Walkway

Another crystal ball shot from our Florida trip. Thank you for your wonderful comments about yesterday's sunburst crystal ball shot! I'm heading out tomorrow for a meeting in California and am planning to take it with me again - so much fun to use! Several had asked about the size of the ball -- I think about 50mm, ordered from eBay. Inexpensive there. This was one of many walkway shots I took while visiting our friends in Florida. Processed in Nik Color Efex with a soft focus filter. Upped the contrast in Aperture.
Still behind in commenting and likely to fall a bit further with this second trip this week. Things then settle down next week and I'll be catching up then. Thanks for your patience!
Extras - Heavenly Treat: http://365project.org/taffy/the-also-ran-ph/2014-03-04
Rusty shot (GRT): http://365project.org/taffy/special-photos/2014-03-04
Way cool! FAV!
posted March 5th, 2014  
This is a fabulous perspective and composition. Love it. FAV.
posted March 5th, 2014  
You are very creative and talented! fav
posted March 5th, 2014  
Wonderful shot and nice symmetry! Loving the crystal ball!
posted March 5th, 2014  
What a superfun shot! Love the colors!
posted March 5th, 2014  
this is super sweet! fav
posted March 5th, 2014  
Wonderful lines and I love the placement of the crystal ball!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Ok.you know I am a nature nut.And I love all the sunset and sunburst images with a Crystal.But this is THE most awesome one ever! Seriously! Fav!
posted March 5th, 2014  
I like this a lot ..fav
posted March 5th, 2014  
Crazy good shot..:)
posted March 5th, 2014  
@mzzhope Thanks so much, Hope!! I really appreciate your comment! I tend to like geometric and structural kinds of photos, so think that is what attracted me to the walkway. I must have taken 25 photos of it in different times of day and from different angles. But this was my favorite of all of them so I'm glad you liked it a lot!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Wow, these crystal ball shots are so creative and striking. another fav
posted March 5th, 2014  
Cool crystal ball shot
posted March 5th, 2014  
Awesome perspective.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Ooooh I love this - well done.
posted March 5th, 2014  
This shot is brilliant A fav
posted March 5th, 2014  
Super choice for the ball. fav
posted March 5th, 2014  
Very cool
posted March 5th, 2014  
brilliant super cool shot. love the lines and the reflected image.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Wow, that's another beautiful shot. The clarity is fantastic!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Gorgeous, fav!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Fabulous! A fav for me.
posted March 5th, 2014  
WOW stunning love these crystal ball shots sooo brilliant with such a simple yet effective subject matter... Fav!!
posted March 5th, 2014  
This shot is amazing! Instant FAV! Where in California will you be?
posted March 5th, 2014  
Brilliant shot. Wonderful placement of your globe to get the inverse of the leading lines.
posted March 5th, 2014  
@salza @steampowered Thanks Sally and Paul. The placement ended up as the trickiest part and the only way I did it was trial and error. So happy to have a delete button on my camera so many of the shots never had to see the light of day!
posted March 5th, 2014  
@thirdjoe Thanks Joe, for the fav! We'll be in the middle, I think -- Carmel. I was there several years ago and think that, depending on time, I should have some good photo opportunities.
posted March 5th, 2014  
This would have been a great photo without the crystal ball. Now its a great photo that's fun with a cool perspective.
posted March 5th, 2014  
@taffy Carmel is a beautiful part of California's coast. If you ever make it to San Diego let me know.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Gorgeous FAV!
posted March 5th, 2014  
@thirdjoe I will! One of my nephews lives in LA and occasionally surfs near SD, and his brother lived there for a few years about 5 years ago -- also a surfer. Any suggestions for photo spots near Carmel? It would have to be something that could be done within about 90 minutes.
posted March 5th, 2014  
FAV x 100, LOVE this -you took my breath away with this one!
posted March 5th, 2014  
@taffy Sorry, but I don't know that area. I drove my motorcycle thru there about six years ago. Just go to the coast, all of it is gorgeous!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Stunning Fav! The reflection in the crystal ball is so sharp and that blue is heavenly. The town of Carmel is quite picturesque - I remember seeing a beautifully landscaped gas station there! You could take the 17- mile drive!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Awesome!!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Wow, amazing!! Definitely gotta get me one of those crystal balls! :-) They just amplify the experience! Love the inversions...
If you do find yourself in San Diego one of these days make sure to look me up....would love to meet you and show you around.
posted March 5th, 2014  
This is such a great shot and again love the use of your crystal ball. FAV
posted March 5th, 2014  
Great shot, this works really well. Just ordered myself a crystal ball can't wait to get started
posted March 5th, 2014  
I think it's great that you are using a prop to make your shots creative, so many people just shoot what they see and are afraid to add objects to the image . It's not a case of just photographing it in different locations, you are using your crystal ball to enhance your shots. (Not sure why I needed to comment you probably saw all the feedback in your crystal ball)
posted March 5th, 2014  
Awesome pov.
posted March 5th, 2014  
This is fantastic. Would love to see what you could do with the crystal ball with some of your urban landscape shots.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Lovely capture and great reflection Taffy.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Love it.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Beautiful set up, works so well with all the lines. Fav
posted March 5th, 2014  
Wow......love this crystal ball effect!!!
Stunning lines and colours.
Fav
posted March 5th, 2014  
I have to get me something like this...love it!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Wish I could double Fav. This is amazing.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Fabulous - Fav
posted March 5th, 2014  
Wonderful shot!
posted March 5th, 2014  
wow amazing! Love this picture!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Clever pespective with a lot of impact. I like your positioning of the sun.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Wonderful shot!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Great place for a crystal ball - brilliant photo
posted March 5th, 2014  
awesome!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Wonderful capture - perfectly balanced
posted March 5th, 2014  
This is wonderful, Taffy. Fav!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Very cool - love that you captured strong lines. I've seen these crystal balls since my first year at 365 - always with great results. I really need to invest in one!
posted March 5th, 2014  
@kass Thanks, Kass! I did the same -- I'd seen others using them last year and finally looked into it. I didn't realize they were so inexpensive. I think mine (on eBay) may have come from overseas and took a few weeks, but it was under US$15.00
posted March 5th, 2014  
@panthora Thanks Osia!! I'd take you up on it. It sounds like there are some great photographers in your area and a meetup there would be really fun. If I didn't already have other travel in place, I'd have done that this winter, given how miserable ours has been!!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Love this!!! I just bought one of those, now I need to get out and use it!!
posted March 5th, 2014  
@taffy Great! I'll certainly look at getting one then - would love to use this at my cottage down by the lake.
posted March 5th, 2014  
@hopess13 You'll have a lot of fun, but don't get discouraged -- I have had massive fails compared to the few successes!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Wow! This is such a creative shot, and I love the strong lines and composition. Fav.
posted March 5th, 2014  
This is just perfect Taffy! Instant fav!! Have to try that myself sometimes!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Awesome shot, love the soft main image and the super focus crystal ball. Will have to try this myself some time
posted March 5th, 2014  
This is so cool! What a great use of the crystal ball! Love the leading lines. Fav!
posted March 5th, 2014  
According to ur crystal ball-It predict a sunny weather coming ur way-- great and creative shot:)
posted March 5th, 2014  
Fabulous capture!! FAV!!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Fav. I love it. very creative like you.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Congratulations on making Trending Page. Well deserved.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Wow! I think this is the best of your crystal ball shots. A fav. Congrats on the trending page.
posted March 5th, 2014  
fav. cool!
posted March 5th, 2014  
this is just fabulpus, must get myself a crystal ball to try one day, stunning shot
posted March 5th, 2014  
Fantastic shot, and very creative. You're gonna make me get myself one of them balls :-)
posted March 5th, 2014  
The placement of the ball is so perfect! Great shot all around. Fav'd it the second I saw it!
posted March 5th, 2014  
great shot. Very interesting concept.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Amazing shot, love the clarity in the sphere. A Fav.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Instant fav! Love the lines. Great comp!
posted March 5th, 2014  
love this - really fabulous!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Such an amazing shot! Fav!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Superb, what an amazing effect.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Jo
What a great idea and shot I especially like the PoV. Perhaps I can get my son to buy me a crystal ball for my b-day next week!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Very cool pov and perspective. Love the colours and the symmetry.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Fantastic!!! so clever
posted March 5th, 2014  
@jo13 An early happy birthday!! Send him to eBay as that's the place where they have the most. It may not get here in time, but is well worth the wait! Thanks for your kind comments on the shot!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Super awesome. A really good idea.
posted March 5th, 2014  
Terrific - instant FAV!
posted March 5th, 2014  
Fabulous! I think I could have a lot of fun with one of those.
posted March 5th, 2014  
This is super spectacular! Loving the composition.

I'm glad you shared about the size of your ball. I have the 80mm, and it just seems too big sometimes - hard to work into a composition, hard to keep it all in focus. Maybe I need another!
posted March 6th, 2014  
This is a very cool shot. Wonderful composition and perspective. Fav
posted March 6th, 2014  
HUGE FAV!!! I have to get me one of those!! (crystal balls)....this is magnificent. Just could never say enough about it! FaVulous!
posted March 6th, 2014  
Love the lines in the shot, but the crystal ball makes it an even more interesting shot. What a great idea.
posted March 6th, 2014  
Amazing eye. I wsnt a crystal ball! Fav.
posted March 6th, 2014  
great repeating lines
posted March 6th, 2014  
Really love the lines on this one, great use of the crystal ball. I might have to dig mine out again for a trip to the pier. Lovely shot.
posted March 6th, 2014  
OMG BRILLIANT !!! FAV
posted March 6th, 2014  
Fantastic. Love the symmetry. Fav
posted March 6th, 2014  
what a wonderful image!
posted March 6th, 2014  
Love the use of leading lines.
posted March 6th, 2014  
I like this shot a lot.
posted March 6th, 2014  
Very creative and wonderful.
posted March 7th, 2014  
clever shot love the lines and reflections.
posted March 7th, 2014  
Wow, this is fantastic!! Love it, fav!
posted March 7th, 2014  
another incredible shot - FAV!
posted March 7th, 2014  
very smart to take a crystall ball to the pier!
posted March 8th, 2014  
Fav! Gorgeous shot!
posted March 8th, 2014  
Love it! Fav!
posted March 9th, 2014  
Fabulous, like @archaeofrog I have a bigger version and think it is too heavy for my luggage. Do you use a polarizing filter as there is no glare?
posted March 9th, 2014  
@pixiemac Thanks Sarah! I used my Nikon 14-24 which can't take a filter as it has a fish-eye looking bulgy sort of lens. I was really low to the ground so I think that helped with the glare.
posted March 9th, 2014  
so creative, and amazing clarity! Oh, and congrats on TT!!
posted March 10th, 2014  
These are great. That crystal ball really adds to the composition.
posted March 10th, 2014  
WOW WILD FAV!
posted March 10th, 2014  
@michaelelliott Thanks Michael, for the wonderful comment and fav on this and the bridge shot. It was fun getting out of the urban mindset for the two trips and push myself to do some different types of photography. I'm glad you thought they were good ones! The one of the walkway using the ball is one of my favs that I've shot.
posted March 10th, 2014  
@taffy - yeah I gotta try one of the ball shots. Where do you get them? Maybe I can put the city in it.
posted March 10th, 2014  
@michaelelliott You'll love it and be able to do great things with it! I ordered mine (size was about 50mm) on eBay. I think it came in from China -- took about 2 weeks. I've seen a bunch of them on eBay recently for anywhere from $4.99 plus about that much in shipping to up to about $15.00. So really, not expensive for a camera toy!
posted March 10th, 2014  
Very clever...great image!
posted March 11th, 2014  
very cool!
posted March 12th, 2014  
This is really realy COOL! I need to do more with my crystal ball!
posted March 13th, 2014  
totally inspiring - i have a big marble which will have to do for now but you have got me thinking!! fav!
posted March 13th, 2014  
OMG, MUST GET BALL. MUST GET BALL! Awesome.
posted April 21st, 2014  
@darylo Glad you found this shot -- it's one of my all time favorites of my own. You NEED one of these balls -- I'd love to see what you do with it!! I ordered mine on eBay and it was cheap. Came from China or Korea and took about 2 weeks. Mine's about 50mm.
posted April 21st, 2014  
@taffy I love these shots with the balls--so creative, but this one really stands out. I'll look on eBay, but after another week. Spring + school = batcrazy
posted April 21st, 2014  
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