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photoblog image Our World is Not Flat

Our World is Not Flat

 

...and other Big-Fish stories.

That's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today.

 

I was inspired by Geoff to buy a 3cm oculus for something new to do with my camera.  :)



Our World is Not Flat

 

...and other Big-Fish stories.

That's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today.

 

I was inspired by Geoff to buy a 3cm oculus for something new to do with my camera.  :)



comments (50)

  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 2 Jul 2012, 00:39
Welcome to the world of oculus Ginnie! I see a creative future ahead for you as I look into my crystal ball ;-)

(thanks for the mention too!)
Ginnie Hart: I am like a little kid, Geoff, with this new toy. It totally intrigues me, all of it. THANK YOU. And BTW, if you scroll down, I also mention you and have another image on this blog today:
http://www.ginniehart.blogspot.nl/2012/07/mart-martorells-open-house.html
OMG...I'm speechless!!!! You gotta show me this lens when I visit! xoxo
Ginnie Hart: It's not a lens, Robin. I used my macro lens to take a picture of the windmill through this crystal oculus (round ball). I'll show you when you come. smile
Wow, a very striking and engaging image Ginnie. What is an oculus lens? By the way, your info on Nederland was fascinating, one I was smiling to read about. Very cool. If Nederland is the low land, my heavens, what is Charleston!?
Ginnie Hart: The oculus is not a lens, Doug, but a small clear-glass ball that I set on a railing and then used my macro lens to shoot the image of the windmill. The original image is upside down in the oculus, so you have to flip the image to see it right-sdie up. Fun, right? smile

And yes, almost 30% of the Netherlands is below sea level, which is why the dikes are so important!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Jul 2012, 03:07
Super work Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
This is so awesome! Beautiful job Ginnie - I can see you're going to do great things with your new oculus! I'll read your V&V tomorrow!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. I feel like a little kid with a new toy! grin
I don't know what an oculus is Ginnie... but it sure worked for you... this photo is way out there... i love it....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: My oculus is a 3cm clear-glass ball, Peter, like a very large marble/boulder. In this case, I set it on a railing and used my macro lens to take a picture of the windmill through it. It's my new little toy...for only €4.95. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Jul 2012, 06:49
Oh, wonderful! - and as Dutch as you love it! (Later I'll read your V&V -tribute) I thought of a water droplet!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine, and welcome back. As I told you at your post today, I'm on the same theme at V&V (angels). I love it!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Jul 2012, 07:06
The magic of glass.... I love it. I know how excited you are with the oculus.
This is my absolute favourite so far.
Love the colours. This is a likey to me.
Ginnie Hart: And to think it cost only €4.95! How can you resist a toy like that! Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 Jul 2012, 07:16
I can just imagine you jumping up and down with delight with this new add-on, Ginnie! Very effective indeed
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now that you put it that way, Lisl. grin Thank you!
Superb composition. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely day. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 2 Jul 2012, 07:30
Great. Very beatuful shot. Congratulations
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Oscar.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Jul 2012, 07:32
I like this Ginnie - very different!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. Nothing like a new toy, right? smile
Oooooooo Ginnie's got a new toy grin Looks like fun
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Bill, and it cost only €4.95. smile This reminds me of when you bought your new holga lens. HA!
you managed to put the world in a drop, compliments
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Fabrizio. smile Merci.
looks flat, but it's round lol i once heard a comedian say that should have been the first line of the Bible smile love this picture, very artistic!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, yes. Thanks, Elaine.
Mystic Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. I wouldn't mind that, Richard, come to think of it. smile
One way to see your country as in a crystal ball. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Marie. smile Merci.
Very good Ginnie, i would never of known how you did this.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mick, and me neither...except for Geoff!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 2 Jul 2012, 09:09
This is terrific Ginnie, great fun and very true about the world being round.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chad. I do recall the idea did not have good reception in it's heyday!
How did you make this crystal ball hung in the air? grin
You don't work work part time as a secret witch in Holland, do you?
Can you make me a love potion please? ;D
Ginnie Hart: HA! Sometimes the secrets stay with us, LC. Of course, in this case, the image is upside down in order to make the windmill right side up! grin
Very interesting result Ginnie, nice colours!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Fred. This was fun. smile
  • Sil
  • Italy
  • 2 Jul 2012, 10:31
Ginnie, this is outstanding! So well done! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sil. Grazie.
After this, Ginnie, I'm off out to buy shares in these things,you've started something! smile
Ginnie Hart: Geoff uses a 5cm oculus, Frank, which is probably better, but the shop down the street from us had only a 3cm one, so I decided to try it. So far so good. Thanks for your vote of confidence. smile
Wonderful Ginnie! I really like this: topsy turvy image - what a great perspective. I can think of loads of ideas to try this out, what fun! Geoff's blog is good - you could do a whole series on this smile
Ginnie Hart: You can see whay I was so inspired, Martin. Thanks for your vote of confidence!
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 2 Jul 2012, 11:01
Excellent work Ginnie with fabulous composition. Just love it !!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Laurette!
What not even the Netherlands smile Sneaky and nice image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Now that you mention it, John, the Dutch would be the ones to most disbelieve. Not flat??? How is THAT possible?? HA! Thanks.
Very nice delivery Ginnie, orbs are your next assignment smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Juan Carlos, and YES. smile
A beautiful look into two worlds..Great shot !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly for stopping by, Thea. Welcome to SC once again!
I'd prefer to ignore the technical aspect and just think of this as just a bit of magic you've conjured up, Ginnie. Your V&V submission today is one of your best and gives us much to wonder about.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Beverly. I was gonna say "push-over" but I'll stick to sweetheart.

Thanks for reading my V&V today. I'd love for you to start leaving comments when you stop there so that the other ladies can start getting to know you. We always love to see who from the "outside" is stopping by. smile
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 2 Jul 2012, 13:07
Niiiice picture! How dune it?
Ginnie Hart: Danke, Luiza! I have a 3cm clear-glass ball that I set on a railing near the windmill and used my macro lens to take a picture of it. The image is upside down when viewed through the ball, so you have to flip the image to make the windmill right side up. That means the railing the ball was sitting on is now at the top. Fun, right? smile
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 2 Jul 2012, 13:20
Fantastic, Ginnie! Never have I heard about an oculus nor have I thought about using a focal modifier other than filters.
Ginnie Hart: It's a first for me, too, Rob, and the second I saw it, I knew I wanted to try my hand at it. This was my first attempt and I'm already SOLD! Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Jul 2012, 13:35
The glass ball I understand, but the under water and surface look - how did you do that part? The overall result is excellent and I will likey it as well.
Ginnie Hart: I set the ball on the bridge railing over the canal that runs by this windmill, Louis, and then took a picture of it with my macro lens, up close. Through the oculus the windmill was upside down, so I had to flip the image to make the windmill right-side up. That means the railing is now at the top, looking like the ball will drop! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jul 2012, 13:57
You sure about that, Ginnie? How come I've not slide down the curve then? smile I like the sphere inside under the surface of the water.
Ginnie Hart: All I'm sure about, Alan, is that the oculus is NOT under the water but sitting on the railing of the bridge, which is now upside down in order for the windmill to be right-side up. HA! And if that's not confusing...! grin
A most interesting result from this new technique
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. I thought so, too. smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 2 Jul 2012, 15:24
Splendid with this effect, a superb achievement. Thanks to you I am sure now that the earth is round smile Nice day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Tede. The things we discover almost every day! smile
A wonderful magical image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Looks like an interesting piece of kit, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Just a clear-glass ball you can fit into your pocket or camera case, Graeme. That's the beauty of it. smile
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 2 Jul 2012, 22:16
I have no idea of what an oculus is. Can you explain? Anyhow I just love the picture.
Ginnie Hart: Just think of a clear-glass ball, Frida! If you look through it, anything you see is upside down...so after you take the picture, you have to flip the image to get what's inside the ball rightside up...like a raindrop! It's fun, isn't it. Thank you.
This looks like fun to play with Ginnie. Thanks for introducing me to oculus
Ginnie Hart: I've only tried it once, Janet, but am looking forward to trying it again. Thanks!
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 3 Jul 2012, 04:41
Magnificent work Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
You don't know the value of your art Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Well, I'm sure I don't, Bhavesh...if any. HA! But thank you for your kind words.
A very intersting photo, ginnie! It looks indeed like there is an underwater world where they have these tall windmills.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Wim. And to think this is all above water. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2012, 18:24
I have never even heard of one of those before. But I like the result smile
Ginnie Hart: I had never heard of this either, Cherry, but loved the idea when I first saw it. Thanks.
Very impressive. Cracking shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 3 Jul 2012, 20:31
very nicely done, ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sherri.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jul 2012, 01:25
Nice!

I'll go look at V&V shortly, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray!
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jul 2012, 07:27
Simply Splendid. I shall have to invest in an octupus as well Ginnie wink.
Looks like a lot of fun, flipping things upside down and sideways.. :p
Ginnie Hart: An octopus? HA! If you mean oculus, you'll have fun, SAVO. Nothing like a new toy that is very affordable. smile Thanks.
excellent smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Joshi.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2012, 20:38
well, this sure is creative.. great work! wink
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rian. It sure was fun to do. smile Not quite your fisheye, though!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.

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