Hello again to followers of my photography after an extended absence from posting in 2013. I decided to ease myself into the new year so that I could think of a few new ideas, and having just had the dullest January in Ireland for 50 years, I haven’t come across all that much light worthy of photographing on my rambles through the countryside lately.
So what’s a photographer to do when greeted with an ominous grey sky outside their window?
Well take out some artificial lights, grab some food colouring, fill up some glasses of water, and get ready to create one hell of a watery mess of course! All in the aid of photographically capturing some transient multicolored drops of water during their short lives. Such are the joys of photography…
You might think it’s a little sad and somewhat dangerous for a grown man to spend a gloomy afternoon splashing around with water, high voltage lighting, and food colouring, and indeed you’d be quite right in these assumptions. Yet I can’t help but marvel at the results!
There’s something amazing about seeing life frozen at 1/4000 of a second, even with something as mundane as a glass of water!
Anyhow I hope that you like the results, and if you can think of anything else that might be worth capturing in my makeshift studio the next time skies are gloomy, (so far it’s rained every day in February!) then let me know below!
Here’s a few shots that I just took on my trip back to Glasgow in search of some work. The night was real cold, but the lights were beautiful enough to warrant traipsing around in the dark getting sore feet for an evening in order to try and capture them.
I took all these shots on whatever platforms that I came across on my travels that could hold my camera steady enough for a 30 second exposure at f11. I retained these settings for pretty much all of these shots, and I’m pretty happy with the results.
I’m still in Glasgow for the foreseeable so let me know if you like the shots, or if you can think of somewhere else that might be worth photographing whilst I’m still here..