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Spotted Stuck's (Ken's) work on CIC website and thought I'd "point to it" from here. In my opinion, it is well done! Good luck Stuck and you have my vote!
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That's brilliant!
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Glad you like it.

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That one is an award winner without doubt.

Well done, Ken! Very well done! :clap:
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BobH wrote:
22 Apr 2021, 17:19
...winner without doubt...
Not so sure myself. We'll see.

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:clapping:
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stuck wrote:
22 Apr 2021, 14:34
Glad you like it.
Ken
And I'm curious how you accomplished it. I have the glass ball but I've never done much with it.

And yes, I do hope your talent is recognized in CIC! We won't know until early May though. :cheers:
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Agreed :clapping:
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Jubbly!!

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Skitterbug wrote:
22 Apr 2021, 18:50
...I'm curious how you accomplished it...
Umm, I pointed the camera and squeezed the shutter :grin:

It was an art installation in a pond situated in the middle of a large lawn that was surrounded by mature trees in the grounds of a stately home. Judging by the grime along the water line, the glass ball had been in the pond for a while. I don't think the glass ball was free floating though, otherwise prevailing winds would have almost certainly made it drift up against one side of the pond. The glass is obviously not plain glass but made such that the surface looks iridescent. It was a bright clear day so the surface of the ball reflected the surroundings.

I didn't have to do much post processing to get from the actual shot to this version, just cropping and a bit of contrast and careful sharpening.

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Skitterbug wrote:
22 Apr 2021, 18:50
... have the glass ball but I've never done much with it.
Hi Skitterbug.
It's quite simple once you get the hang of it:-
You look into it, and you see the future.
That is, you see what you should pay attention to in the days to come! :clever:
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stuck wrote:
23 Apr 2021, 08:17
Skitterbug wrote:
22 Apr 2021, 18:50
...I'm curious how you accomplished it...
Umm, I pointed the camera and squeezed the shutter :grin:
Thank you for sharing the information regarding how this opportunity for your image occured! :smile:
I'll remember to use this technique next time I'm out and about with the trusty camera! :rofl:
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
23 Apr 2021, 08:22
Skitterbug wrote:
22 Apr 2021, 18:50
... have the glass ball but I've never done much with it.
Hi Skitterbug.
It's quite simple once you get the hang of it:-
You look into it, and you see the future.
That is, you see what you should pay attention to in the days to come! :clever:
Cheers
Chris
Such an astute observation! :bananas: :thankyou:
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Keep up the good work, Ken
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
23 Apr 2021, 08:22
Skitterbug wrote:
22 Apr 2021, 18:50
... have the glass ball but I've never done much with it.
Hi Skitterbug.
It's quite simple once you get the hang of it:-
You look into it, and you see the future.

At the risk of appearing pedantic, when you look through a camera you see the past! :grin:

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Graeme wrote:
02 May 2021, 08:15
At the risk of appearing pedantic, when you look through a camera you see the past! :grin:
And the past is very worrying, isn't it.
This is the origin of the phrase "past tense"... :sad:
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The next time Ken gets his camera out there will be nothing to worry about.

If fact it will be future perfect!

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Graeme wrote:
02 May 2021, 11:55
...nothing to worry about.

If fact it will be future perfect!
Graeme, I've sent you a Private Message in response to your optimism.

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