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The Grapes of Wraith by Bryan Freeman

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We went shopping tonight. As usual I found the food boring and must have, of course. Can’t live or create without it. However, while my beautiful wife was hunting and gathering, I was off in my own little world, looking at the normal, everyday household items and I had the lens in my eye (figuratively speaking of course), as one does from time to time.

I spied some fishing products on special this week. They had lures and sinkers and floats and these little beauties, glowing beads. Why would anyone make something so awesome just to attach to a fishing line to throw into the sea!

These were expensive, for a non-necessary item, considering we are saving to go to the Middle East on hols next year. I threw them into the basket then continued throwing the necessities on top.

When we got home I was patient. We unpacked the groceries, I made dinner while my wife chatted on the phone (women are good at that … ;-)) Hehehehehe

After dinner I set it all up…the light to ‘charge’ these little glow balls, the camera and the tripod, the crystal cube to place the various glasses that would be holding the glow balls….and then…… began.

It started with this image, and it didn’t end until over one hour later. The images are taken in total darkness and except for some minor playing around with contrast and lighting in post-processing, they are straight from the camera.

I hope you like this, the first in the series. The glowing balls were put into a shot glass. However, I prefer to call them The Grapes of Wraith

Canon 400D
Canon Lens 18-55mm

2 July Featured in Superbly Visual

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The links below will take you to various sets of my work:

  1. Persepolis
  2. Pasargadae
  3. Persia
  4. Esfahan – Iran
  5. Shiraz – Iran
  6. Time Lapse
  7. Black & White
  8. High Dynamic Range – HDR
  9. Birds
  10. Sydney
  11. Luna Park – Sydney
  12. Long Flat – NSW
  13. Sofala
  14. Fireworks

I live in Sydney, Australia and love to travel. I enjoy creating landscapes scenes using my Canon DSLR cameras and lenses.

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  • CarmelL
    CarmelLover 5 years ago

    Sometimes it all just comes together! Nicely done. The glasses are an excellent showcase for the beads and the colour is so attractive.

  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanover 5 years ago

    Thanks Carmel, apprecaiate your nice comment. I might have to re-visit it again one day soon but with other household items…the ideas have started now but first, I must do sometinhg else with some other things that glow that has been needing to be done for a while now….(rather cryptic I know but all will be revealed in time)

  • sstarlightss
    sstarlightssover 5 years ago

    So beautiful work, Bryan! Great creation and I bet you had great fun doing it! ;o)

  • Thanks starlight, appreciate your nice comments. Yes, it was great fun with these little light balls, so much so, I’ll have to play with them again soon.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760over 4 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at Superbly Visual!

  • Woohoo, thanks very much Colin.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 4 years ago

    The photo is excellent, but I REALLY enjoyed you writing! Made me smile! Delightful!!!

  • Thanks for your nice comment Heather, greatly appreciated. Glad my description also made you smile.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • 4artisticdesign
    4artisticdesignover 4 years ago
    very interesting image and the story leading up to the image as well congrats
  • Thanks for that, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

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