Magpie by Night

by Susan December. 14, 2008 3018 views

This weekend it was time to clean the house for Christmas eve (the part that visitors see, anyway). As I began the semi-annual rinsing of the crystal bowl with red glass pebbles, Jarvo's excellent post came to mind: “Are We Not All Magpies?” [photoblog.com] From there I couldn't resist getting out the black velvet and continuing.

P.S. Anyone know how to remove the pixellation in the highlights? I tried uploading an unscaled as well as photos scaled to 800 pxl wide. Both turned out the same way on the post. Thanks for any suggestions.

Cleaning the red glass pebbles

All back in its spot

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Susan 11 years, 5 months ago

Thanks again to Hobbes - will be trying RAW files to see if that helps.

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Sara G 11 years, 5 months ago

Beautiful and clever post :)

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Susan 11 years, 5 months ago

I shot in jpeg, at the highest resolution possible - the original is 2068 x 3103 px. I peeked at my husband's monitor too; same effect. The sides and blues look OK - just the middle red spots in # 1. Glad it looked OK to you though. I'm out of my depth too - am guessing it's the monitor(s) rather than scaling during upload.

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Lynn 11 years, 5 months ago

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love #2 and #5 very nicely done :))

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Susan 11 years, 5 months ago

Hobbes - thanks! - both for the comment and for checking. I looked at the original again and the pixels seem to be there too - mostly in the middle red highlights in # 1.

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Michka43 11 years, 5 months ago

very very nice effects

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jp Fenyo (H.N. David) 11 years, 5 months ago

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11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Patsy Abbey 11 years, 5 months ago

Very pretty effects.

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 11 years, 5 months ago

Very nice shots. 2 and 5 are my favourites. Thanks very much for the link as well. :-)

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