Peter Bargh

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July 22nd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 203 – Brew …ery

A close up of bubbles in a beer bottle. I purposely cropped tight on the word brew and shook the bubbles around until they uncovered the word in the glass. Taken with a Pentax K-5 and 100mm macro backlit on a light table using a Elinchrom light as the backlight.

May 26th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 146 – Letter V

Letter v of my alphabet sub section of the photo365 project is the side of a perfume bottle photographed upside down. 10 marks if you know what perfume. I really like photographing glass at the lens’ widest aperture because i like the way the edges and textures reproduce. I recall back to my first experience of this when shooting 5×4 film of two wine glass bottles, the result I got from the Polaroid test was wonderful – one of my favourite photo experiences.

May 19th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 139 – No Parking

I went over to Sheffield today to do some work with the Tamron 18-270mm lens. While I was out I spotted this interesting arrangement. Nothing was moved, all as found.

The shot is part of my photo365 project where I take a photo each day for 365 days. So far so good!

January 11th, 2011

Photo365 -Day 11 – Rim Light

I had good intentions tonight, but tv and cooking got in the way…so I did a rush job on this. My idea was to create a wonderful still life of a red wine bottle and glass with wine. I used a softbox with mask as a back light to create the rim light. And manual exposure shooting a few tests to get to the point that just the outline shows and not the bottle or label.

Glass and bottle

This is the best, but I need a more expensive glass to do the shot justice and I need to work on the balance of rim light and dark areas. I also need a better mask. I intended to get some black card today but the Worksop didn’t have any. Craft shop visit is on my to do list.

So a few excuses, but I’m still reasonably happy with it. Although it’s nowhere near what I’d intended to stick up, and I’m now too tired to continue and time’s running out…day 11 and my Photo365 has caught me out.