thank you all for the nice words. They were fun to do.
Yeah grahamnp, I came intoa "Potterish" mood when I looked at the results..lol.
That flashlight Thomas, is just a white LED flashlight that seems to work really well for this kind of stuff. The same I used for the goblets too. I'm finding the LED's are really good, since they emit what seems to be a very "pure" withe light. I'll be buying more of those for sure!
Yep, Andy - that's my next step. I want to see how images such as these look with lower ISO numbers and since I'm using a tripod anyway, it should be no problem to have longer exposures.
Lol..Nick..yeah..just wait for the "LahLahSr and The Drawer of Socks" come out - it's gonna blow you away. More action, more romance, more magic.!!
Patti - those are the same white rocks that you see in the other ones and the same light - the difference was a change of white-balance settings. I forced my D40 to think it was direct sunshine and it added the blue to compensate..a rather unexpected result from experimentation
Ormina - that is my fave too. Eye-candy to me..lol..again the same rocks and white LED flashlight, but shone through the bottom of a multi-colored glass-plate/serving tray (1$ from one of the Dollar-stores in Vancouver.)
Macro is fun! Thanks again for your nice words