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Loosing my Marbles

By Irishkate  
An experiment from Digital Photo Magazine to create colourful shadows. Not quite the same as the illustration but improvements will be made with practise or maybe some of you would like to try.
Dark room, white paper, I used blutack to stop marbles rolling
and a torch. I found an LED torch with white light best.
The border is practise with the Gradient tool with lessons from
LynneJoyce. Never a dull moment!
Sincere thanks to everyone for v&c for By the Light of the Silvery Moon
and I was delighted to receive User awards from Rontear, Keith(Niknut) and AlanCharlton - very much appreciated - thank you.

Tags: Specialist and abstract Marbles Saturday shadows Coloured border

Voters: ColleenA, LDorey, Joline and 51 more

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LDorey 9 4 1 England
18 Oct 2014 11:52AM
Its good to see someone try different things and not be afraid of it. I will try this myself having seen this. I will also vote for this image for your endeavour...regards Leigh Smile
ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
18 Oct 2014 11:52AM
How clever Kate...well done, it's terrific and I love your border as well
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
18 Oct 2014 11:53AM
An interesting experiment for sure. I especially like the blue marble and its shadow.
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
18 Oct 2014 11:55AM
What a lovely image for me to see after my busy week. Love that framing.Smile
mashwood10 11 6 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 11:59AM
Thank you for this Kate - this is stunning !!!

ade123 10 285 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 12:09PM
A great image Kate lovely idea and result and the border compliments it perfectly

I love this one Kate, very creative with a stunning result. I also love the frame which compliments the colours in the marbles and the shadows created which are perfect for SS. SmileSmileSmileSmile
JawDborn 11 1.3k 1 England
18 Oct 2014 12:32PM
Gorgeous colours. I love the border.

Hermanus 10 4 South Africa
18 Oct 2014 12:39PM
You created an amazing image here Kate !! I am impressed Smile Very well presented too
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
18 Oct 2014 1:10PM
Good to see you experimenting, Kate. I love trying out different lighting techniques for the weekly macro makes you think!


(Can just see the blutac under the nearest marble)
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 1:32PM
Clever Kate, I like this very muchSmile

18 Oct 2014 1:55PM
Very nice Kate, you have given me inspiration I have three glass spheres ( ha! not falling for that oneBlush) I'm going to try, will let you see the results. Again Great shot!Grin
18 Oct 2014 1:57PM
PS: Fantastic Shadow also!Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 2:00PM
De-light-ful (sorry Kate, couldn't resist!)
rayme330 11 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 2:15PM
A successful experiment Kate, very well done.

Shaji84 8 4 India
18 Oct 2014 2:21PM
Excellent imagery - very well done!!
myrab 16 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 3:18PM
What a good experiment, its great.

fotobee Plus
9 4 3 South Africa
18 Oct 2014 3:24PM
Excellent. Like the blue one. Regards Martin
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 3:31PM
Lost mine years ago Kate. They never were as bright and colourfull as these lovely ones however. This is stunning and I like the kaleidoscope effect in
your framing.
Peter GrinGrinGrinGrin
BIGRY1 11 3 8 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 3:42PM
I love the image. Great comp and choice of coloursGrin. I will be honest though, I am not keen on that borderSad
18 Oct 2014 3:53PM
An experiment that has paid off, Kate!SmileSmile
Digital Photo is packed with good ideas to 'have a go at' - it's amazing what you can learn - remembering these new techniques is the tricky part!!Smile

18 Oct 2014 5:10PM
I like the shadows of the marbles
The colours are beautiful
Wel done Kate

barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 5:25PM
Just keep on inspiring us please.....
walking boots for birthday pressie.....
we are very practical in our house!
1881 11 India
18 Oct 2014 6:27PM
A great shot, Mam, how are you. Hope well.

Regards - SANJEEV -
18 Oct 2014 6:49PM
Very creative and beautiful composition, Kate!
Fred263 11 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 9:27PM
Outstanding creative imagery, Kate. Great s.Saturday image too.

netta1234 11 382 2 Wales
18 Oct 2014 9:52PM
This is a great experiment Kate with lovely result,
but I hope that you don't mind if I say that a little bit less blu tack on the nearest one would be betterWink
I also like the borderSmile
18 Oct 2014 10:16PM
A good idea to have fun with ( but a bit careless with the blu-tack under that nearest marble ...attention to detail Kate )
jasonrwl Plus
13 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2014 11:12PM
interesting iodea Kate - thanks for your very kind comments earlier
mikbee 16 3 8 Scotland
19 Oct 2014 12:53AM
Not often I see colourful shadows Kate.
You clever clogs you !!
20 Oct 2014 12:06AM
Excellent work Kate, make a great image..Lin
pentaxpatty 10 30 2 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2014 7:57PM
This is wonderful Kate, love the colours and the border too, how lovely to see something different.

Thank you so much for the comments on the magazine shots. I had a few people fooled too. Smile naughty me Blush

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Glostopcat 17 255 2 England
8 Nov 2014 10:24PM
It's a good job you didn't loose them then as you'd have never have been able to produce this colourful and eyecatching image otherwise!Wink

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