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Author Topic: ID Reqd. Please. Brandy balloons, Pinwheel cut  (Read 440 times)

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ID Reqd. Please. Brandy balloons, Pinwheel cut
« on: September 02, 2010, 08:55:28 PM »
I got two of these brandy balloons from a car boot for 50p each.  They are nicely pinwheel cut, and although it isn't clear in the photo above the top of the pinwheels is a continuous series of slightly indented facets which run around the whole glass. 

I still find it amazing that you can have a tool like the internet and after literally hours of surfing still can't find something like these as I imagine they are fairly modern.  If anyone can identify them for me that would be just great - thanks.

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Re: ID Reqd. Please. Brandy balloons, Pinwheel cut
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 01:09:37 AM »
Again the need for better photos.  Most times you need a contrast.  That is, clear against very dark plain background and coloured against a plain white background.  The problem with relatively clear objects is that they refract and reflect light so that features that are obvious to you, who has a three-dimensional view, are distorted into rwo-dimensional photographs.  To show details of the bowl you may find it an advantage to put something dark inside the glass.  Hope this may be a help.

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Re: ID Reqd. Please. Brandy balloons, Pinwheel cut
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 12:23:41 PM »
Filling the bowl with a dark liquid such as cola also works!
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Re: ID Reqd. Please. Brandy balloons, Pinwheel cut
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 01:14:42 PM »
Yes, Anne don't forget the Bacardi!!!

Strikes me Guinness Stout   "a blonde in a black dress" would work in a similar way.

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Re: ID Reqd. Please. Brandy balloons, Pinwheel cut
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2010, 03:00:56 PM »
And taste better Ross!  :chky:
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Re: ID Reqd. Please. Brandy balloons, Pinwheel cut
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 05:56:53 PM »
OK, I gleaned from advice in another thread that my piccies could be improved upon with a dark filling in the clear glass.  After a little experimentation pushed by not wanting to get the decanter wet if I could help it I've resorted to stuffing the things with black ladies stockings.  Do these piccies help any?  N.B. Do you think I'm paying the right sort of cash for my finds too too :-)

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Re: ID Reqd. Please. Brandy balloons, Pinwheel cut
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 11:55:14 PM »
Much better - but note the "Busy" background that takes the eye away and also shows through some of the glass.

What I do is get a towel or sheet - usually dark blue or greeen and drape it over a chair.  I then place the object on the seat of the chair.  It is not perfect because one must try to remove reflections which can be very distracting also.  Similarly flash often creates unwanted 'spots' due to the reflection from the glass.

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Re: ID Reqd. Please. Brandy balloons, Pinwheel cut
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2010, 09:52:35 PM »
Hi Ross

OK, I'm nothing if not known for perseverence.  Its a pity one of these was a little out of focus, but the other might be some use.

Julia

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