52 weeks with Carolyn

A Theme Based Photo Blog

Week 47 #49 Tiny World


This past week my photography group took a field trip to The Ringling Museum in Sarasota.  Several of us brought along a new toy we had purchased, a 80mm Crystal Ball with a small square crystal cube stand.  I bought mine months ago and have never had the opportunity to pull it out and experiment photographing images through it until that day.

Setting the stand and ball on a flat surface you focus the camera through the ball to capture an image. The photo is now upside down, tiny and slightly distorted into a sphere shape.  When the photo is flipped in post processing you now have a tiny world inside the crystal ball.




Author: CarolynEliason

I have always enjoyed photography, but with encouragemet from family and friends over the past several years I began to realize I really love it! Belonging to this blog and a local digital photo group has challenged me to look at the beauty of the world and to enjoy capturing it with my camera.

9 thoughts on “Week 47 #49 Tiny World

  1. Lovely image…sorry to have missed this outing.

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  2. Interesting capture with the crystal.

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  3. Wow, that is so cool! When I saw you at the Ringling with the crystal ball, I was curious about the technique. Thank you for the explanation and the beautiful image.

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  4. Great job, Carolyn! I will be very lucky if any of my crystal ball shots come close to this high quality.

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  5. SO cool – and clever of you to think of it for this theme!!

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  6. Really wonderful capture! Colors are really great —

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  7. Thank you for sharing how you took it. I had not got round to rotating it. Great idea. I have been experimenting too. Interesting effect looking straight down the lens with the ball underneath.


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