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Old 02-22-2012, 09:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Oh, I forgot to ask... do you like the photo? <vbg>
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I think I see two reflections in the first photo, so I'd guess the pen is on clear glass, above a black background with a white center (or perhaps a black vignette through which a light is shining). The glass is much higher, so that the background is well out of focus. I haven't looked closely at the pen to count the lights yet.

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Oh, I forgot to ask... do you like the photo? <vbg>
Personally, I like it a lot.

And I'm thinking that there is a top piece of glass with a bottom piece that's translucent with a bottom light, and a top light.
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Counting the number of reflections is important in distinguishing glass from plexi
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Im gonna geuss glass with the 2 reflections
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Have you recieved enough replies yet? I am so anxious. :)

Either way the picture are really good. Well done!!
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Double reflection is plexiglass..probably smoked. Lit from below with floodlight style bulb. White reflector in front. Sides, back and top of box black, thus reflecting black in the plexiglass
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Oh, oh! iknow! iknow! ; )

I won't tell though.....

It does work nicely - I like how it comes out.
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Yes!

And my own thoughts on how you created it leans me towards the pen sitting on glass or plexiglass, either frosted or a translucent material to create the frosted light affect in the center. Finally a black frame under the above providing the hole for the light to shine through.

Optionally, some computer software to duplicate the effect of the manual (old fashioned) method I envisioned.
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Shall we entertain a few more speculations, or should I show the setup?
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