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Jan Clarke

Joined January 2010

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28.08.2013: Featured in Australian Women Photographers.

08.09.2013: Placed in the Top 10 in the Empty Glass Challenge.

Featured in Lost in Space on 05.10.2013.

Featured in The Art of Glass on 10.02.2014.

This photo was taken primarily for a challenge – glass containers which must be empty. I haven’t played with glass in quite a while now so, when I saw this challenge, I decided to see what I could come up with.

I have oodles of glass vases but deciding which one/s to use wasn’t easy – I like them all. I ended up deciding to use two. Then deciding how to set it up and how to shoot it. Decisions, decisions! All up, I ended up spending about 3 hours getting this shot – an eternity for me. Lol, patience is not one of my talents. :-(

I took lots of test shots trying various f/stops and shutter speeds. I wanted the deep rich blue to stand out against the white backing while still allowing the transparent snifter to show clearly. It was a very gloomy day so the white was looking gray in just about every photo.

I finally settled on this one; the only change I made was using Curves to increase the whiteness and emphasise the blue. I was lucky that this, the last photo I took, I liked as my batteries went flat less than a second after I took it!

Many thanks for looking – I hope you like it. All comments are much appreciated.

Pentax K100D, Sigma 28 – 80 mm lens. Shot in RAW in natural light.
Exposure: 1/10th second;
Apperture: f/5.6;
ISO: 400; and
58.0 Foca length.

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