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Orange Light on Glass by Jon Joyce

October 2020 - Orange Light on Glass

About the Image(s)

I took a photograph a few years ago using colored gels on speed lights to shoot multifaceted glass cubes. This is another attempt to do the same with a cup and saucer. One light was fitted with a blue, one with an orange gel. I moved the cup and the lights until I saw a view I liked. In retrospect, I might have focus stacked the shots to bring everything into focus. Perhaps next time. Nevertheless, I hope you find the result interesting.

7 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
What a nice way to emphasize the beauty of cut glass. The nice light on the table top further increase my enjoyment of the shot. I agree that the image could be improved if it were sharper throughout.   Posted: 10/03/2020 19:12:37

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
Great image, love colors, I made it a little more horizontal and a little work as Camera Raw on PS, even without great cupture   Posted: 10/03/2020 22:37:41
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Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
capture   Posted: 10/03/2020 22:38:23

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Interesting application of the color gels. I tried cropping and straightening to put more emphasis on the subject. Then, used curves in LR to adjust the colors. See what you think.   Posted: 10/05/2020 18:10:49
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Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
Very cool. I like the colors and the experimentation!! I agree with Dorinda and was going to suggest you crop it in. The background is certainly less interesting than the cup and saucer and that is where I would direct my focus.   Posted: 10/12/2020 10:41:53

Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
Thanks all for your comments. I considered cropping more heavily than I ended up doing largely because the blue flash that plays a minor role on the subject produced an effect on the background that I liked. The cropping and color adjustment diminishes that effect.   Posted: 10/12/2020 11:19:18

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
I like what you did The colors are great I agree with Dorinda's crop You make me want to try this technique   Posted: 10/12/2020 15:52:32


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