195. Broken Placebo

by Jarvo Laysell May. 30, 2009 5433 views

These are beads that Lin bought for herself whilst on holiday last year. The Hualapai guy that sold them to her said that they had healing properties and she originally hoped that they would cure a pain in her shoulder. They had some limited success at first, but as the novelty wore off so did the placebo effect. Recently Lin has taken to wearing them all the time, not because of any medical value but because she likes them. Today though, they have broken. So the question we now have is, what can you buy to heal healing stones?


1. It is amazing how something that looks bright and shiney to the naked eye can look so grubby and tarnished under the macro lens. Any serious jewellery photography is going to require a lot of buffing and polishing beforehand.
2. I could find no angle of taking the shot that didn't get the reflection of the camera. I guess it's like those signs on the back of lorries: If you can't see my mirrors, I can't see you.
3. Surprisingly I thought the shots that looked the best were those taken using a flash I guess they have more sparkle.
4. It was deceptively difficult to compose the shot. Apart from being fiddly it seemed very hard to get the balance between natural and arranged. Any tips here would be welcomed.

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Birthe 8 years, 3 months ago

You have done a good job with the image,
and I don't think it looks arranged.
Interesting reading :)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Nikoleta Mladenova 8 years, 3 months ago

very Interesting !!!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Lynda 8 years, 3 months ago

Pretty beads and nice shot with reflections

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 3 months ago

Interesting exercise :-)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Ricardo 8 years, 3 months ago

hehe nice reflection
Great job :)

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Susan Jane 8 years, 3 months ago

I think u did a great job with the shot! Very nice!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 3 months ago

I think the colors and reflections are very cool! It really is an interesting shot.

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 3 months ago

I agree with [u]kormoran[/u]

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 8 years, 3 months ago

Stunning picture !

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Eric Abalea 8 years, 3 months ago

Malgré les difficultées cette composition est très réussie...

In spite of difficultées this composition is very successful...

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
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