Trudie Callan

Photo-a-Week Challenge

Week 10 – 39. Shot through Glass


Just getting over a bout of bronchitis and as the weather has been wet and windy I have been at home. I revisited an old technique I have tried which I found in the book “Understanding Exposure” by Bryan Petersen, p 72 -73 for theme 39 – Shot through glass. It uses a glass bowl balanced on 2 bricks with oil scattered in the water. A colourful scarf was placed beneath the bowl on the ground. The camera was mounted on a tripod  pointing  down to shoot through the water. I used a 90mm Macro lens and the camera set at f2.8,1/100,ISO500 shot in natural early evening light. I processed the RAW image in iPhoto and cropped it to get the best composition.

I found this tutorial in YouTube which gives another variation using a table lamp. More possibilities for something to do indoors.


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13 thoughts on “Week 10 – 39. Shot through Glass

  1. Trudie, this is beautiful. I thoroughly enjoy finding and trying tutorials. Good job!

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  2. That’s a very attractive shot indeed, and paired with a great write-up.


  3. nice to learn new techniques!

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  4. Beautiful! Thanks for all the information.

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  5. Beautiful colors! I thought when I saw that photo that your theme was going to be circles. Thank you for the info. I plan to look into that.


    • Good thinking! I might try the YouTube tutorial for that or backlit would be another theme it may fit! Great to get the creative juices flowing and have ideas from others to follow up too. Glad I responded to the invitation to do the Challenge.

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  6. Very nice and creative! Interesting technique too, thanks for sharing!

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  7. Thanks so much for the refresher course on how,you did it. A perfect indoor project. I will attempt it sometime as I plan to buy a macro lens finally.


  8. Thank you so much for sharing this information. I have learned something new and I will check out the You Tube video. I love this shot and the effect you got!

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