)

    You really pain me, Greg. You have no idea how hard I worked at including the base of the stem in the photo while also achieving the composition of the upper part of the broken wine glass. My first setup excluded the base of the stem, which resulted in a photo that was missing important information, at least in my mind.

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    Re: Still Broken (and a "thank you" to Richard)

    A second photo is added to and explained in the first post of the thread.

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    Re: Still Broken (and a "thank you" to Richard)

    Mike, I really enjoy your broken glass images. As I was looking at the first image in this post, I thought that I saw an "image within an image"...

    I thought is would be easier to show this than to explain it...

    Still Broken (and a "thank you" to Richard)

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    Re: Still Broken (and a "thank you" to Richard)

    Very nice image within the image, Richard. I discovered in this foray, my first time at using a macro lens, that a whole world of compositions becomes available that are not otherwise available, at least not at the same file and print size.

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