Straws and Light

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  1. lee_alkureishi

    lee_alkureishi TPF Noob!

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    Hi all,

    I've been trying new things with my newly purchased macro rig, as follows:

    D70, mounted on unitor (cheeeeeap) bellows (needs 3 extension tubes to clear the mount!)
    Old MF Xenit 135mm f/3.5 reverse mounted on the end of the bellows
    Tripod with pistol-style head
    3x desk-mount flexible lamps (tungsten)


    Had a go at shooting the ends of these straws this morning - not sure what to make of the results... Any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Leeko

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  2. JamesD

    JamesD Between darkrooms

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    An interesting abstract. I like it.
     
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    chroix In Latin it's "spikius conius thingonius"

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    nice.
     
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    Reminds me of tye-dying shirts :) Neat o!
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is an abstract that I like quite a bit here!
    Lovely play with the patterns of the straw and the lights!
    While I am a bit at a loss with your description of the set-up used for this (not because you are not expressing yourself, but because I understand so little of the matter :roll: :er: ), I do like the outcome! :D
     
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    lee_alkureishi TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for all the comments folks,

    it's good to see how other people view your work... I wasn't sure if I liked this shot, but it's had one of the most positive responses of all the pics I've posted.. Guess I have some weird preferences

    Thanks again,

    Leeko
     
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    I really like it...nice patterns
     
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    Chiller Mental case

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    I really dig this one. Very abstracty
     
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    SantosD50 What!! There's a ranking system?

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    I'm feeling this one! Nice abstract.
     
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    Very interesting and neat! I like the colors :)
     
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    Interesting comp... I like it!
     
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    If I were in your shoes and shooting these straws in different shades of color, what I probably would have done is gotten hundreds of them put them together in a tight grid, say 500x500 straws and elevate some of them to make it look like a wave. Then, I would put the light on them and made it look like "a sea of color", yet I would still angle my lens close-up enough to let the viewer still recognize that they were looking at straws.

    I'd probably pull my lens out to something like 35mm, which on film is a good enough wide angle for a shot like this. I'd play around with tilts and such to maybe try and give it a turbulant look to it.
     

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