ARCHIVE 608 – DRINKING GLASS IN FRONT OF VENETIAN BLINDS, ROTATED (MONO)

 

 


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Drinking glass in front of venetian blinds, Hayling Island, Hampshire; 21 Sept 2010.

During one of our cheapo caravan holidays, a drinking glass stands in front of window blinds.  Light leaking in through the blinds makes strong (now) vertical stripes.  Just below the (now) upper side of the drinking glass, the glass’s curvature distorts the blind’s straight slats. 

The light inside the caravan causes the glass to cast a thin, dark shadow on the blind, below the glass as we now see it.

I’ve added lots of grain and strong copper toning in SEP2.  Clockwise rotation has turned the glass tumbler into a more abstract object.

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Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 180mm; 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2’s Film Noir 1 preset and strong copper toning; rotated 90 degrees clockwise.

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ARCHIVE 440 – SUNLIT VENETIAN BLIND AS BACKDROP TO UNFORTUNATELY EMPTY WINE BOTTLE

 


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Wine bottle (unfortunately empty) and sunlit venetian blinds, in caravan on Hayling Island, Hampshire; 21 Sept 2010.

I also have this image in black and white but, for me, colour plays an important part here, in separating the bottle from the blinds.  The shot is intentionally underexposed, -1 stop at capture, and further still post capture, to make it more dramatic and to better see the bottle’s greens.  The photo is also purposely tilted away from the vertical, to make the composition slightly more dynamic.

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Technique: D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 400 ISO.

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HAMPSHIRE 2 – TWO CARAVANS, AND PART OF ANOTHER

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Caravans on Hayling Island; 21 Sept 2010.

Two green caravans standing side by side, rotated 90 degrees anticlockwise.  The green sides of these metal boxes are lit normally by the sun, but their rectangular ends are extremely reflective, reflecting something very bright off to the left.  Part of the side of a third caravan is seen at the bottom of the shot.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 200 ISO; rotated 90 degrees anticlockwise.
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STILL LIFE 11 – DRINKING GLASS IN FRONT OF VENETIAN BLINDS, ROTATED (MONO)

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Drinking glass in front of venetian blinds, Hayling Island, Hampshire; 21 Sept 2010.

During one of our cheapo caravan holidays, a drinking glass stands in front of window blinds.  Light leaking in through the blinds makes strong (now) vertical stripes.  Just below the (now) upper side of the drinking glass, the glass’s curvature distorts the blind’s straight slats. 

The light inside the caravan causes the glass to cast a thin, dark shadow on the blind, below the glass as we now see it.

I’ve added lots of grain and strong copper toning in SEP2.  Clockwise rotation has turned the glass tumbler into a more abstract object.

D700 with 70-300 Nikkor at 180mm; 200 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2’s Film Noir 1 preset and strong copper toning; rotated 90 degrees clockwise.
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SELF-INDULGENCE 90 – AUTUMN LEAVES ON A CORRUGATED ROOF

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Autumn leaves on a corrugated roof, at Sandford, north of Wareham, Dorset; 2 Nov 2010.

The slightly bluish tinge of the roof goes well with the autumnal yellows and yellow-greens.

Nikon D700 with 70mm-300mm VR Nikkor at 300mm; 1600 ISO; rotated 90 degrees clockwise.
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SELF-INDULGENCE 78 – WINE BOTTLE, UNFORTUNATELY EMPTY, AND VENETIAN BLINDS

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Wine bottle (unfortunately empty) and sunlit venetian blinds, in a caravan on Hayling Island, Hampshire; 21 Sept 2010.

I also have this image in black and white but, for me, colour plays an important part here, in separating the bottle from the blinds.  The shot is intentionally underexposed, -1 stop at capture, and further still post capture, to make it more dramatic and to better see the bottle’s greens.  The photo is also purposely tilted away from the vertical, to make the composition slightly more dynamic.

Nikon D700 with 70mm-300mm VR Nikkor at 300mm; 400 ISO.
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HAMPSHIRE 1 – SHRUB ON HAYLING ISLAND – MONOCHROME

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Shrub at rear of beach hut on Hayling Island, Hampshire; 22 Sept 2010.

Here I was first attracted by the contrast between the solid, horizontal rigidity and repeating pattern of the beach hut’s rear wall, and the near vertical and branching nature of the leafy shrub.  The photograph was in colour of course, but within a moment I knew that this was a candidate for black and white.  I like the paleness of the leaves here, and also the fact that shrub’s trunks are paler than the backdrop – and I’ve added a dark vignette to frame the whole effect.

Nikon D700 with 70mm-300mm VR Nikkor at 165mm; 200 ISO; converted to mono in Silver Efex Pro.

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