Crystal Ball Photography

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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    In an effort (but NOT a New Year's resolution) to do more personal and creative work, I wandered down to the beach with a crystal (really glass, but who's counting?) ball to see if I could come up with anything interesting. I quite like this one, but unfortunately, missed the flares, which should have been flagged. Still, I rather liked it. Trying to decide if I should invert the image so the tree is "right side up" or leave it as is? How say you? As always, comments, critique and suggestions appreciated.

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    Leave it as is, I think! Makes it more interesting.
     
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    :allteeth::allteeth::allteeth::allteeth::allteeth::allteeth::allteeth::allteeth:

    I like it as is.
     
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    I'd pull a tractor up next to the tree, and do a handstand on the seat
     
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    JustJazzie Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I like the way the foreground curvesTowards the tree, is that part of the effect? Or was the landscape actually a bit windy? Well done! Looks like you had a fun adventure!
     
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    Personally I think it would have been much better with a lot of white stuff around and ice crystals forming on the ball. Something is wrong with your weather over there.

    As with others I would leave as is. Cool shot.
     
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    I have been seeing more and more and more of these types of shots! I like this one, but if there's a nit, I might like to see what it looks like with the sky tones darkened a bit., and maybe a bit more contrast or clarity added to the scene as well. Still...it's an interesting wrinkle on modern-era landscape and scenic shots.
     
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    acparsons No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice. I just picked up a crystal ball myself. Should be an interesting New Year.
     
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    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    Very nice.
    I like it the way it is and even like the bottom flare since it creates a curving light around the right side of the ball, almost like smoke.
     
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  11. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Dean!

    :)

    Got it!

    I'd pay a lot of money to see you doing a handstand anywhere, never mind a tractor seat! :p

    A bit of each; this is a peninsula that sticks out into the harbour and is always a breezy, but the ball has quite a pronounced effect as well.

    Thanks, and yeah, there is! It was only 31 this morning... there's s*** on the truck I have to scrape off before I can drive!

    I did play around with that a bit, but I wasn't able to do it in a way that I was happy with due to the flaring and ghosting on the ball itself. I think to actually nail this, it really needs to be right in-camera.

    Thanks, and yes. Good, cheap fun! :)

    Thanks Alex! Good points!
     
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    Wow! This looks like a lotta fun. As is for me.
     
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