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Saw some water drop shots online and decided to give it a try.
Operating room - IV bag (sandwich bag with hole in corner, filled with water, hanging from light fixture), high intensity lights (flash, off camera), wireless controller for flash, 8 1/2 x 11 paper, cooking oil, wine etc.
Instruments - DSLR, 55 to 300 lens with extension tubes to shorten minimum focus, remote shutter control, tripod.
Prognosis - fun and surprising results. Will do more complex trials soon.
I shot a bracketed exposure of the bridge during a light snowfall.
It was a cold winter afternoon. Much too cold for outside shooting. I broke out my 35mm macro lens and played in the kitchen for a bit.
While visiting family over the holiday weekend, I made a couple shots of this remarkable ceramic bench that was created by our sister-in-law, Lisa Pesha Fremont of Chicago. This is so cool! Just look closely at all the "figures within figures" contained in the detail of this piece. Lisa worked on this over a two year period and was partially influenced by Park Güell by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona and Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot park in Italy. Below are a couple more shots of it.
We were in Grand Rapids MI last week to experience ArtPrize 2013. This is a shot from the upper balcony at the former Grand Rapids Public Museum. I did some post-processing to isolate the green.
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