I started out shooting today with every intention of doing today’s The Daily Shoots assignment (Make a photograph with a triangular composition) but, ended up here! I started shooting really close shots of the facets on another pendent and then got transfixed on the facets and wanted to incorporate more of them (the other pendent was a single stone). Hope you like!
Techie junk: Continuous lighting today! I used three different lights, one low camera left shooting through an umbrella to catch the underside. I then had another light (sitting on a stand) off to camera right which was slightly higher than the camera and shot through an umbrella. Now comes the fun part, I had a third light which I hand held and moved around inside the second light’s umbrella until I achieved the look I liked! Total blast doing today’s photo but man, where did the time go (thinking I am going to get busted from Amy as I put off doing the dishes)! 😛
Why do I include a link to my Flickr’s Lightbox? I really think the images look better (certain WP compresses) in the Lightbox. Check it out for yourself, let me know what you think.
Beautiful shot and beautiful pendant!
I know exactly what you mean about the DoF with the lower aperture. I’ve been working on that problem myself. I’m just not always as successfull at correcting it, as I am still tuning my eye. 😉
Thanx Cheryl, it’s something I keep reminding myself…need to try the shots with different apertures! 😀
What a great shot! The lighting works perfect as does the DOF.
Thank you Sandra. 😀
Lovely work David.
Soft lighting and those bokeh in the background makes this a wonderful shot.
Thank you Sasi, I can’t wait to experiment more with continuous lighting.
This is gorgeous David. You are really good with shooting products. Very nice composition and use of lighting. Thanks for sharing the technical part of it. It’ll come in handy. 🙂
I really enjoy shooing “product” type shots, expect to see more!
Beautiful shot, David! Thanks for the technical info, also!
Thank you and, you are more than welcome. 🙂
Nice shot David, I like the umbrella catch light on the silver. Are you using tungsten/incandescent bulbs, or daylight balanced? I ran into some color issues when mixing my continuous bulbs with my Speedlite, so I’ve just picked up a few daylight balanced bulbs to experiment with.
Hi Jim, I used daylight balanced lights, but didn’t use my Speedlite with them. Thought about it, just never did as the lighting worked! 😀
Very nicely done David! a nicely lit and executed shot!!!
Thank you Mike! To be honest, I haven’t done much with continuous lighting but plan on playing more with it!
I like the detail in the closest stones.
Thank you. I originally shot it at 5.6 but didn’t like the DoF so went back and re-shot at f/9. I like how the curl in the stones is where the bokeh starts. Thank you for stopping by as well as the comment.
As always… nicely done, David.
Thank you Nigel, I had fun on this one. 😀
Do you know what really shows “I Love You”..
A ring on the woman you love finger
Lol, this is true Denis. Thanx for stopping by and commenting, hope the weather up there is treating you guys well. 😀
It’s very beautiful! And a nice title to get out of trouble for not doing the dishes 😉
Lucky me, Amy was a little late getting home so as I was almost finishing up the dishes, she walked in…whew! Thank you for the comment.