Paul Swepston  

Eye of the storm by Paul Swepston

September 2023 - Eye of the storm

About the Image(s)

Camera: Sony A1
25 mm focal length
1/250 sec @ f/2.8
ISO 6400

This is a photo of a multi-colored glass vase that I purchased from a local artist. I focussed the bottom of the vase with a large aperture and the camera close to the bottom. Read into Lightroom and adjusted exposure and corrected a few light reflections. Reduced noise and sharpened with ON1 NoNoise A! 2023. Converted to B&W using ON1 Effects 2023 using one of the Modern B&W filters. My hope was that the bokeh would create a sense of motion as the glass would be more and more out of focus the further the glass walls were from the bottom.

6 comments posted

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
Looks like a computer pattern and thank you for allowing us to see another example outside the BOX.   Posted: 09/08/2023 20:43:49

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
A great abstract image. B&W works well as it keeps the focus on the pattern. You could almost imagine it to be a Catherine Wheel.   Posted: 09/14/2023 09:44:22

Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Paul, The bokeh certainly does create a sense of movement, image is well suited to B&W, your eye goes straight to the center , with no distractions.   Posted: 09/16/2023 07:40:46

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
An amazing image and good explanation of your creative technique. The black and white is perfect for this, and the center very sharp.   Posted: 09/16/2023 21:57:25

Russell Hunt   Russell Hunt
Awesome, Paul. Quite an amazing image. I may have to try this technique.   Posted: 09/21/2023 20:20:44

Fat Chen   Fat Chen
I can "see" the movement of glass as you expected. A very special idea for such arrangement !!   Posted: 09/22/2023 02:56:32


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