Vase & Shadow

© Patricia A. Cale

Vase & Shadow

Uploaded: December 26, 2002


Taken next to a bright sunny window. I composed to eliminate the window pane from the composition. Also, I had to use a horizontal format to eliminate some of the bright reflections on the glass. Taken with a Canon AE-1, 90mm Tamron Macro lens, tripod.


Heather K. McFarland level-classic December 27, 2002

Love the shape of the vase and the green shadow!

I have a little 12 inch square white diffuser I use for images with glass or reflective surfaces as subjects. It's great for cutting down on the glare spots and very compact to carry in your camera bag also. Good for flower macros outdoors in bright sun also. #16730

Heather K. McFarland level-classic May 26, 2019

Forgot to mention. I used the diffuser on the ornament shot that you commented on earlier. I was getting hot spots from the window light near the top of the ornaments. The diffuser just reduced the glare in those areas to a nice glow instead. #34695

Patricia A. Cale May 26, 2019

Thanks, Heather. I have a 12" round diffuser too, but I didn't like the way it looked. I have some other shots I took that I used a 12" gold round reflector to add some gold highlights to the vase. I'll probably post one tomorrow. I also tried the white reflector, but like the way the gold looked best. Those two reflectors come in handy for a lot of different situations. #34697

Dolores Neilson May 26, 2019

This is an interesting compostion that I find appealing, Pat! Listening to you both discuss diffusers, I need to get to a camera shop and pick up a couple!! I've been using commercial size parchment paper to diffuse light and someone needs to hold it (usually me!) while I photograph! #34716

Patricia A. Cale May 26, 2019

Thank you, Dolores. The small diffusers are handy and don't take up much space in my camera bag. Trouble is, I sometimes forget I have them! But, I did pull them out when I was doing shots on this vase. #34809

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