Gemstone Photography

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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well whilst on holiday I got inspired to play with some gemstones and my sigma 150mm macro - so I got some gemstones and a few bits of amathyst and placed them on a white sheet on a window ledge. I used the sun comming in through the window as a backlight and my 580M2 as a front lightsource (I used some toilet paper to diffuse flash light a bit as well). This is the first time I have ever done anything like this and I am very please with what I managed to get - though there were one or two where I wanted a greater depth of field - and a very few where I missed getting the focus right on the closest part.

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    f13, ISO 100, 1.3sec, flash fired, aperture priority mode
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3476/3229396419_c0cc5b07b6_o.jpg

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    f13, ISO 100, 1/4sec, flash fired, aperture priority mode
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3404/3230248390_cd10b172ec_o.jpg

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    f13, ISO 100, 1/40sec, no flash, aperture priority mode
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/3229397027_112617ca5d_o.jpg

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    f13, ISO 100, 1/30sec, flash fired - shot in aperture priority mode
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3258/3230250062_ba739ed2aa_o.jpg

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    f13, ISO 100, 30sec, flash fired, aperture priority mode
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3326/3229395857_00bcb5c900_o.jpg


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    Any Comments and crits welcome
     
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  2. manaheim

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    Very neat. 1 and 2 were my favorites. Cool idea in general. You could have a lot of fun with this with a lot of different kinds of stones... tigers eye comes to mind.
     
  3. skiboarder72

    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Love these, great colors and contrast!
     
  4. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks both - and yes I would like to try more stones (the shop had a really great amathyst ball - though at £150 it was rather too much!)
     
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    mishele Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I really like the lines in the stone on #2!!
     
  6. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Many thanks oh archive digging one!
     
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    those all look really good!
     
  8. RauschPhotography

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    These look really great! :) I have some natural amethyst at home that I might just try to shoot, as well!
     
  9. Frequency

    Frequency Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Really liked the shots; so Meshele dug them out from the mine of time :lol:

    Regards :D
     
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    I love the glow lighting in number 2 and 3. It works really well to highlight the look of the stones.
     

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