December 4, 2013
This week's challenge is sparkles, selected by Christine. Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.
I have three different kinds of sparkle for us today. The first is from iron filings and gunpowder. Then, I used the in-camera sparkle effect to exaggerate the sparkling effect in water. Finally, we have nice, shiny objects with their razzle-dazzle. The header is a set of wedding bands. I took the shot outdoors, during the rehearsal dinner (picnic). The sunlight was strong and hard, so I used the shade of a big tree, plus a flash that I bounced off a reflector. The background was just a remnant of black cloth that I set upon the grass. It was kind of neat to try a studio-type effect on the spot there, and the family was tickled with the results.
|bottle rocket ignition in the backyard|
|bottle rocket launched from a PVC pipe|
|sparkling water in a pond near the Bolingbrook Library|
|flash reflections in baptismal waters|
|wedding reception table-topper|