Friday, April 19, 2013

FSO - Starburst

Light diffraction, bending light - blows my mind! 

Luckily I went around the farm practising a couple of weeks ago, as earlier this week I was happy to not even see the sun.  Yes, it rained!  And the sun was the last thing I wanted to see.  

I quite liked the starbursts through the trees but whenever I found a tree with a bit of character the sun wasn't behind it. I found it interesting that no two starbursts are the same and, to be honest, think it's a bit of hit and miss and you need a bit of luck to get it right.  Well, I do anyway.




How come this one created circles within itself?


And maybe someone can explain how I got those pretty light in there?


 Crap starburst but I captured a flying saucer!  Don't care how it got there - I like it! 


Yesterday I tried to apply the lesson to structures. You've seen the structures before, should have gone looking for something different but I'm a creature of habit.  I'd tried earlier in the afternoon on other structures but I think the sun was too strong - is that possible?  But by the time we returned from our walk, it had lost some of its sting and I'm happy with this one.


This was intended to be my best shot.  The light between the lights.  As you can see, it didn't quite work but I'll keep trying.
 

 I must be nuts because I came close to getting stressed about ever getting that right and now that it's done I think it was enjoyable.  Thanks, Rebecca, for the tutorial.  You make learning something new fun!  I know some of our group don't need any lessons but I do and I appreciate them.  

I expect to be humbled by what the rest of the team has for us this week.  But that's another part of the learning process that is FSO for me.

19 comments:

  1. I love all your shots Pauline! I didn't have much time to do this in the daytime, so I did it at night.

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  2. The good news is your lens is fairly clean. The bad news is it's got some dust on it, Pauline. That's where the little spots of colour come from. The light bounces off the dust but please don't ask me for the scientific explanation.

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  3. What a pretty set of shots. I had to laugh at your feeling stressed because I get the same way when I'm trying something new with my camera. Oh, we perfectionists! Our own worst enemies.

    I'm glad John explained the colors because it's something I've struggled with and wondered about too.

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  4. Great shots!! i love that you kept at it and tried all different things. That is how you learn. I have not had much practice with starbursts. I tend to photograph in a more natural way and less "edited"

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  5. That last starburst is my fav. Very well done.

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  6. Love your shots especially through the trees.

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  7. Very nice, even though I am still now sure how they come out this way. I have more but I viewed them as not so good LOL

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  8. You did well. I'm skipping this week.

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  9. These are very good. I am impressed.

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  10. Wow. Impressive. I've never tried it without a starburst filter which I did have once upon a very long time ago.

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  11. I did nothing special to get any of my shots, I was just lucky. No sun here for two days so I will have to try again. There are some good shots you got, however you got them.
    QMM

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  12. Great shots, Pauline. Thanks for commenting on my blog. No, you're doing nothing wrong - blogger 'ate' it, sigh.... Back to the drawing board.

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  13. You did a great job and thought of some very creative applications. So many good ones here.

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  15. I think there's a lot to be said for 'hit and miss' - you can't fake spontaneity!! And I LOVE your UFO!!!

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