Monday, 31 January 2011

Day 17

On the Diagonal

A wooden garden table is the victim for today's technique

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Day 15


This little tealight holder has a lovely bobbly texture and I thought it'd look good underlit.

Day 14

Square Frame

This square candle was just asking for it. I could see it sat there, flickering away at me, trying to grab my attention. So I got up and shot it.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Day 12

Low Key

Just a little cleaning up was required. It was quite hard considering the angles involved to get the lighting to define the shape well

Day 11

Zoom Blur

Just a little experimentation today. Squiggles in PS on my monitor then shot them on-screen. Funny thing is, I took the photo and then started editing the PS squiggles file in preparation to post it, and then realised that it wasn't the photo that I was editing, but the 'props'. Phew. Nearly had to eliminate myself for cheating! So here is the PHOTO :D

Monday, 24 January 2011

Day 10


Just a quickie today due to lack of time. This is a toy castle that I used to ...erm...I mean the kids, used to play with. I tried different colour gels on my flashes to try to emulate a sky but eventually settled for the B&W look

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Day 9

Homage to Ddallas :D

Ok I know the first thing that you're all going to say - 'blown highlights!!', but, you know what, I like them - I think they emphasise the theme more.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Day 8


You wouldn't believe what I used to make this shot...

...Toilet Cleaner :D
I got some other good (similar)shots which I'll add when I get a few minutes

Edited to add that everything is as shot with just a slight saturation increase,a few cloned bubbles to fill a gap in the big clump of bubbles and the background cleaned up a bit


Friday, 21 January 2011

Day 7

In an effort to increase my fitness levels I now cycle to work. I saw this bridge at twilight and using a newly bodged together clamp that I can fit to my bike (it's the only guaranteed solid object en route), I shot this

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Day 6


I'm not too sure about this shot. Can't make up my mind whether I like it or not

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Day 5


Today I'll be serving drinking straws on a bed of...well, technically in a glass, but you know what I mean

Is it abstract enough? maybe, maybe not

Monday, 17 January 2011

Day 3

Animal Potrait

You wouldn't believe how many fish I went through trying to get them to sit on a chair for this shot...
I eventually had to settle for an environmental portrait :D

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Day 2

Motion Blur
Mrs Ladybird is trying to fly away home. She mentioned something about her house being on fire...

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Day 1

Primary Colours
Here we have a set of juggling clubs which just happen to be in the primary colours :D

Friday, 14 January 2011

Another 30-Day Challenge

Another year, another challenge. This time I've opted for the 'All-Techniques' option which requires various techniques to be utilised.