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mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2209 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2020 9:21AM
I love the reflections in the glasses!

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23 Mar 2020 9:23AM

Quote:I love the reflections in the glasses!


Thanks - the shot was arranged to create these - I think they give the image a focal point. Appreciate your comment
Saastad 1 16 5 Norway
23 Mar 2020 9:49AM
Great photo! I agree with Moira, about the reflections.
Also like the composition a lot.

Arne
dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1645 England
23 Mar 2020 12:16PM
The only problem with non-tungsten sources is that hte colour balance can be rather weird - though that's not necessarily a disadvantage...
23 Mar 2020 12:42PM

Quote:The only problem with non-tungsten sources is that hte colour balance can be rather weird - though that's not necessarily a disadvantage...


Hi - Thanks for the comment. I think if there's just one colour of light source (as in this case) it's fine as you can easily rebalance with RAW if you wish. If there was more than one source at different colour temperatures then that can be challenging to correct......
23 Mar 2020 1:40PM
An interesting and beautiful portrait.
russftl 5 242 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2020 3:06PM
Where's you get your light sticks from? It's something i've looked into in the past but I couldn't find a solution i liked for a decent price.
23 Mar 2020 3:15PM

Quote:Where's you get your light sticks from? It's something i've looked into in the past but I couldn't find a solution i liked for a decent price.


Hi @russftl - I looked into my emails and I can't find the one from where I bought them. It was a year or so ago - I bought 4 for about 50 if I remember right from an online lighting store. They were 5-foot ones as 6-foot were too expensive. I got single ended so there were less wires and wired the end with the correct connectors.

Have to be safe if doing this with mains - make sure there are no exposed connections.......

Hope this helps a bit......
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2020 4:18PM
Elegant GrinGrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2209 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2020 6:32PM
OK, time to scatter some GEA fairy dust. This was the first upload that I short-listed and I still love it. Not just the reflections, but the angularity, and the way the two sets of angles (arms and lights) balance. And the colour. (Although conversely I reckon b&w would work).
Moira
23 Mar 2020 6:40PM

Quote:OK, time to scatter some GEA fairy dust. This was the first upload that I short-listed and I still love it. Not just the reflections, but the angularity, and the way the two sets of angles (arms and lights) balance. And the colour. (Although conversely I reckon b&w would work).
Moira



Thanks Moira - for the award and for the B&W suggestion - I'd never thought of B&W but I just did a quick conversion and you're right - it does work well. Shows how blinkered we can become about our own work and how others can open our eyes...... I'll do a proper conversion and post it soon....
russftl 5 242 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2020 10:52PM
4 for 50 isn't too bad! I was considering getting freestanding ones too, but they seemed equally expensive. I'll have a mooch around online and see what it throws up again.
dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1645 England
25 Mar 2020 4:57PM
The freestanding ones (plasterers' lights?) are sometimes on offer, rather cheaper than usual. mistere bought a couple, as I recall...
25 Mar 2020 6:38PM
Like everything the price is dropping - these are very similar to the ones I used https://www.lampshoponline.com/6ft-28w-led-t8-tube-single-ended.html but now around 10 for a 6-foot.

Remember you will need a connector for the end and you'll need to wire this up - and it's all mains voltage - so you need to be able to do that safely. You could use this https://www.amazon.co.uk/MASUNN-Connector-Integrated-Fluorescent-Bulb-200cm/dp/B0788GPJFW and chop one end off and use a 13-amp plug (with a 3A fuse) to plug the tube in........
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2209 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2020 9:51AM
And congratulations on POTW. (It's not often the site agrees with my choices...)

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