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Last updated 4/1/2021 at 9:35am

Kelsey Hopkins

Edmonds photographer Kelsey Hopkins captured this otherworldly image of a ferry leaving Edmonds recently. Many photographers who practice the technique of shooting crystal balls in their photographs will refer to this as "lensball," Hopkins explained.

"Lensball is a style of photography where you capture images through a transparent glass sphere, causing the scene inside the ball to become inverted due to the effects of refraction."

Refraction of light is the bending of light waves as they pass from one medium into another of different optical density.

"This unique method is a satisfying...

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Reader Comments(1)

Debra Arthur writes:

That sir is very cool. I love it. You should contact glass eye studios...maybe people would love to have this and many other shots of our beautiful scenes. But...they must be glass. Not plastic. I'll buy at least one....think about this. Xo


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