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Bob_B

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Sweet Gum Balls
« on: December 25, 2018, 04:55:03 pm »

A lighting study with sweet gum tree seeds, also known as sweet gum balls. C&C welcomed. Thanks for viewing. - Bob
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Re: Sweet Gum Balls
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2018, 04:21:18 am »

Pleasingly weird. Perhaps a little too brown?

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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 07:53:36 am »

...Perhaps a little too brown?

Thanks Jeremy. I think you're right, and I plan to continue to play around with the tint before printing.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 08:09:51 pm »

I think if it were my project, Id try introducing a bit of backlight. Not very much, but I bit would (I think) give them a lot more depth.
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Re: Sweet Gum Balls
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 06:10:33 pm »

Sadly, my first response is (*^#$&*^%%$!!! , having stumbled over these annoying seeds a zillion times - and - they do not rake up well - bounce all over the place. My cat, on the other hand, found them quite entertaining. Sweet gums are fast-growing, and do very well in Missouri. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidambar_styraciflua

However, they are lovely in themselves, and this is a nice photograph.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 08:04:43 am »

...However, they are lovely in themselves, and this is a nice photograph.

Thanks NancyP.
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Re: Sweet Gum Balls
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 08:07:11 am »

I think if it were my project, Id try introducing a bit of backlight. Not very much, but I bit would (I think) give them a lot more depth.

Thanks for your suggestion. I have several photos with backlighting, but they didn't accomplish what I had in mind, which emphasized the sharp spikes by contrasty imagery. However, now that you mention it, I think I'll revisit those backlit photos and see if any merit further work.
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