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4-21-06 mirror and smoked glass

4-21-06 mirror and smoked glass

I put up a diffuser screen behind the camera to hide some of my stacked up woodshop tools. I noticed that it was at a slight angle at the top but decided at least the tools were out of sight. I placed a small mirror against my pull down black background. It tended to push the background back a bit and also gave an interesting angle to the vase and flower. I used one smith-victor hot light through a diffuser screen. You can see the wide reflection on the vase. I added a little vignette around the edges to draw attention inward.
I used my light meter for my setting instead of the in camera meter and didn't bother checking to see how close they might be.

Canon EOS 20D
1/8s f/8.0 at 100.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Buz Kiefer24-Apr-2006 15:36
Beautiful Al. Very nice composition and I think the vignette was very effective.
Karen Leaf22-Apr-2006 12:45
nailed it. I always knock myself out when the foamcore is a little too short but you carried it off perfectly.... love this one.
chrisse22-Apr-2006 10:12
You're a master in this still life setups. Well done, the lighting is perfect.
faye white22-Apr-2006 10:04
absolutely gorgeous!
ArminB21-Apr-2006 23:55
very nice, well done! :o)
Alf Terje Vollan21-Apr-2006 20:28
Great work.
laine8221-Apr-2006 20:26
so delicate & charming !!
Cindy Flood21-Apr-2006 19:05
You made a beautiful still-life. I like the off-kilter reflection.
J. Scott Coile21-Apr-2006 16:11
I have really been enjoying your lighting experiments Ed.
Beverly Wickersham21-Apr-2006 14:52
Beautiful job. The light is wonderful.
sandy barbour21-Apr-2006 13:54
Lovely image Ed!
Roe..21-Apr-2006 13:44
wow this is sooo beautiful...v
Gayle P. Clement21-Apr-2006 04:57
Beautiful work! You're going to make me buy some smoked glass yet!
Peter Stahl21-Apr-2006 03:25
Very creative. Well done Ed. You never run short good idea's.GMV.
Vilone21-Apr-2006 02:48
Beautiful work!Lovely tones & reflections!Great dof too!~Voted!
Char21-Apr-2006 02:16
Beautiful picture. GMV
Guest 21-Apr-2006 02:11
Great work. Looks like your meter is spot on.
Scott Browne21-Apr-2006 01:32
Really nice effect and comp. Love the multiple reflections.
David Royall21-Apr-2006 01:26
Very interesting to read the set-up of this shot.
De'Carr Studio21-Apr-2006 01:23
Grand!! gmv
Tom Darby21-Apr-2006 01:03
Very nice Ed, looks like we were both focusing on daffodils tonite :)
Yours is outstanding! v!
Mindy McNaugher21-Apr-2006 00:59
This is exquisite! Vote!
Adrian Reilly21-Apr-2006 00:58
Beautiful work gmv