Picture Winter: A Little Sunshine
Today our prompt was to keep our eyes open for signs of the sun, “Find vibrant oranges, happy yellows, or even sunset reds in your objects.” As I was going through my morning blogroll I clicked on Life with my 3 Boybarians who runs a Sweet Shot Tuesday. As I was gazing through the many submissions one in particular caught my eye, Bubbly, from Photos to 40. I followed his inspiration here and attempted my own version. Let’s just say that it wasn’t easy. In the tutorial she talks about the window streaking on the glass, oh yeah. And how you cannot get this to work in natural light. So I had to dust off my Speedlite flash and give it new batteries, dig up white poster board and blue construction paper, miraculously find one lone can of seltzer water left here by a friend over 3 years ago. Then I tried the shot in 4 different rooms in the house without success until I came back to the kitchen and held the kids white Macbook a foot or two over the flash so it bounced off and lit the orange successfully. You don’t want to know how many shots this took. That’s the beauty of digital.
This is the same image but cropped a bit differently and rotated to mimic a sunrise or sunset.