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Tony Britton

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Re: Black Foam Core Projects
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2017, 07:17:27 AM »
A few more I hope you'll enjoy. This set includes starfish, one of which is illuminated.

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Re: Black Foam Core Projects
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2017, 07:29:29 AM »
Another beautiful series. Well done, Tony.   :)

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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2017, 07:32:09 AM »
I like the black background as well...how does it look hanging in your living room?
Thanks for looking and commenting. I tend to favor smaller prints in groups of three rather than one large print. 8x10 or 11x14, for example. Most of the walls in my home feature white walls so I think the contrast looks rather nice. I've had many of these seashell images printed on small polished / glossy ceramic tiles and then placed on a stand and displayed in a curio cabinet. They also look fantastic.

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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2017, 07:33:37 AM »
Another beautiful series. Well done, Tony.   :)
I appreciate that very much.

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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2017, 07:34:57 AM »
A  nice set there, Tony.
Coincidentally I have been photographing against a gloss black base and black board this weekend (for a local club competition) and it has got the creative thoughts going. It can be very effective as you have shown, especially if you can get the reflection right.

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Re: Black Foam Core Projects
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2017, 09:48:40 AM »
A  nice set there, Tony.
Coincidentally I have been photographing against a gloss black base and black board this weekend (for a local club competition) and it has got the creative thoughts going. It can be very effective as you have shown, especially if you can get the reflection right.
It sounds like you have a solid game plan for your upcoming competition. Best of luck to you! Yes, capturing nice reflections can present a bit of a challenge but it's certainly worth the extra effort. Many of my seashells have interesting textures that provide a wonderful playground for the interplay of light and shadow. I light them from an oblique angle to achieve an effect very much like viewing a first or third quarter moon photograph. The seashells appear to emerge from the blackness of outer space!

I love astronomy. Here's an aquarium photo of a jellyfish that I've titled "Inner Space Meets Outer Space." I think it has a real outer space feel about it! The particles floating within the tank appear very much like "stars." Hand-held, no cropping.

Inner Space Meets Outer Space

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Re: Black Foam Core Projects
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2017, 10:43:24 AM »
Outstanding work Tony, these images are lovely.  I'll have to try this sometime.
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Re: Black Foam Core Projects
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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2017, 10:52:04 AM »
This was from my first session - jpeg straight from the camera


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Re: Black Foam Core Projects
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2017, 12:05:23 PM »
This was from my first session - jpeg straight from the camera

The fact that the lemon shows no seeds is impressive  ;)   I like the photo too!!

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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2017, 12:49:12 PM »
Most of the shells I have, or seen, are bleached white.  You have a wonderful collection, and photos match the shells, too.
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Re: Black Foam Core Projects
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2017, 08:13:35 PM »
Lovely shots Tony.

The ones with the reflection - is that glass on top of the foam? Or is it a mirror?
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Re: Black Foam Core Projects
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2017, 10:14:55 PM »
Outstanding work Tony, these images are lovely.  I'll have to try this sometime.
Yes, it's a wonderful tabletop project. Thanks for looking and commenting.

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Re: Black Foam Core Projects
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2017, 10:25:36 PM »
This was from my first session - jpeg straight from the camera
Congratulations on this excellent result. Artistically and technically superb. Feel free to keep posting to this thread if you'd like so everyone can admire your work.

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« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2017, 10:31:26 PM »
Lovely shots Tony.

The ones with the reflection - is that glass on top of the foam? Or is it a mirror?
The reflections result from the seashells being placed upon a mirror, then the mirror upon the foam core board.  Most of these shells are quite small so a reasonably small mirror is fine. I bought a nice quality oval shaped mirror at a glass shop.

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Re: Black Foam Core Projects
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2017, 10:38:04 PM »
Most of the shells I have, or seen, are bleached white.  You have a wonderful collection, and photos match the shells, too.
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I have ones as you describe, as well. The really "showy and shiny" ones in the photos here have been polished, though not by me. I purchase these types of shells at a shop on a municipal wharf. They can also be purchased online from a variety of websites.

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« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2017, 10:38:04 PM »