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Soft Tones  365/338 | by steveblackdog
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Soft Tones 365/338

A bit of a departure from my normal style, but it's fun to try something different.

Maybe I'm just in a mellow mood, as it is the opposite of the normally hard,crisp and contrasty images I do.

The softness is down to the subject though, the setup is exactly the same as I used for the glass of drink yesterday. No digital trickery either, as apart from a slight crop and resize, this is straight from the camera. The slightly warm tones are produced by the paper below, which give a hint of colour to the flash lighting. I could have corrected the white balance or even changed it to a monotone image, but I liked the warmth.


Guess I had better say what it is, as it may not be obvious :)

It's the top of a drinks decanter and is in a frosted glass, with a slightly opaque plastic bung to fit into the bottle part. The frosting on the glass almost acts like it's own light diffuser.


Rather than the normal setup shot, I have shown inside the light box/table that I used for the shot. and added a bit more of a description below.

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Taken on April 30, 2011