Sunday, 30 September 2012
Thursday, 27 September 2012
These involved various backgrounds, producing a very different look to the last set. They include a letter from a utility company.
The thing I love about these is you can really project your own imagination onto the images when interpreting them.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Pour some (room temperature) water into a clear-bottomed* glass container and add some cooking oil. Light from underneath and get in close with the camera - Bob's your uncle!
Ok, there's a little more to it than that, but there are already plenty of good tutorials across the web that can get you started.
Once you understand the basics, experiment with different backgrounds, apertures, depths of water, shooting distance and so-on. Its really easy to while away the whole day on this stuff.
*This is fairly important, unless you want to sign all your bubbly masterpieces 'Pyrex'.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Monday, 3 September 2012
The images in this update are linked by subject matter - windows.
To begin with, some (more or less) straight images featuring (details of) the stained glass windows adorning St Mary's Church, Wivenhoe. Two have been partially desaturated because I wanted to draw attention to other aspects of the window than the usually-dominant colour.
The middle set are some digital overlays involving the rainscapes from the previous post and images from St Mary's - including one of the windows, the organ, and a floor carving. You are welcome to interpret them as you will. As with most imagery, a variety of conclusions could be equally valid - assuming you sign up to the idea that a work does not merely communicate its author's ideas. Suffice it to say that whilst creating these images I was thinking about E.E. 'Doc' Smith.
The update concludes with two images shot whilst riding on the top deck of a bus on a typical British summer's day.