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45º

By Atlas    
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

Tags: Atlas Red Angle Bubbles Orange Atlas30 Bubble Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Back lit Back lighting Angles Spirit level 45 degrees Silhouettte Perspex Flash and lighting

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Comments


Imagine23 9 241 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 4:18PM
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 10 Ireland
16 Jul 2006 4:26PM
Beautiful lighting, colours and shapes!
fourfive 10 8 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 4:29PM
Fantastic presentation. You've managed to turn something very mundane into a very intruiging photograph.
Nice one. Gary
16 Jul 2006 4:31PM
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.
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
16 Jul 2006 4:32PM
Cracking shot, so original.



CLIX
Beardy 10 79 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 4:35PM
Nice colour, interesting still life object, and your right the bubbles are really pleasing to see and use!

Paul
CliveA 9 5 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 4:37PM
I thought this was a stained glass window from the thumbprint, it would make a great one.
Clive
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 4:42PM
Thanks everyone! Perhaps I should rename it 45ºc because the colour is quite hot to look at in this weather.

Smile
DYankee 9 6 United States
16 Jul 2006 4:46PM
Fantastic work, Rob!
Love the lighting, coloring, silhouette, and over all idea. Well done!!!
Dawn Smile
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
16 Jul 2006 5:01PM
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
clevercloggs 11 237 2 United Arab Emirates
16 Jul 2006 5:03PM
good image and title. Like the composition and the orange colour. click
janehewitt 12 215 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 5:34PM
Another Atlas original! Well thought out and executed, as ever! Jane
C_Daniels Plus
11 399 10 England
16 Jul 2006 6:13PM
Great idea and title - taken well...
timwilson 10 181 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 6:24PM
Great stock shot, superbly concieved, lit and executed. Love it!

Tim
Phoebecat 10 1 Italy
16 Jul 2006 7:02PM
Super idea - well caught. Just love your colour choice
Matt
NickParry 10 1.0k 79 Wales
16 Jul 2006 7:28PM
Excellent composition and use of colour.
timsmith 10 3 England
16 Jul 2006 8:15PM
Great idea, love the result, great colour too
Tim
KathyR 11 Canada
16 Jul 2006 8:24PM
Who'd a thunk it? This turned out fantastic. Good for you.
Kathy
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 9:21PM
Thanks for the votes everyone Smile

I think loads of people must have gone away this weekend or something? It's too quiet!!
BarbaraB 10 53 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2006 11:04PM
Love the colours! Great abstract!
Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
17 Jul 2006 12:19AM
Ingenious! Well done Rob.
Nic Smile
rosie42 11 7 Australia
17 Jul 2006 12:55AM
Very 'atlas' - well done Rob on another cleverly conceived, clean and well-lit abstract image ...

Susie :o)
Ceciliat 11 6 Philippines
17 Jul 2006 3:21AM
This is awesome! like the colour,title and composition...very neat indeed...
glazzaro Plus
11 70 23 United States
17 Jul 2006 4:08AM
Well you have some nice angles, good colors, and nice contrast, I like it, really works! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
Gecko 9 25 Australia
17 Jul 2006 7:27AM
Love it, great shot. Pam
TeresaH 10 1.1k United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 9:31AM
What a great idea. I used to be fascinated by my dad's spirit level. It must be the bubble!
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 10:51AM
Thank you all very much indeed for being so kind Smile
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
17 Jul 2006 10:58AM
Fantastic abstract. Angles and colour are great. PAul
lobsterboy Plus
12 14.6k 13 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 11:42AM
Great manipulation..sorry couldn't resist!
Really like this, very clever image indeed.
Chris
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 6:08PM
Thank you Paul and Chris Smile

Very funny Chris!....






Not!





Smile
CanonMan Plus
14 524 4 England
18 Jul 2006 12:01AM
Great colours and shapes and composition.
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
18 Jul 2006 2:27PM
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
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2006 2:38PM
Thanks Steve and Patrick.

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

Smile
BenF 10 14 United States
18 Jul 2006 5:45PM
Nice and clean. Great shot, B&O is the new B&W
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2006 6:34PM
Cheers for the comment Ben Smile
highlander 12 32 Scotland
18 Jul 2006 8:35PM
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.
hayleyk 10 56 England
18 Jul 2006 9:26PM
Brilliant image and colours
hayley
Lou41 10 139 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2006 9:54PM
It's different, it's good and it's dam hot! well captured, LOUSmile
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2006 10:30PM
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
19 Jul 2006 1:09PM
fantastic image,great idea,love the lighting and colour
samantha
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
19 Jul 2006 10:19PM
Great angle, great colour, great foresight - to think of such an unusual shot, GREAT image, well I really like it Rob!

Sez Smile
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2006 10:00PM
Thank you Samantha and Sarah Smile
davidbailie 12 457 7 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2006 1:28PM
As an ex woodworker I love tools generally and this is a great take on a spirit level

Dave
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2006 2:16PM
Cheers Dave Smile
xinia 11 54
26 Jul 2006 2:39PM
think this is absolutely brilliant! Superb!
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2006 9:20PM
Thanks Maggie Smile
30 Jul 2006 3:10PM
very good composition
MarkyMarc 11 498 Canada
1 Aug 2006 1:54PM
This is fantastic Rob. Great still life.

Marc
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 3:33PM
Thank you Ivana and Marc Smile
Very Cool, Rob....Checking out some older shots, Luv the colours you've captured here!

Cheers and have a nice Sunday,
Suzan Smile
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2007 2:02PM
Thanks Suzan
Quote:Checking out some older shots

They are all older shots seeing as it's been over six months uploading anything Wink
starliz 11 1.6k 3 England
14 Feb 2007 8:37AM
takes some imagination to go from a spirit level to this....lol brilliant.
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 11:58PM
Thank you very much for your comment Smile
hebdens 10 5
19 Feb 2007 11:24PM
stunning light and colour, very envious of your ability to see beyond an object, quite inspiring.
Tracy
PaulY 9
3 Mar 2007 9:51PM
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
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2007 5:19PM
Thanks Tracy and Paul Smile
Mjhearne 9 432 4 Scotland
1 May 2007 10:54PM
Well composed shot and nice use of colour!!
Different but striking!

Matthew
Paddy 13 254 8 England
16 May 2008 10:25AM
great light & shape, love the colour, a please looking through your work SmileP
Atlas 12 621 United Kingdom
18 May 2008 8:26PM
Thanks Matthew and Paddy Smile

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