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jmi626

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I have two pictures of two different diamonds.


One is a high resolution picture like this... I notice how white the diamond is, while the arrow is black.



The other one that was sent to me is not a high resolution picture like this.. Here I do notice the arrows being darker, but the background is not as white as the 1st diamond.


The vendor did tell me that I cannot compare these two pictures equally. I am wondering how they make the arrows dark and the background white in the first picture? Is this Photoshop?

Also, if there were to take a high-res pic of diamond 2, will the picture come out in the same manner where the arrows are dark and the rest white?

I'm just curious. Thanks!!!

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kenny

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The diamond reflects what it sees.
It sees the room, your shirt, the camera etc.
The whiter pic is taken in a white tent or something like this with a hole for the lens to look through.

This light tent has translucent white cloth.
Lights are placed outside and light goes through the cloth.
The diamond sees only white ... and the black lens.

In the lower pic, with less white, the environment had less white.

In the top diamond pic the white is the environment and the black arrows is where the diamond is reflecting the lens.

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jmi626

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kenny|1447904917|3951588 said:
The diamond reflects what it sees.
It sees the room, your shirt, the camera etc.
The whiter pic is taken in a white tent or something like this with a hole for the lens to look through.


Oh, wow, thank you!! totally didn't know that! That being said, Kenny- how did you take your profile picture? It really looks gorgeous!! :love:
 

kenny

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Thanks.
Before I set it into a ring I put my diamond (an Octavia brand asscher from Good Old Gold) into the throat of this flower.



Here's the full-sized pic.
Again, same that same thing happens as with the all-white diamond.
A diamond is a little box facets that behaves like mirrors and windows.
They reflect the environment they "see".



Here's another fun example of having fun with reflections.
I've posted this before ... but since you asked ... :wavey:

The camera lens is behind the hole in the paper, onto which I've painted colors.



This reflective property is different from a diamond breaking (diffracting) white light into the colors of the spectrum.
Diamonds are very tiny and very expensive mirrors. :mrgreen:

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jmi626

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Thank you for the kind explanation Kenny!! It's really amazingly beautiful!!
 

kenny

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Thanks.
 

Rhino

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Kenny is a killer photographer. ;-)
 

kenny

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Rhino|1447956904|3951773 said:
Kenny is a killer photographer. ;-)

Thanks Rhino, but actually i never have photographed a murderer. ;-) :lol:
... and you're quite the photographer yourself. :appl:
 

pearaffair

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Haha! Good jokes and amazing photos!!
 

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kenny|1447967734|3951838 said:
Rhino|1447956904|3951773 said:
Kenny is a killer photographer. ;-)

Thanks Rhino, but actually i never have photographed a murderer. ;-) :lol:
... and you're quite the photographer yourself. :appl:

Many of us work very hard to take good to better photographs.

I think Kenny PLAYS hard to take fantastic photographs. Thank you for the wonderful lessons on your diamond photos Kenny!

Wink
 
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