After some thought, I decided on a theme of ’round’ this week; again this involved a fair amount of abstract images.
Spoons – I saw an image on 500px of a few spoons on top of a piece of music paper, and wanted to try a slightly different version. As you can see, I used a trio of spoons and a piece of newspaper. I used the columns of the newspaper to draw the eye to the spoons, and then the ‘stems’ (for wont of a better word) of the spoons drew the eye through the rest of the photo.
Alien ocean – These are simply soap bubbles which I spread onto a piece of clear glass and lit with back bounce flash. I used the reverse-macro technique to really get in close. I tried to create an un-Earthly ‘ocean’ effect.
Condensation – This is literally just condensation, from a thawing, half-frozen bottle of water. I bounced my flash off a nearby wall, creating soft light and a softbox-type effect in the droplets of water.
Cinematic – Another simple thing – these are backlit straws. I reduced saturation and applied a vintage split-toning in Lightroom afterwards. They sort of remind me of olden day cinema projectors (not that I’ve ever seen one in real life!).
Ephemeral soul – I had never realised how hard it is to get the cornea in focus! Wow! Eventually I settled with this mystical abstract, which was lit by bounce flash off a wall.
The Amoeba – this was a typical ‘accident-shot’, where I hadn’t even meant to click the button but ended up with something rather interesting, which turned out to be the only decent shot I got. I had planned to shoot some water droplets on a piece of glass, and was busy figuring out lighting when this happened.
Molten steel – this is the shot that was supposed to happen on Saturday. I sprayed some water on a piece of glass and played with bounce flash until I was happy.
Enjoy the rest of your week! I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on my images.