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Author Topic: Catching the flash of a flash opal  (Read 597 times)

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John Robinson

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Catching the flash of a flash opal
« on: August 19, 2017, 08:03:55 AM »

What does one have to do to capture the flash of a flash opal? I have tried a dozen different tactics and I have not come close yet. I can see the flash but the camera just picks up a glare
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Re: Catching the flash of a flash opalwhat
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 07:09:18 AM »

try reducing the exposure a bit...

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Re: Catching the flash of a flash opalwhat
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 10:30:48 AM »

Opal...
Ahhhh....
Opal..

Make a pendant for the lovely Susan and give it to herr. LOL She's says it looks like a white rock. No I say it's a opal!!!   Look Susan go outside in the sun. She goes outside and says ok it's a very shiny white rock....  LOL.  I say look lift it up to the sun and tilt it back and forth.  She does and goes ooohhh Ahhh it has flashes of color...wow...   Not impressed...

Opals are a aquire addiction...
I am a addict....
Cabs of frustration...
Cabs of white stone...
Cabs of brown iron stone...
But...
There.  Is.  Hope.  For.  Me.
I need to spend more money on.better rough!!!
Addiction....


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Re: Catching the flash of a flash opalwhat
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 12:47:40 PM »

@Orrum   :LOLOL:
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Re: Catching the flash of a flash opalwhat
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 11:29:06 PM »

I take allot of opal pics as a professional opal cuter and dealer it defiantly takes a while to get it right but I have it down fairly well.  It helps if you start with a good camera and then add even better lenses preferably macro to get close to what the human eye actually sees.  I just covered some of this on the topic called "new lens" I think, check that post and you can look at some of my photos on my website aandsopals.com or facebook A&S Opals LLC.  Let me know what you think and I can help you more if you need. good look shooting
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John Robinson

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Re: Catching the flash of a flash opal
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 09:49:18 AM »

Thanks! I will check out the site. I loaned my old Sony Cybershot to a family member who seems to have misplaced it, so I am stuck with just the camera on this iphone until I can get a real camera
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Re: Catching the flash of a flash opal
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 09:56:43 PM »

try Adjust exposure & ISO settings
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