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Sun backlit photographs

Oldsdigger

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Nov 14, 2017
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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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sandchip

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Sep 1, 2008
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Great pictures of great bottles, especially those first three beauties. Thanks for sharing those with us.
 

Oldsdigger

Well-Known Member
Nov 14, 2017
65
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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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Mr. Hemingray

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Aug 26, 2017
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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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