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    Sun backlit photographs

    I recently purchased 4 bottles from a fellow collector. A nice early new England red Amber small Ale with an open Pontil, Two Black Glass ? Dark amber and olive. And a nice European Cherry Bottle Mold blown. I also had some nice 3 piece mold bottles with great color. I've been looking for various form of photographing back lit bottles and saw that some collectors use the help of Mother Nature. So I decided to give it a try.



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    Senior Member Bottle Finder
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    Great pictures. Love the early three piece mold bottles.

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    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
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    Great pictures of great bottles, especially those first three beauties. Thanks for sharing those with us.

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    Cool colors!
    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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    Senior Member Bottle Master iggyworf's Avatar
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    Yes, great pics!!!

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    Nice variety of colors, and some excellent photography using the natural light. Sometimes that gets overlooked here.

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    Thanks Guys ! I also built a small DIY light box using a free LED light from Harbor Freight tool. I used a cardboard box lined with aluminum foil set the flashlight in it. then set a piece of plexiglass and white sheet of paper under the glass. Worked great for under lighting embossed bottles.


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    Great photos! Natural sunlight is best to show the glass' true color. I use sunlight and back lighting in a cabinet for insulators, bottles and other glassware and use 5,000 K full spectrum light. However, real sunlight is the best.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Chris m.

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    Not so much “backlit”, but “sidelit”

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    Senior Member Bottle Master Canadacan's Avatar
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    Nice colours!
    One of my favorite methods I use is side lite (natural)

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    Collecting Western Canadian sodas, and USA Orange Crush.

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