Saturday, January 3, 2009

Glass blowing by Alice

"Alice" is a pottery fountain that was a gift from my mother 30 years ago.  After years of sitting dormant, I finally replaced the broken pump and she is pouring water from her vase once again.  She was a patient subject while I lit her with a softbox about 110 degrees camera left and a blue gelled flash aimed through some wine glasses to cast shadows on the wall in the background.
I then placed the blue flash high and to the right, aimed at the water, and moved in close with a macro lens.   The softbox was 90 degrees camera left.  Each exposure was completely different and the amazing  water droplets reminded me of blown glass.  Click on the images to get the full effect.