Mary Hinsen, BPSA  

Vase In Motion by Mary Hinsen, BPSA

May 2022 - Vase In Motion

About the Image(s)

This month's image is of a glass vase, a gift from my daughter-in-law. It sits on our dining table, and at night it reflects the lights around it. My intention had been to shoot very close, but I really like the shape in its entirety, so pulled back a bit.
It was night time, so I shot at ISO 6400. We've just moved in, and I couldn't find my tripod, so had to hand hold. Other settings were 30mm, 1/200sec, f/5.6.

When I looked at the image on my computer, I felt it was a bit boring, so played with double exposure in Photoshop. I also colour-picked from the base of the vase and lightly coloured the background to match the vase. I'm interested in any feedback - this sort of style is quite different for me!

4 comments posted

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
First, love the experimenting. Second, I think the image is fun. You aren't really sure what the object is and I like the double negative feel you created.   Posted: 05/13/2022 14:01:10

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Very nicely done image, with the high ISO and hand holding not being a problem. Glass can be hard to photograph, and you did a good job. Your double exposure effect gives some movement and life to the image. Making the background color match the base really makes the orange colors stand out.   Posted: 05/14/2022 13:51:27

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
This is a unique, almost abstract shot. I like the swirl of motion you achieved, and I am impressed by the thought you put into your post-processing. This is a very different kind of shot for you and I think you should keep doing it!   Posted: 05/14/2022 14:19:47

Andrew Carstensen   Andrew Carstensen
Very interesting. The lines lead my attention to the center reflections on the glass which make the vase look active and electric. The overall shape is pleasing to my eye and colors compliment. Some colors clash in my opinion.   Posted: 05/21/2022 14:54:39


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