December 27, 2012 at 11:46 am #2515
OH PETER–The imagination is great–clever thinking–you should send a copy to Guiness at Dublin–they will send you a crate. kenDecember 27, 2012 at 2:50 pm #2516
Why am I the only one without a Halo???!!! It is Christmas after all! 🙂
Another brilliant idea Pete … Meg and I are going to have to nobble you before next years competitions! The Guinness is looking a bit murky and it needs a thicker creamy head on it but I love the whole concept.
Ken … I am just hoping you have security video of Pete in a Santa suit tip toeing up your drive …… being chased back down it by two biting balls of white fluff would make a million hits on YouTube … I will pay good money for a copy! 😉December 27, 2012 at 9:56 pm #2519
Thanks for your kind comments folks, but it wasn’t really my idea. I saw it some where and thought I’d have a go. The ‘guinness’ hasn’t got a head because it’s actually cold tea! I forgot to mention the technical stuff earlier. I set the exposure manually to 1 second and the aperture to f16. It was lit either side by two diffused lamps very slightly in front of the glass. I don’t like the reflection on the front of the glass ans will have to work out how to eliminate it without cheating. Thanks.December 28, 2012 at 1:33 am #2521
WATER IS OK PETER–IF ITS TAKEN IN THE RIGHT “SPIRIT”. didn”t notice the reflection till you mentioned. One of those shots you can ” have another” go at.December 28, 2012 at 11:56 am #2523
Sorry for the late reply. The Three Swords was done with a plug-in called Viveza, from Nik complete collection. F11, ISO 100, 2 sec exposure, ND grad, Tripod mounted shutter release cable. Hope you have all had a good Christmas.December 28, 2012 at 6:16 pm #2525
Delores—Halo—-YEP!!!December 28, 2012 at 7:39 pm #2526
Aaaah that explains it Pete. I thought it didn’t look like Guinness but blamed the lighting forgetting your ingenuity. What a good idea! Can’t say I noticed the reflection either.December 29, 2012 at 10:41 am #2527
Good to see you’re all having fun so I won’t mention that Guinness is black – though I only drink finest spring water these days, so what do I know?
Haloes to you all (except in your pictures)!
I want to find out more about NIK software; funny prices, $199 for one plug-in, only $299 for the whole suite (though only for LR) – perhaps Bob can help me make sense of it.December 30, 2012 at 10:03 am #2535
Well, nearly the last day, so I thought I’d better get a last one in for this month’s theme. Another X100 shot – still getting familiar with this great little camera…
(As usual, it looks rather better large on black background, here)Fujifilm X100 23mm 1/60s f/2 ISO 3200 Available light LR 4.3December 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm #2536
That looks to be a nifty little camera Ian. Lovely natural shot showing lots of detail.December 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm #2537
I am sticking with the safety of B/W. A couple of shots from Manchester Museum the other week. I liked the lights shining through the dark body frame in the second image.December 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm #2538
Well, perhaps not ‘Light & Dark’, but certainly ‘Specularity & Dark’!…
December Entry – Dark AbstractDecember 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm #2539
Light and Dark AbstractDecember 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm #2540
Light and Dark Humour?…
You can’t park yourselves here!
Fujifilm X100 23mm 1/100s f/11 ISO 1000 Available light LR 4.3December 30, 2012 at 6:31 pm #2542
I like your first picture best Miss D. I think the second is framed a bit to tight for me as it chops of the lady’s feet and the sculpture’s head. in the first the lady in the foreground gives it depth and a lead in. The sculpture seems to float and project from the blurred background. I think it works well in black and white as it’s about shapes.
Ian’s new camera has a needle sharp lens with good contrast and looks quite versatile. I like the textured wood shot best. It look very sharp and you can almost touch the texture. You did well to spot the humour in the last shot as well. Is that really a blue sky?
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