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relms
Registered: Jan 28, 2005
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A few scraps of canvas with backlighting, long exposure and selective lighting using a small flashlight. Substituted the color version for the B&W version posted initially.



twistedlim
Registered: Oct 20, 2004
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Great shot. I want to frame it for my house



carolyn farley
Registered: Jun 14, 2012
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An amazing composition -- very creative and artistic.



Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
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Great abstract Robert, really well done. I really like the preserved soft texture in the near canvas.



relms
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twistedlim wrote:
Great shot. I want to frame it for my house


What a nice compliment. Thank you.



relms
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carolyn farley wrote:
An amazing composition -- very creative and artistic.


Thank you, Lindy, for the kind words.



relms
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Travis Rhoads wrote:
Great abstract Robert, really well done. I really like the preserved soft texture in the near canvas.


Thank you, Travis. I look forward to seeing your entry this week.



gregfountain
Registered: Jun 21, 2009
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This is fantastic! Well done! Mind if I ask what lens you used?

Greg



relms
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gregfountain wrote:
This is fantastic! Well done! Mind if I ask what lens you used?

Greg


Greg --

Thank you for the kind words.

I took a few shots initially with the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens, but I wasn't getting the look that I was after, so I replaced the macro lens with a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS fitted with a 500D closeup filter. This setup gave me greater depth of field and a creamier background than I was getting with the macro lens. My computer monitor served as a back light, and I hit the inside of each roll of canvas with quick bursts from a small flashlight. I say quick, because I had only six seconds of exposure time in which to do it.

You asked about the lens, and I told you how to make a camera. Sorry if this is TMI.

Best regards,
Robert



Mairi
Registered: Mar 24, 2008
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Stunning photography! I love the dreamy effect that you've created with the light and shadows. The curved canvases appear to me as two beautiful Calla Lily heads.

I agree with Twistedlim, this would look great as a framed print. :-)



RustyBug
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There's a WHOLE LOT that is very right with this one ...



Hightraxx
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Very nice, a wall hangar for sure.

Norm



relms
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Mairi wrote:
Stunning photography! I love the dreamy effect that you've created with the light and shadows. The curved canvases appear to me as two beautiful Calla Lily heads.

I agree with Twistedlim, this would look great as a framed print. :-)


That is an interesting comparison, Mairi, and now that you have mentioned it, I can see the resemblance to the Calla lily. Thank you for taking the time to comment.



Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
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relms wrote:
Travis Rhoads wrote:
Great abstract Robert, really well done. I really like the preserved soft texture in the near canvas.


Thank you, Travis. I look forward to seeing your entry this week.

Don't hold your breath...if I get around to it tonight, it won't hold a candle to the entries this week...



relms
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RustyBug wrote:
There's a WHOLE LOT that is very right with this one ...


Thank you, Rusty. I value your opinion.



relms
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Hightraxx wrote:
Very nice, a wall hangar for sure.

Norm


Thank you, Norm.



relms
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Travis Rhoads wrote:

Don't hold your breath...if I get around to it tonight, it won't hold a candle to the entries this week...


Travis, your entries always hold a candle.



gregfountain
Registered: Jun 21, 2009
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Never TMI! thanks for sharing your process! Much appreciated!


relms wrote:
gregfountain wrote:
This is fantastic! Well done! Mind if I ask what lens you used?

Greg


Greg --

Thank you for the kind words.

I took a few shots initially with the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens, but I wasn't getting the look that I was after, so I replaced the macro lens with a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS fitted with a 500D closeup filter. This setup gave me greater depth of field and a creamier background than I was getting with the macro lens. My computer monitor served as a back light, and I hit the inside of each roll of canvas with quick bursts from a small flashlight. I say quick, because I had only six seconds of exposure time in which to do it.

You asked about the lens, and I told you how to make a camera. Sorry if this is TMI.

Best regards,
Robert



rjs14
Registered: May 21, 2008
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Not much I can say that has not already been said Robert! I agree with them all. Outstanding!



relms
Registered: Jan 28, 2005
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rjs14 wrote:
Not much I can say that has not already been said Robert! I agree with them all. Outstanding!


Thank you!



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