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Dec 13, 2015 14:14 |  #1

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This turned out to be a little more work than I expected. I may take another crack at it.
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Dec 14, 2015 09:19 |  #2

Like them all, especially the last one.




  
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Dec 21, 2015 20:22 |  #3

Very nice. Thanks for posting them.




  
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Dec 22, 2015 22:18 |  #4

I love the last one, how was that made?


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Dec 23, 2015 06:20 |  #5

heldGaze wrote in post #17829316 (external link)
I love the last one, how was that made?

Don't tell anyone, but it is fairly easy. It is a crystal ball.

http://www.amazon.com …=oh_aui_search_​detailpage (external link)

I balanced it on a an umbrella bracket and then 'shopped out the bracket.




  
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Dec 23, 2015 06:30 |  #6

tandemhearts wrote in post #17817579 (external link)
This turned out to be a little more work than I expected. I may take another crack at it.
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I like this, but I personally would move the ball closer to the tree to fill the ball with just the tree. Seeing so much of the room kinda kills the vibe for me. :-)


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Dec 23, 2015 10:17 |  #7

tandemhearts wrote in post #17829520 (external link)
Don't tell anyone, but it is fairly easy. It is a crystal ball.

http://www.amazon.com …=oh_aui_search_​detailpage (external link)

I balanced it on a an umbrella bracket and then 'shopped out the bracket.

aah, I was trying to figure out how you did it with reflective ball . I like it




  
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Dec 23, 2015 15:03 |  #8

tandemhearts wrote in post #17829520 (external link)
Don't tell anyone, but it is fairly easy. It is a crystal ball.

http://www.amazon.com …=oh_aui_search_​detailpage (external link)

I balanced it on a an umbrella bracket and then 'shopped out the bracket.

Awesome. Did the crystal ball invert the image upside down, making you have to rotate the image inside it to be right side up? To Photoshop out the stand did you just clone, or take a second frame without the ball and then paint in that layer. The latter is how I would approach the shot, having the shot composed on a tripod, get the frames with the ball, remove it and capture frames without it.

All in all that's a great shot and I may steal the idea for our tree one year. So cool!


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Dec 23, 2015 15:13 |  #9

heldGaze wrote in post #17830074 (external link)
Awesome. Did the crystal ball invert the image upside down, making you have to rotate the image inside it to be right side up? To Photoshop out the stand did you just clone, or take a second frame without the ball and then paint in that layer. The latter is how I would approach the shot, having the shot composed on a tripod, get the frames with the ball, remove it and capture frames without it.

All in all that's a great shot and I may steal the idea for our tree one year. So cool!

thanks. It is a fun shot. Now I have to figure what to do with the crystal ball the rest of the year.

Yes the image in the ball was inverted. Since the background is abstract, I just flipped it. I could have rotated just the interior image if the back ground had been more interesting. I did take a second shot without the ball and support and then layered them. There was a tiny bit of cloning, but I can't remember why.

I hadn't thought about it in advance, so I was surprised that the ball had to be very close to the camera (short lens). Be sure to wipe the ball or you will get lots of fingerprints.




  
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Dec 28, 2015 13:58 |  #10

tandemhearts wrote in post #17830081 (external link)
thanks. It is a fun shot. Now I have to figure what to do with the crystal ball the rest of the year.

Yes the image in the ball was inverted. Since the background is abstract, I just flipped it. I could have rotated just the interior image if the back ground had been more interesting. I did take a second shot without the ball and support and then layered them. There was a tiny bit of cloning, but I can't remember why.

I hadn't thought about it in advance, so I was surprised that the ball had to be very close to the camera (short lens). Be sure to wipe the ball or you will get lots of fingerprints.

Ah, yup, now that you say that, I can see that you just inverted the whole image. There is a tiny part on the lower right where the lights and tree and angle inwards like they would at the top of the tree. But without being told that I never noticed and I was looking at these details. It's very close filling the entire frame, but just a touch of the corner. That is much easier and made a great photograph.

Thank you for sharing the dirty secrets of this image, and the tips on shooting my own.


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Jan 17, 2016 17:12 |  #11

Last one is outstanding.


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