I am happy to report that I managed to scrape up a theme of ‘fire’ this week, based on the fun I had with last week’s Ghost Breath image.
Santa piggy – Rusty was quite happy to start getting into the Christmas spirit this week – he seemed to find this hat pretty comfy, and was soon settled in. I bounced my flash off the wall to camera right, and applied a vintage tone curve effect in Lightroom.
Ablaze – this ended up as my least favourite image of the week, mostly because it least resembles what I wanted to create.
Fire worship – in this image I wanted to represent the idea of people bowing down to worship the power of fire. I superimposed the smoke on top of the image to add some drama.
The Elements -I’ve seen many photos of the classic four elements – earth, water, air and fire – on 500px, and have long wanted to create my own version. I placed my flash, behind an umbrella, parallel to the glasses on camera left. I photographed the fire and smoke separately and then added them as layers in Photoshop.
Holy bokeh – while I’m not religious, I thought this sort of fit into both of my themes – fire and Christmas. No actual fire was involved; to create the bokeh I positioned several crumpled bits of tin foil behind the necklace, and aimed my flash at it.
Will you marry me? – this is another repeating image that I saw on 500px – a simplified, more minimalist version of my previous image.
Enjoy the rest of your week – as always I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on my images. Prepare for lots of photos from my upcoming trip to Botswana next week!