A few years ago when I was studying photography one of my projects was Playing the the Light. We could do anything we wanted, but light had to be the focus. I loved the project and I have wanted to do it again for a long time. I needed a very dark place, a pen light and some things to light up. I used my hallway with all the doors closed, very cramped space, but since it was my first attempt in a while it worked.
See what I mean? I put the light over and around the roses. They didn’t turn out quite as well as I hoped, I couldn’t get a very good torch. All the torched these days are LED, and they give too much light for this. I had to put a heap of tape over the end with a small hole in it to try and close the amount of light coming out. I also had to be dressed in black, with gloves as well so I wouldn’t be seen. It is pretty hot here now and not really a good thing to be doing right now.
This needs practice, I can’t lie. I also think doing it at night would be much better. I do like how the roses have come out.
This bowl was purchased at the Daylesford Market and this is the first time I have used it. The plums came from a tree that my husband rides past on his bike. The tree is on public land, so he has been helping himself and bringing heaps home. They are very nice.
This image has worked better, but it could have been better. I really will have to try this again.
My daughter helped me with this one. When I asked her what it looked like, she said electric. It hasn’t worked brilliantly, but it gives you an idea. The first lot I did, all those years ago, were done on film, and I had no idea if they worked until the film came back from the lab. The others worked better than today, but I probably need to think a lot more about what I am doing.
Klara wanted some photos, so I did some. I tried doing what I did with the others, but she kept laughing and wouldn’t stay still. We had to change, so she sat still and I shone the torch on the wall. I had to do it quickly, otherwise it burned out. I also had to take all the tape off the end of the torch as well. I am going to have to do more of these, but somewhere with a better backdrop.
This is Tiddles, our cat, he kept jumping up on the table I was using, so we thought we would try one. I think you can see why you shouldn’t do one with a cat. He kept following the light and wouldn’t stay still, no matter how many times we told him not to move.
Playing like this is a lot of fun, and I would like to do a lot more of it. I just need to get a better torch, use a bigger room, and do it at night. Lessons learned.
I meant to tell you this yesterday, and I was in such a hurry I forgot all about it. Apparently The River Muse is doing something on me. I was interviewed over the internet and the article was being published on the 10th. So if you are interested check it out The River Muse.
I have been nominated for a few more.
One Lovely Blog Award
2012 Blog of the Year
Finally, from Patricia another award,
Congratulations on the awards and thank you so much for nominating me. Please visit the blogs.