Bob Crocker  


Tube Light by Bob Crocker

March 2023 - Tube Light

About the Image(s)



"I was experimenting with paper and light, working with one flash to see what I could get. Wanted to get away from the flat paper type abstracts, so I rolled several sheets of white printer paper to make these "tubes", set up vertically. Set them on black velvet and used one flash to get different lighting effects. Shot with my Sony a6500, 90mm macro lens, ISO 100, F4 for 1/60 sec. Processed ON1 Photo RAW, added contrast, and brought down the black slider a little to blacken the background more. Colored filters were used to get the orange and blue."


This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted




Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
(Groups 50 & 92)
Great creativity went into making this picture. Good work. It would make a fine wall hanging - print it.
  Posted: 03/07/2023 11:37:13



Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
So interesting and creative. Love it! I agree - print it!   Posted: 03/19/2023 10:38:23



Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
Thanks for the comments. I think I will print it.   Posted: 03/20/2023 12:47:53



Nelson Charette   Nelson Charette
I find your photo to be incredibly creative and intriguing. It's always exciting to experiment with new ideas and techniques. I have a suggestion that maybe to enhance the image even further - you could try increasing the whites and the saturation to create more contrast and bring out the colors. Overall, great job on this fascinating photo!   Posted: 03/21/2023 09:43:44



Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
A very creative and unique image. The lighting on the tubes with the shading is excellent. I like the colors and the blending of them. I would not change a thing.   Posted: 03/21/2023 11:47:19



Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
Love the experimentation! You captured a great abstract feel.   Posted: 03/22/2023 07:48:59



Andrew Carstensen   Andrew Carstensen
Minimalism. Shapes lines, forms, colors. Reminds me of some art history courses I attended. Less is more. A suggestion would be to make light shine from the tubes. Light source underneath with black cloth around perimeter.   Posted: 03/22/2023 21:41:09



Mary Hinsen   Mary Hinsen
Hi Bob - what a fun experiment, and a really great result. I like your choice of colour filters. Definitely one to print.   Posted: 03/29/2023 22:54:28