Vortograph #2 by randystreat

Vortograph #2

My Get Pushed partner challenged me to try vortography. I did use her link to start the research and continued on to a few others to look at images taken this way and how they were done. What I discovered is that it would be a lot easier if I'd had a photographer's helper to hold the prism while I shot through it. I used 3 mirrors taped together in a triangular shape. For this one I stood the tube on a glass table and sat the subject (a white feather down in it) then shot into the triangular tube. I did come up with some interesting effects although my focus was a bit off in a lot of the shots I took. Put this mirrored tube on the shelf in hopes I'll remember to use it again in the future.
@annied Thanks for this challenge. It was fun. Enough so, that I am posting two shots.
February 26th, 2021  
I really like this one it’s an interesting subject and you got some fabulous textures along with it. This one is a FAV
February 26th, 2021  
Very cool effect!
February 26th, 2021  
Very nice Kathy. The lighting seems to bring out the nice crisp tones
February 26th, 2021  
I think you got the concept and picture quite well!
February 26th, 2021  
That's lovely, it's not easy is it?? What size are your mirrors? When shops open I'm going to redo my challenge from @olivetreeann with mirrors

February 26th, 2021  
Loving your vortograph. Difficult to do and a great result.
February 26th, 2021  
Nicely done, this is very intriguing!
February 26th, 2021  
Do not really understand what you did but it is intriguing
February 26th, 2021  
@grammyn Thank you Katy. I really like how it turned out.
@thewatersphotos Thanks so much Gary.
@digitalrn Thank you Rick. I did have to play with the lighting a bit in post processing to get the look I was going for.
@olivetreeann Thank you Ann.
@30pics4jackiesdiamond Thanks Jackie. No. I got three mirrors, which were sold for plant bases, that were about 51/2" (14cm) square. I'm not sure more rectangular mirrors wouldn't be better, but they've got to be wide enough to be able to shoot down through them. Maybe play with some cardboard to find a good range. @wakelys Thank you Susan. It was a fun thing to try.
@aikiuser Thank you Jenn. You might enjoy trying it.
@maggie208 Thank you Maggie. Essentially a vortograph is kind of like a kaleidoscope. I made one using 3 mirrors which I taped together (reflecting side in) then shot down the middle of the triangle, aiming the focus more toward the side to get different pieces of the subject in the mirrors. I also did crop the original images and like I said above, played with the lighting to get the contrasts to my liking. I will say that I did not like the color versions that I shot at all.
February 26th, 2021  
This is so cool! I have three mirror pieces cut to do one, but have yet to tape them together and use.
Always want to do it, but never have the time!
February 27th, 2021  
March 2nd, 2021  
@farmreporter Thank you Wendy. Like I said, the hardest thing was holding or resting the prism to shoot through it and finding the sweet spot for the best outcome. My sweet spot wasn't straight through.
@lynnz Thank you Lynn. It was fun.
March 3rd, 2021  
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