So, my theme for this week’s Facebook 52 Week Photo Challenge was Blue. I started by photographing some of our blue goblets, and a blue ball of yarn. They weren’t bad ideas for my project, and they turned out pretty good. But I wanted something more. Then I remembered I wanted to try something I saw in a MagBook. The picture I saw was a set of colored pencils submersed in sparkling water, which created a bubbly effect. After bouncing some ideas of my wife. I went to work. In keeping with my theme for the week, I selected various shades of blue colored pencils, and placed them in a Pyrex glass dish. I didn’t have any sparkling water, so I mixed tap water and ginger ale to create the desired effect. To keep the pencils from floating in the water, I filled a small Tupperware container with water and placed it on top of the pencils. Then I placed the glass dish onto a projector, which created some back lighting for the photo. I have to say this was the first time I have ever set up a photograph. I am so use to taking pictures of flowers, landscapes, and just candid photographs. It was a lot of fun. I just may have to do it again.
4 thoughts on “Project Blue”
Very Interesting Idea 🙂 Love the goblets!
LOL, I think you’ve created your own challenge with those pencils – the effect is brilliant – I’m so going to have to try that myself:)
I really like the photo of the pencils! Great still-life.