This set of images was created by holding the camera lens close to the inside wall and base of a glass salad bowl, and pointing the bowl towards different objects or scenes. The results are quite interesting.
The bowl (iittala - made in Finland) has ribbed sides, and the base is made up of glass 'droplets' or 'bubbles'.
In this instance, I pointed the bowl towards the azaleas in our garden, which were in full Spring bloom at the time. In each bubble, you can see the front of our house, and the flowering azaleas along the front (upside down, due to the way the bubble refracts the scene).
In each of the first six Variants, the images were then cropped into a square shape in Photoshop, and the saturation and contrast were adjusted, to obtain maximum effect.
In Variant no. 7, you'll see the glass bowl, turned upside down, and surrounded by dark blue light. You'll notice that the glass bubbles protrude from the base of the bowl, hence, when the bowl is placed on a flat surface, such as a table, the bubbles are what actually touches the surface. You can view a plate that is similar to the salad bowl that I used to capture these images, by clicking on this link.
I know these images are not to everyone's taste, however, I think they show my creative and imaginative side. I have to say, in the years that I've been uploading to online photography sites, I have not seen anything similar
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