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Golden Twilight 2


 

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Golden Twilight 2
Golden Twilight 2
Effects created in-camera.
(Nikkor 180 mm w/extension tube, Provia 100,...mixed lighting.)
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Bob Cammarata

 
 
 

Paul Michko
 

Wonderful composition, Bob.


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July 25, 2006

 
PickYourShots.com - Carolyn M. Fletcher

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  I love love love this!!!!


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July 25, 2006

 

Bob Cammarata
  Thanks Paul and Carolyn for your comments.

This is a different version of a similar photo I submitted last month.

Bob

(p.s...Carolyn, I like your new mini-pix.) :)


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July 25, 2006

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  This is GREAT, Bob!!!


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July 25, 2006

 

Bob Cammarata
  Thanks Colette.


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July 25, 2006

 
divinelovephotography.com - Donna La Mattino Pagakis

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  This is excellent, a real winner!! Congratulations!


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August 26, 2006

 
chrisbudny.com

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  Beautifully done! The background is marvellous!


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August 26, 2006

 

Leonard Pierce
  Congratulations Bob!


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August 26, 2006

 

Paul Michko
  Congratulation on a great finalist, Bob.


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August 27, 2006

 
paulparent.org

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  Great composition, superb.


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August 27, 2006

 
- Virginia Leone

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  OOOh, so pretty...I love this. Congrats!


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August 27, 2006

 

Bob Cammarata
  Thanks everyone for your kind words.

The setup for this photo and others like it were created on one of days when there was "nothing to shoot".

I've used this same background in the past for other subjects.
A wide aperture setting...and how you direct the auxillary light source are the primary factors in creating these out-of-focus halos of light.
A simple prop found lying around in the woods can be turned into a work of art when light is utilized as the primary point of interest.

Bob


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August 27, 2006

 

Claudine Grove
  So pretty! These are my favorite colors and kind of pictures. Congrats!


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August 28, 2006

 
chrisbudny.com

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  And now, an amended Congratulations, on this winner!


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August 28, 2006

 
KayBeausoleilPhotography.com

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  Fun with light and DOF! Congratulations, Bob, on your win for this cool image!


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August 28, 2006

 

Bob Cammarata
  Thanks Claudine Christopher and Kay for your nice comments.

It's definately fun to play with light.
It's subtle nuances and intricacies is what makes photography so intriguing and challenging...(for me, anyway).

Bob


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August 28, 2006

 
photosbyjanine.com - Janine Russell

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  Bob, excellent detail, lighting, exposure and composition; congratulations on your Second Place Win.


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August 28, 2006

 

Bob Cammarata
  Thanks Janine!
(...love your hummingbird photos!)

Bob


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August 29, 2006

 

Sheila K. Floyd
  This is one of my favorite shots out there! I love it... Love the lighting! I am always working on this beautiful type of in-camera lighting...Have you ever heard of Bokeh form of photography... This depicts is to perfection.. Congrats on your win!! It's so well deserved, even if it WAS with a Nikon (lol, ;0)


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August 29, 2006

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Congratulations on your WIN, Bob!


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August 29, 2006

 

Nadya Johnson
  Awesome and amazing, Bob! Congratulations on your VERY stunning WIN!!


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August 29, 2006

 

Deborah Sandidge
  Very creative work, Bob - a beautiful winning image! Congratulations!


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August 29, 2006

 

Bob Cammarata
  Thanks Sheila, Colette, Nadya and Deborah for your comments.

Actually,...I'd never heard the term "Bokeh" before. (I had to Google it to see what it was.)
I've been experimenting with this technique for a few years with macro subjects and studio shots...and with each session I'm becoming even more fascinated in this process of playing with light.

Bob


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August 29, 2006

 
- Sharon Day

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  Big congratulations on this gorgeous win, Bob!!! Well done!


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September 02, 2006

 

Bob Cammarata
  Thanks Sharon!


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September 02, 2006

 

Glenda H. Travis
  Wow! This is awesome and better yet, created 'in camera'...I am so jealous! Wonderful Bob and well deserved WIN!


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September 04, 2006

 

Nobu Nagase
  Wow, fabulous shot!!!
Many congrats, Bob!!!
...what's keeping this from the 1st?..., just superb!!!


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September 22, 2006

 

Bob Cammarata
  Thanks Glenda and Nobi for your nice comments.
Sorry for taking so long in responding but I just returned home from a road trip and I'm trying to get caught up.

These types of in-camera background effects are not real difficult to create.
A wide aperture setting, a close-focusing lens or accessory and an auxilliary light source are all that are required (and of course, a subject to place in the foreground).
You also need to be aware of the color temperature of the light you are using to create the background highlights and be extra careful not to let it spill onto the subject.

In this particular scenario the aux. lighting was a simple flashlight...which I always carry in my pack. The background was a flat slab of granite encrusted with mica crystals.
A smaller piece of mica-encrusted rock was utilized as a base to display my subject, a dried out snail shell which, like the rocks, was found lying around in the woods at the scene.

...As to "what's keeping this from the 1st?"...:
Maybe Sheila F. was on the right track...I did use a Nikon ;)

Bob


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September 22, 2006

 
- Usman M. Bajwa

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  Belated CONGRATZ on your stunning Winner!!

UB.


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