Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Close Up and Personal - Day 21

Tiffany-Style Stained-Glass Lampshade  

Double source incandescent and fluorescent lighting  
- colored glass back-lit by compact fluorescent and side-lit by tungsten incandescent bulbs      

The pinks and yellows and greens here are pretty close to the original stained-glass colors in a lovely Tiffany-style lamp which I enjoy every time I turn it on.
 Accurately reproducing colors lit by two different light sources is tricky at best. I'm not satisfied with the results here, and so I will be working on this set-up again.


Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

This boggles my brain. How could you balance the two? In setting your studio lights or a set filter in processing or in the camera? Or do it by eye? Magic wand time... :)

Mavis said...

The camera settings were baffled and so were the pre-sets in Photoshop. In the end, I was able to get the colors pretty close to the original by eye-balling the monitor against the lampshade as I was making the adjustments.
I think that this would be a good exercise to do again using two bulbs with the same light temperature.

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Yes, that would be interesting -- once with one and again with the other pair. Funny that the human eye could do what the computers could not.


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