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Challenge: Shallow DOF VII (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D750
Date: May 16, 2016
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2016

For anyone who hasn't shot with one of these, those warnings about them being fire hazards are real. This was my first time using one and after setting it on a piece of drift wood there was a spiral of smoke rising in about 5 seconds - not even enough time for me to get in position to take a shot. If you shoot with one of these in open sun, DO NOT place it on anything that can burn - it will.

Place: 7 out of 75
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09/23/2016 04:30:52 PM
I almost caught my deck on fire by putting one on the railing of my deck. What a surprise when I saw the smoke! BTW, awesome shot!

Message edited by author 2016-09-23 16:31:47.
05/30/2016 06:13:19 PM
Congrats on tt. Lovely shot. I have had a similar experience with one of those spheres. I put it down on a wooden picnic table and almost immediately got a spiral of smoke and left a little charred spot. I hadn't yet set it up for shooting, in fact I put it down because it burnt my hand.
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05/25/2016 06:06:54 AM
Congrats on the TT finish and also for the tip about the potential danger of these glass balls. I will be careful not to leave mine on top of any bank notes in sunlight.
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