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Metallic ripples

BlackPearlDudeDC

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I did not edit this picture in any way at all :( just a crop from my phone's camera, but I can see why you might doubt it.

Yes it was a box, a very cheaply made adhoc cut out box (so I would never call it a true lightbox at all). You are right I had to move the box or pearl around a lot to try and focus the camera, it would focus on one color and blur the reset, though it was not sunny eventually what I got are colors very close to what I see with my naked eyes. Even without bright sun light Im certain the metal planters around me reflected day light into my box, still it is a very colorful pearl on its own.

This pix shows a lot of colors. Did you take this one in a light box? Camera also influences the end result. I found my Olympus exaggerate the blue color (good for scenery though) and my Fuji exaggerates the yellow. I don't like to edit my pearl pix except crop here and there or resize. When I take pix of pearls, I pick the best angle to show all the colors, this is not an easy job though.
 

BlackPearlDudeDC

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Wow that is nice. I swear they look like balls of candy! perfectly round is nice, but something about the colors caught on the baroque and semi baroque pearls. The one pic I posted is the first non black/tahitian pearl that I've literally coveted, just because of the colors.

Hello everyone. I have been lurking in this forum for long, and got to know about kongspearl in etsy. Previously I have bought only from Wen. Well, this necklace is on its way home from China :)
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Pareltje

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BPDDC, no I didn't say I doubt that you posted an unedited pix. I was just telling you what I do with my pix. My most reliable makeshift background or lightbox is just a plastic box from take away food. Bon, pearls photography interests me much.IMG_20161130_214500.jpg
 
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BlackPearlDudeDC

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Then my apologies I misunderstood.
Though I am not a photographer (I much prefer looking at gems under a microscope its like looking into another galaxy) one of my favorite pearl photos is of an Octo that our Sheri made for me, it is almost perfectly blended into the foliage like camo, with my old camera phone it was a true accomplishment and probably the only picture of pearls I am quite proud of enough to share here. I made my "lightbox" quite on the fly for some styling work so long ago now. I saw the professional boxes and thought too much money for something I would rarely use. I would never have thought to use a take out container thats brilliant.

Back to metallic pearls I am glad everyone has shared their stories and pics about Kong Pearls & Yunlan, she really is a very nice person. All those choices not sure how any of you make decisions...

BPDDC, no I didn't say I doubt that you posted an unedited pix. I was just telling you what I do with my pix. My most reliable background or lightbox is just a plastic box from take away food. Bon, pearls photography interests me much.
 

trulyviolet

New member
I'm ashamed to say but my phone is prob 5 years old now. I refuse to spend $$$ on one and Im a gadget nerd. I used a home made light box on the back porch no direct sun just day light. Same ole box that made Hector (Sheri's octo) colors pop.

listen, i don't even have a cell phone..i refuse to
so you're doing better then me
 

lary007

New member
All of the pearls are winners in my opinion! I am really impressed with the quality of what everyone here has received.
 

kalmen22

New member
Suchi love those colours. A dark dark strand is wonderful

Katbran I've no plans yet. So just staring at them. haahahha
 

kalmen22

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Suchi love those colours. A dark dark strand is wonderful

Katbran I've no plans yet. So just staring at them. haahahha
 

Arialle

New member
I have been eyeing her pearls for quite some time~and finally made a purchase right after I read your post~ :)
Will share once I have the pearls~ :)
 

suchi

Member
Thanks everyone. I am eagerly waiting for it to arrive. Kong pearl also have a similar metallic golden lot which I am seeing everyday..... My wallet is so not very happy with me.
 

lary007

New member
I am already looking at more possibilities, too. Hopefully you all beat me to the ones I'm eyeing and I can't be tempted anymore!
 

Pareltje

New member
Suchi please post the strand you got. I wonder what it looks like IRL. The dark metallic purple is something I love to have... sigh.
 

suchi

Member
Pareltje, sure will do but I guess it will take minimum 3 weeks time... Our customs likes to frustrate us by sitting on goodies for 2 weeks.
BTW, there are three metallic deep purple lots like mine in her shop right now. And one golden pink lot.
 

Pareltje

New member
Still about Kong's metallic pearls, but now it's more about taking picture with some affordable stuff to help me achieve a better result. I'm an amateur photographer who is continuously learning.
This picture was taken indoors in natural light. The sky was overcast and it was getting darker out there fast.
I used a smartphone camera, a takeaway plastic box as a makeshift light box. Here's the result.IMG_20161201_150043.jpg
 
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Pareltje

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They are very affordable findings from beadsmaker on Etsy, JP. BTW congratulations on your Etsy shop. You have fantastic pieces there. Sorry for wiping my drool...
 
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