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    Senior Member Bottle Master Screwtop's Avatar
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    Your best bottle photo's

    I love looking at bottle pics, especially the ones done right. Let's see some of your good pics.

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    Senior Member Bottle Master Robby Raccoon's Avatar
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    Yes, the light passes through that one quite nicely. I did something similar (blindly, as the sun was in my face, with curiosity as to how it may turn out) with a Art Deco soda.

    I think my favourite picture is of this c. 1854 arsenic bottle and a caterpillar-- a toxic caterpillar: how ironic.
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    Shoot dang! That's an awesome bottle!
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    When you collect bricks, why would you drive 40 minutes to an actual town, when you can simulate one in your back yard! Here is my amateur shot of stuff from the 1910's.
    In all my perplexity's and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.
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    Great picture of the Harter's, Screwtop! I've never seen sun behind a bottle work in a photo, until now!

    Here's one that turned out okay, I guess...in spite of myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby Raccoon View Post
    ...c. 1854 arsenic bottle and a caterpillar-- a toxic caterpillar: how ironic.
    Looks like he's wanting a snort! Or, wait a minute, is that his rear end?

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    Nice black and white picture Screwtop. I especially like the 1906 dated brick.

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    This is one of my best bottles.
    In all my perplexity's and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.
    - Robert E. Lee

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    If you want a sun-backlit bottle photo, always do it in the early morning, or evening. The above photo was taken in the evening. Most of the sun dipped below the tree line, making it less bright than what it was. If you wait till late morning/daytime, the sun will be this blindingly bright fireball that will drown out all color and embossing on your bottle. More color will be shown in the early morning too. Always make sure the sun is not directly behind your bottle. Go below the bottle, or too the side. If the sun is directly behind the bottle, you will only highlight one portion of your bottle.
    In all my perplexity's and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.
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    I am in the UK and photograph a lot bottles and associated items, mainly for putting
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    I use a light table for a lot of the photographs but do take some on the spur of the moment when the light is right.

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