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By chase
The construction of my 'shadow box' is underway so I thought I would try it out.
The light is from a slit in the top section that I can widen or narrow, depending on where I want the light and how much I need.
For this practice I used a small LED torch perched on the top and jiggled it about until I was fairly happy....ish Wink
No other light is involved but I found the shadows on the base just a touch harsh so I think a window flap cut into each side of the box would help.
I can't wait to refine the box a little better and try it out on some of my old bottles.

I did drop a slight texture on the back , it was boring Wink
Anyroad, here you go................

Thanks for getting this far.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Leaves Still life Hdr Torch Experimental Figs Textures and layers Shadow Box



HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
3 Oct 2022 11:50AM
Figs, my favourite fruit! Or on second thoughts, are these red onions? No, they’re figs! That’s a beautiful filigree candle-holder, Again that rather sensuous ‘film noir’ feel to this, like the plums and scales image👌 Am intrigued with how much energy you put into these images, Janet, and the fine results you get. Good luck with the light box ☀️

3 Oct 2022 12:45PM
Looking good, Janet, a nightlight or similar ( wouldn't want to set fire to all your hard work Wink ) just out of shot on the right might just lift those shadows enough ????

chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
3 Oct 2022 12:59PM
Hmm, a little nightlight may do the trick, I will test it out and see what happens.
3 Oct 2022 1:03PM
Interesting. It would be good to see your setup cos I can't visualise your shadow box. How does it differ from a light box?
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
3 Oct 2022 1:25PM
Love figs! And love your figs here, Janet, a very lovely setup 😀👍🏼
Trev 😀
bricurtis Plus
17 2.8k 53 England
3 Oct 2022 1:26PM
Like this Janet - the light on the figs looks good to me whatever you used.
3 Oct 2022 3:23PM
Wonderful still life image,
3 Oct 2022 3:28PM
Quality still life Janet, personally I like the subdued light.Smile
saltireblue Plus
13 14.0k 86 Norway
3 Oct 2022 4:31PM
Flighty figs fortuitously fashioned, fotographed (sic) and framed fabulously.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
3 Oct 2022 5:30PM
Thanks everyone.
Dave, wonderful to have your UA, thank you.
Robert, many thanks for your GEA, so very complimentary.

Quote:Flighty figs fortuitously fashioned, fotographed (sic) and framed fabulously.

I'm not even going to try and say that out loud !! Wink

Quote: How does it differ from a light box?

I will try and answer your question Fiona.
For me, a light box lets the light in, a shadow box keeps the light out except from above.
I have made mine out of a cardboard box, so, open at the front with a moveable/removable top.
All painted black on the inside or lined with black paper/material.
The top has a slit cut in it, just about in the middle, with a length of cardboard cut a little wider than the slit so it can be moved over the slit to control the amount and direction of the light. Then, a light of whatever source coming from the top only.
Therefore it creates shadows on the base. I can slide in different bases on the bottom, depending on what effect I am looking for.
I will try and find a decent link and post here shortly.
Janet xx

Here you go , mine is similar but I can change the 'Window' size with the wider length of cardboard and I have mine ( at the moment) with the 'window' at the top.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
3 Oct 2022 6:15PM
Hi Joline, fab to have your UA, thank you.
af1 Plus
10 1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2022 8:01PM
Beautiful still life ...you cannot beat a fresh figs !
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
3 Oct 2022 8:08PM
The figs and the ?Lamp work well together--

I am intrigued by your lighting set up-- very innovative!
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2022 9:00PM
Gorgeous, rich colours, Janet.
And love the figs, too.
Has a medieval Persian 'feel' to it.

James124 Plus
8 73 57 Portugal
3 Oct 2022 9:33PM
Luscious and delicious.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
3 Oct 2022 10:06PM
Thanks everyone.
Bill and Moira, wonderful to have your UAs, thank you so much.
Janet xx
3 Oct 2022 10:26PM
Excellent. Thanks for the link. Got it Grin
bluesandtwos 13 544 1 England
4 Oct 2022 9:13AM

Quote:Interesting. It would be good to see your setup cos I can't visualise your shadow box. How does it differ from a light box?

Beat me to it ! Smile

chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
4 Oct 2022 10:17AM
Nice mod Willie, thank you.
Fefe Plus
11 84 51 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2022 4:18PM
Excellent colours Janet, and arrangement too!
Watched your link. Looks so easy to do the shadow box, its the arranging and taking the shots that get me flustered. You must have the patience of a saint!
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
4 Oct 2022 8:32PM
Thanks all.
Bobby and Herbert, thank you so much for your UAs, I am delighted.

Now, I expect you all to be recycling your cardboard boxes Wink Wink
Janet xx
Beautifully done Janet.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
10 Oct 2022 12:24PM
Thank you Somnath, wonderful to have your UA.

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