I chose this month’s theme. Every time it’s my turn to choose a theme I agonize over the decision. I really want to choose a theme that will force me to stretch my imagination and help me learn new skills and techniques. My plan was to use gels and OFC for all of my images for this month’s theme. I had some fun ideas for some outdoor shots. I became a wimp though and didn’t want to brave the cold. I did execute one shot inside. I tried another one of my ideas inside, but it didn’t work. So I strayed a bit from my plan of stretching myself by using gels.
My first image……While at a children’s museum I saw this bubble “wall”. It was absolutely beautiful!! The colors were stunning!! So naturally I had to photograph it. I’m seriously contemplating printing it real big. It just looks like abstract art to me.
My second and third images were taken at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. My favorite exhibit was the jellyfish. They are simply fascinating and the way they were lit was absolutely beautiful.
My fourth image is from our annual Balloon Festival at the evening glow. The balloons were so colorful and the ambience of their glow was so neat.
My final two images were ones that I used gels and off camera flash. The first one did not turn out how I wanted it to, but I kind of like that it looks like abstract art. I lit a stick of incense to get some smoke. Then I lit the smoke with a purple gel on the right and a magenta gel on the left (and a little lower). As I said, it wasn’t quite the effect I was going for, but it was still kind of cool.
My final image is of my son with his Spiderman costume on. I’ve been wanting to get a cool shot of him for a while now, using some very specific lighting, but hadn’t gotten around to it. While I had hoped to take the picture outside, I ended up just doing it in our living room. I lit him on the right with a red gel and grid, and on the left with a blue gel and grid.
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