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N 19 B 1.5K C 18 E Nov 25, 2017 F Dec 20, 2017
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Marbles on LED lightbox.

This is the second from the trial set I took a few weeks ago of marbles on a lightbox for the Macro Mondays theme of Game Piece which never went anywhere. The original image wasn’t terribly good but I like the composition so a rescue effort was needed.

The marbles are veritably ancient, battered ones dating from my boyhood. Happy days!

Aren’t the colours pretty? The image is really a bit of self-indulgence: I processed it in a way that concentrates on abstract form of the colours in a high key rendering, largely ignoring the extra noise this produced.

For 7DWF Macro/Close-up theme.

Thank you so much for taking time to look. I hope you enjoy the image!

[Handheld. Cheap and cheerful LED lightbox for illumination. LR: a bit of contrast and clarity and a bit more Vibrance. A tickle of saturation.
In Photo - Levels: dropped the white threshold to white-out the greys and increased the black level to give more definition in the colour bits; Shadow/highlights: bumped highlights; Clarity boost; Unsharp Mask to sharpen and Denoise to take out the worst artefacts; dark vignette to draw attention to the centre.]

Tags:   high key marbles blue macro bright 7DWF lightbox close-up glass red colours spheres

N 9 B 767 C 5 E Jan 14, 2018 F Jan 14, 2018
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Marbles on a lightbox.

This is from a set of four different process interpretations of an image of marbles.

I thought this image would be good as a basis for playing around for Sliders Sunday because they have strong colour and repeating shapes in a high contrast image.

They are all messed around based on the original image and two versions prepared with Topaz Glow, blended with different blend modes. I also converted the image to LAB colour format and inverted several of the channels in some of the versions.

I totally lost track of what I did, but then that’s the fun taking control. If you want to have a try just play around with the ideas and see what you come up with. Have fun!!!
I’ll post the original image linked in the first comment - if you want to use it feel free, please just let me know (and perhaps share where your fun took you :) ).

Which do you prefer? I had to choose one for the Sliders Sunday group!

Thank you for taking time to look. I hope you enjoy the images! Happy Sliders Sunday :)

Tags:   marbles HSS layer blends LAB inversions Sliders Sunday

N 10 B 789 C 4 E Jan 14, 2018 F Jan 14, 2018
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Marbles on a lightbox.

This is from a set of four different process interpretations of an image of marbles.

I thought this image would be good as a basis for playing around for Sliders Sunday because they have strong colour and repeating shapes in a high contrast image.

They are all messed around based on the original image and two versions prepared with Topaz Glow, blended with different blend modes. I also converted the image to LAB colour format and inverted several of the channels in some of the versions.

I totally lost track of what I did, but then that’s the fun taking control. If you want to have a try just play around with the ideas and see what you come up with. Have fun!!!
I’ll post the original image linked in the first comment - if you want to use it feel free, please just let me know (and perhaps share where your fun took you :) ).

Which do you prefer? I had to choose one for the Sliders Sunday group!

Thank you for taking time to look. I hope you enjoy the images! Happy Sliders Sunday :)

Tags:   marbles HSS layer blends LAB inversions Sliders Sunday

N 12 B 876 C 6 E Jan 14, 2018 F Jan 14, 2018
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Marbles on a lightbox.

This is from a set of four different process interpretations of an image of marbles.

I thought this image would be good as a basis for playing around for Sliders Sunday because they have strong colour and repeating shapes in a high contrast image.

They are all messed around based on the original image and two versions prepared with Topaz Glow, blended with different blend modes. I also converted the image to LAB colour format and inverted several of the channels in some of the versions.

I totally lost track of what I did, but then that’s the fun taking control. If you want to have a try just play around with the ideas and see what you come up with. Have fun!!!

I’ll post the original image linked in the first comment - if you want to use it feel free, please just let me know (and perhaps share where your fun took you :) ).

Which do you prefer? I had to choose one for the Sliders Sunday group!

Thank you for taking time to look. I hope you enjoy the images! Happy Sliders Sunday :)

Tags:   marbles HSS layer blends LAB inversions Sliders Sunday

N 51 B 3.1K C 50 E Dec 6, 2017 F Dec 6, 2017
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Glass marbles on lightbox.

I originally took this as a trial shot for the Macro Mondays group theme Game Pieces last week. But the day went from bad to worse, both with photography and circumstances, and I eventually abandoned putting anything in. I decided to concentrate on enjoying the creativity of others.

I had another look at some of these shots this week and I thought this one might be redeemable. It’s for the 7DWF macro/close-up theme.

These marbles are from my boyhood collection which is why they are so battered :)

In colloquial English to lose one’s marbles is to go insane, which I thought was humorously appropriate in the light of last week.

Thank you for looking. I hope you enjoy the image

[In LR cropped to 16:9 for a cinematic feel, rotated to get a diagonal emphasis. Increased exposure for a high key image. Tweaked vibrance a little, but kept clarity and saturation down to save the detail. Into Photo for very light adjustment in Topaz Detail and Topaz Clarity to try and get the colour/detail/edges balance a bit better. A bit more tweaking with sharpness and shadows and a slight dark vignette.]
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Mármoles de cristal en lightbox.

Originalmente tomé esto como una oportunidad de prueba para el tema del grupo Macro lunes Game Pieces la semana pasada. Pero el día fue de mal en peor, tanto con la fotografía como con las circunstancias, y eventualmente abandoné todo. Decidí concentrarme en disfrutar de la creatividad de los demás.

Eché otro vistazo a algunas de estas fotos esta semana y pensé que esta podría ser canjeable. Es para el tema 7DWF macro / close-up.

Estos mármoles son de mi colección de niños y por eso están tan maltratados :)

En inglés coloquial para perder los mármoles es volverse loco, lo cual pensé que era graciosamente apropiado a la luz de la semana pasada.

Gracias por mirar. Espero que disfrutes de la imagen.

[En LR se recortó a 16: 9 para obtener una sensación cinematográfica, se rotó para obtener un énfasis diagonal. Mayor exposición para una imagen clave alta. Ajustó la vibración un poco, pero mantuvo la claridad y la saturación para guardar los detalles. Into Photo para un ajuste muy ligero en Topaz Detail y Topaz Clarity para intentar mejorar el equilibrio entre color / detalle / bordes. Un poco más de ajustes con nitidez y sombras y una ligera viñeta oscura.]

Tags:   high key marbles macro bright 7DWF lightbox close-up round glass


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