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Old 01-09-2011   #1
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I don't generally consider still life shots to have people parts in them, but didn't see another category better suited for this shot.

This was for an assignment in a photo group - "Light or Lights".

started with a glass marble. I ground the back half with course sand paper and using an arrangement of heat-shrink tube, super glue, and gaff tape I fed light into the back with a fiberoptic cable leading from a gelled SB-600.

The light from the marble did not spread in my hands at all, so I used a second SB-600 with a long soda-straw grid and another gold gel to put the hot-spot in my hands. I then used a 17" square DIY soft box for low-level fill.

Processed as an pseudo HDR to preserve the texture in the marble.

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This came to mind the day after I took this photo -
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Summer of 2009 - the Indianapolis Women's Chorus performs Rollo Dilworth's "Hold The Light". I recorded the concert. Shortly after, a friend, Tom, has a stroke. His wife, Stephanie, who sang in the IWC concert, emailed me and asked me to send her an MP3 of Hold The Light - that she needed to hear it.

Here is the MP3 file I sent to Stephanie to help her through those dark times.
http://sonicartistry.net/mp3/HoldTheLightIWC.mp3

"When in the Darkness, Hold The Light" ... that's the message I get from this shot - and the title. I'm going to dedicate this image to Tom and Stephanie.

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Great Job - Very interesting and creative!

Thanx for sharing all!

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Thank you so much for sharing such a thought provoking piece of art and the processes you put into it..
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Excellent creativity
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Dude. Excellent photo doesn't give you the compliment you deserve for all the work you went through to capture this piece of art. But...Excellent Photo.
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this is AMAZING Zemlin - by far, the best image I've ever seen of yours -
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I like this image! Nice to see it was done in camera and ta for the explanation too.

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Happened upon a surprisingly similar image today - this is the best copy I could find
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Very clever and a beautiful image too.
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Stunning image! I hope you hang this one!
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