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You asked for still-life, so that’s what you’ve got.
I sat there trying to think of something to photograph for a while until my eyes were drawn to my spirit level not far from my reach….well I can’t stand to see wonky pictures on my wall. Anyway to me there’s something pleasing about the bubble in a spirit level. Well here it is anyway with some of those plastic protective corner things you get when you buy a photo frame from Wilko’s showing the angle of 45º.

Hope you like it!

1/500
F/5.3
ISO 50

Lighting was small slave flash fired behind white Perspex. The slave flash had a reddish coloured balloon stretched over it to give it this orangey colour you see here.

Smile

Camera:Nikon COOLPIX 8700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:Lexar CF
Title:45º
Username:Atlas Atlas
Uploaded:16 Jul 2006 - 4:10 PM
Tags:45 degrees, Angle, Angles, Atlas, Atlas30, Back lighting, Back lit, Bubble, Bubbles, Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Orange, Perspex, Red, Silhouettte, Specialist / abstract, Spirit level
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Imagine23
Imagine23  7241 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 4:18 PM

Like the 'preciseness' of this picture. Colour is interesting too. I'll never look at another spirit level the same again!
Lynn

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vismaya
vismaya  8 Ireland
16 Jul 2006 - 4:26 PM

Beautiful lighting, colours and shapes!

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fourfive
fourfive  8 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 4:29 PM

Fantastic presentation. You've managed to turn something very mundane into a very intruiging photograph.
Nice one. Gary

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Tina_Michelle
16 Jul 2006 - 4:31 PM

this is very neat! I like the angle on this and the precision and details. very clever ,artistic image.beautiful lighting on the liquid capsules.never thought a building tool could look so attractive.

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 4:32 PM

Cracking shot, so original.



CLIX

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Beardy
Beardy  879 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 4:35 PM

Nice colour, interesting still life object, and your right the bubbles are really pleasing to see and use!

Paul

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CliveA
CliveA  8 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 4:37 PM

I thought this was a stained glass window from the thumbprint, it would make a great one.
Clive

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 4:42 PM

Thanks everyone! Perhaps I should rename it 45ºc because the colour is quite hot to look at in this weather.

Smile

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DYankee
DYankee  8 United States
16 Jul 2006 - 4:46 PM

Fantastic work, Rob!
Love the lighting, coloring, silhouette, and over all idea. Well done!!!
Dawn Smile

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chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 5:01 PM

Well thought out & executed Rob,the title is perfect for the exactness of the angles...like the balloon idea,very creative..I thought they were for parties??
Janet

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clevercloggs
16 Jul 2006 - 5:03 PM

good image and title. Like the composition and the orange colour. click

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janehewitt
janehewitt  10215 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 5:34 PM

Another Atlas original! Well thought out and executed, as ever! Jane

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels e2 Member 9399 forum postsC_Daniels vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 6:13 PM

Great idea and title - taken well...

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timwilson
timwilson  8181 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 6:24 PM

Great stock shot, superbly concieved, lit and executed. Love it!

Tim

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Phoebecat
Phoebecat  8 Italy
16 Jul 2006 - 7:02 PM

Super idea - well caught. Just love your colour choice
Matt

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NickParry
NickParry  81016 forum posts Wales79 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2006 - 7:28 PM

Excellent composition and use of colour.

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timsmith
timsmith  9 England
16 Jul 2006 - 8:15 PM

Great idea, love the result, great colour too
Tim

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KathyR
KathyR  9 Canada
16 Jul 2006 - 8:24 PM

Who'd a thunk it? This turned out fantastic. Good for you.
Kathy

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 9:21 PM

Thanks for the votes everyone Smile

I think loads of people must have gone away this weekend or something? It's too quiet!!

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BarbaraB
BarbaraB  853 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 - 11:04 PM

Love the colours! Great abstract!

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Nic_WA
Nic_WA  9179 forum posts Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2006 - 12:19 AM

Ingenious! Well done Rob.
Nic Smile

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rosie42
rosie42  9 Australia
17 Jul 2006 - 12:55 AM

Very 'atlas' - well done Rob on another cleverly conceived, clean and well-lit abstract image ...

Susie :o)

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
17 Jul 2006 - 3:21 AM

This is awesome! like the colour,title and composition...very neat indeed...

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2006 - 4:08 AM

Well you have some nice angles, good colors, and nice contrast, I like it, really works! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Gecko
Gecko e2 Member 725 forum postsGecko vcard Australia
17 Jul 2006 - 7:27 AM

Love it, great shot. Pam

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TeresaH
TeresaH  91116 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 - 9:31 AM

What a great idea. I used to be fascinated by my dad's spirit level. It must be the bubble!

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 - 10:51 AM

Thank you all very much indeed for being so kind Smile

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paulcr
paulcr e2 Member 91536 forum postspaulcr vcard Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2006 - 10:58 AM

Fantastic abstract. Angles and colour are great. PAul

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lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1013935 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2006 - 11:42 AM

Great manipulation..sorry couldn't resist!
Really like this, very clever image indeed.
Chris

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 - 6:08 PM

Thank you Paul and Chris Smile

Very funny Chris!....






Not!





Smile

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 12457 forum postsCanonMan vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2006 - 12:01 AM

Great colours and shapes and composition.

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PatrickSmith
18 Jul 2006 - 2:27 PM

You sure come up with great ideas from right out of thin air. I like those angles and the colours too. For a moment, I thought you were talking about the temperature. 43c at my house yesterday!
Patrick

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jul 2006 - 2:38 PM

Thanks Steve and Patrick.

Yeah I know what you mean Patrick! It's pretty hot here too!

Smile

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BenF
BenF  8 United States
18 Jul 2006 - 5:45 PM

Nice and clean. Great shot, B&O is the new B&W

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jul 2006 - 6:34 PM

Cheers for the comment Ben Smile

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
18 Jul 2006 - 8:35 PM

Colours geometrical shapes, it has the lot Rob and as we always used to say as long as something is plumb straight level and square you cannot go wrong...nice idea and beautifully presented.
Doug.

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hayleyk
hayleyk  856 forum posts England
18 Jul 2006 - 9:26 PM

Brilliant image and colours
hayley

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Lou41
Lou41  8139 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jul 2006 - 9:54 PM

It's different, it's good and it's dam hot! well captured, LOUSmile

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jul 2006 - 10:30 PM

Thank you Doug, Hayley and Lou Smile

Yes it's a bit too hot to look at in this weather Lou, I shoud have used a blue balloon maybe.

Smile

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jacquienewsham
19 Jul 2006 - 1:09 PM

fantastic image,great idea,love the lighting and colour
samantha

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2006 - 10:19 PM

Great angle, great colour, great foresight - to think of such an unusual shot, GREAT image, well I really like it Rob!

Sez Smile

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jul 2006 - 10:00 PM

Thank you Samantha and Sarah Smile

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davidbailie e2 Member 10428 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2006 - 1:28 PM

As an ex woodworker I love tools generally and this is a great take on a spirit level

Dave

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Jul 2006 - 2:16 PM

Cheers Dave Smile

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xinia
xinia  954 forum posts
26 Jul 2006 - 2:39 PM

think this is absolutely brilliant! Superb!

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 - 9:20 PM

Thanks Maggie Smile

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ivana_kusman
30 Jul 2006 - 3:10 PM

very good composition

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MarkyMarc
MarkyMarc  9498 forum posts Canada
1 Aug 2006 - 1:54 PM

This is fantastic Rob. Great still life.

Marc

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Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 - 3:33 PM

Thank you Ivana and Marc Smile

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
4 Feb 2007 - 6:54 AM

Very Cool, Rob....Checking out some older shots, Luv the colours you've captured here!

Cheers and have a nice Sunday,
Suzan Smile

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Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Feb 2007 - 2:02 PM

Thanks Suzan
Quote: Checking out some older shots

They are all older shots seeing as it's been over six months uploading anything Wink

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starliz
starliz  91594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2007 - 8:37 AM

takes some imagination to go from a spirit level to this....lol brilliant.

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Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 - 11:58 PM

Thank you very much for your comment Smile

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hebdens
hebdens  8
19 Feb 2007 - 11:24 PM

stunning light and colour, very envious of your ability to see beyond an object, quite inspiring.
Tracy

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PaulY
PaulY  7
3 Mar 2007 - 9:51 PM

Having just gone through 3 years of major home improvement I have a great fondness for that tool. Thanks for a great tribute to my little friend!
Paul

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Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 - 5:19 PM

Thanks Tracy and Paul Smile

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Mjhearne  7432 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2007 - 10:54 PM

Well composed shot and nice use of colour!!
Different but striking!

Matthew

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Paddy  11254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2008 - 10:25 AM

great light & shape, love the colour, a please looking through your work SmileP

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
18 May 2008 - 8:26 PM

Thanks Matthew and Paddy Smile

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