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Peter Whitfield / 17 items

N 33 B 1.5K C 12 E Jan 6, 2017 F Jan 6, 2017
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Hoarfrost on a fence post.
I spotted this in my garden and loved the abstract concentric rings caused by frost on the annual rings of the wood post.
Thanks for looking - critical comments always welcome!

Tags:   grey concentric macro Ice Crown hoarfrost depth of field circles frost close-up abstract white crown ice cold

N 170 B 9.1K C 32 E Jan 21, 2017 F Jan 23, 2017
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Satsuma on a lightbox.

Tags:   Nikon D90 sunset sun spots peel It's A-Peeling To Me sunrise satsuma orange Macro Mondays

N 179 B 3.2K C 47 E Jan 30, 2017 F Jan 30, 2017
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Venner timeswitch retrieved from my father-in-law's garage which uses a clockwork mechanism to drop contacts into a bath of toxic mercury (on right). Mercury vapour poisoning (from the arcing contacts) has number of psychotic symptoms including delirium and hallucinations. Wouldn't pass Health & Safety these days!
[Mixed tungsten and daylight using table tripod and timer release; processed in LR (darkened, colour temp adjusted and slight vignette) and then moderately mangled in Topaz Adjust and Clarity, particularly for dirty detail and colours.]

Tags:   electricity mercury toxin psychotic steampunk Contraption madness clockwork clock corrosion time complex switch Macro Mondays macro timer

N 142 B 10.7K C 18 E Apr 2, 2017 F Apr 2, 2017
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Iberis.
It was a sunny day today and the Iberis is at it's best just about now. It makes a white carpet low down but when you look at it you see it's made up of lots of compound flowers with multiple florets, each quite pretty.
This shot shows one about 2-3 cms across.
It's a welcome sign of the garden getting into full swing for the year!
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy the detail :)
[Hand held in daylight. Minimal processing in LR with slight dark vignette, square crop and minor rotation and centring of the original image.]

Tags:   floret peace carpet flower Iberis compound flower purity yellow cover white

N 88 B 3.0K C 45 E Apr 2, 2017 F Apr 3, 2017
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Sherry Schooner.
I took a leisurely few days to think of a really clever, original, achievable idea for this week’s Macro Mondays theme. To help, I scoured the house up and down for suitable coloured objects…
Blank. That was the total result…

Been there before.

So, I decided to give up being clever and have some fun for myself instead. Making this image combined two things I’d been wanting to play with: glass reflections and refractions, and using the PC screen as a controllable coloured light source.
This is the outcome. The glass is Royal Brierley hand-cut lead crystal sherry schooner a couple of decades or more old. They still make them to this pattern though each one varies slightly as they are hand made and cut. The total height of the image is about 2¾ inches.
It’s placed about six inches directly in front of the screen which has a straight split between the orange on the left and blue on the right. The lighting and focus effects are quite complex when you look at them, partly because of the light multi-pathing in the glass I guess.

Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for pausing to look and even read!

[As an aside in colour theory terms the colours I have chosen aren’t quite complements (opposites) in RGB terms, more like split complements.
Tripod mount, delayed shutter. Colour corrected monitor displaying #E5471E and #1C00EB. Very light processing in LR – almost any other mangling or sharpening I tried made it worse. The magenta artefacts in the image are as seen.]

Tags:   complements glass blue tension Orange and Blue sherry mirror pop art refraction split complements reflection schooner Macro Mondays orange colour


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