Judy Burr, APSA, MPSA  


Green Glass by Judy Burr, APSA, MPSA

May 2020 - Green Glass

About the Image(s)

My club had a glass competition scheduled and I found this in an antique shop in Minnesota. I wanted to avoid price tags so opted for a close up. I selected the background and filled it with the same color. I used a Nikon D70s and 18-200 lens at 200mm. ISO was 1600, SS 1/1000 and aperture was f8. I can’t remember how this did at the club competition and don’t know how it would do by itself.


13 comments posted

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Judy, you did a great job to capture this glass composition in a store. Without a tripod and without blocking traffic in the store. I Love the curves towards the bottom of the images. They fit so well together. Minor, but I would try to bring down the white light inside the base of the left vase.   Posted: 05/03/2020 15:19:26
Judy Burr   Judy Burr
Bob,

Good point on the light. I will try to rework it. I do learn a lot from this group.   Posted: 05/09/2020 11:59:21

Bob Wills   Bob Wills
I love that you saw this, and that there was sufficient light to capture it handheld. Green is not my favorite color, but I know these vases were extremely popular, and you captured the colors well. Your level is spot on, and I think I like the mini view rather than all the vases. It feels a little bit cramped on the right side, so I suggest a square crop, which also limits the curve between the vases to a "S". Good job of removing noise associated with a 1000 ISO. I doubt the D70s had a sensor that was quiet at that ISO.Today's camera's wouldn't even blink. I extended the dynamic range a little to let the highlights form a triangle to move your eye around the image.   Posted: 05/05/2020 13:27:21
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Judy Burr   Judy Burr
I find myself going through older images to see what I can do with them. I shot only jpeg in my early digital days and am amazed how much processing them can make a difference. We used to hit a lot of antique malls years ago when we had a booth in an mall, but now many are gone (including the one we were in) and we just pass by most of the time. I can see I can so some more playing with this image. I got an even better image for glass in another place   Posted: 05/09/2020 12:09:26
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Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Darn virus is sure impacting our lives in such different ways.   Posted: 05/09/2020 12:13:47
Judy Burr   Judy Burr
It is also impacting my grammar and spelling! a mall! not an mall. My only good HS English teacher would not approve of my error! All those years and one really good English teacher. Foreign language teachers were much better. I smashed a D70s on the Alaska Highway and bought a new one in Edmonton and mailed the broken one to a neighbor and then had my D100 converted to IR. I still have it and a D300 and D7200 sitting unloved and unused:-(.   Posted: 05/11/2020 14:46:08

Stephan Debelle   Stephan Debelle
Very nice capture, I tend to like the square crop from Bob as it emphasize on the curve. It might be interesting to fill in the background with a different color? Perhaps red? Just curious to see how it would make a difference and even bring the object forward.   Posted: 05/11/2020 15:06:57
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Good idea. I didn't like red particularly, but I add some complimentary yellow that didn't overpower the green. See what you think.   Posted: 05/11/2020 17:15:46
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Stephan Debelle   Stephan Debelle
I don't particularly love yellow:-) but it does bring the vases forward.   Posted: 05/11/2020 17:31:13
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Funny! I tried fill with red, and by the time I lighted it to subdue the effect enough not to compete with the green, I didn't think it was as effective.   Posted: 05/12/2020 08:51:31

Karen Harris   Karen Harris
I like the photo, and green is fine with me. I do think that the white blown out area at the bottom is a bit distracting. I tried to burn and darken it a little.   Posted: 05/11/2020 18:35:34
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Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Judy, first of all, I'm really impressed that you drove to Minnesota to find glass for your Maryland club! ;-D I like the minimalist composition. I think Bob's crop and yellow background both enhance the curve and bring out the color of the glass.
  Posted: 05/16/2020 13:03:09

Tam Phan   Tam Phan
I like the color.The image is sharp.The curved line makes the picture is more artistic.I am sorry I say the image is not straight?.I am not sure.You had opened a new style of photography.Thanks.   Posted: 05/19/2020 21:57:04

 

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