The 35th Scavenger Hunt had a very colorful theme, because there’s all colors of the rainbow in it, and then some. It took me a while to manage to find a way to get a set of pictures that would look like a proper set. My first idea was to try to do something around food photography; some of the colors dissuaded me. I finally landed on the idea of doing something I had wanted to do for a long time: playing with water and oil and soap to make BUBBLES. Not all the pictures have all these components, but I tried to keep a uniting “bubbles/droplets” theme while trying to provide some variation on the technique to get cohesive, but different images.
The “Green” image is one of my favorites for this set. I wanted to experiment with a background that would be recognizable, but that wouldn’t detract from my “abstract” theme. I went for a small walk gathering plane tree and poplar tree leaves, trying to find the most green and vibrant ones I could. I set them up in layers on the table, and put my usual mix of water and oil. For this one, I also wanted the larger bubble to be “softer”, so I didn’t add any dish soap to that picture. The water bowl was also pretty shallow, because I did want the leaves to be recognizable.
I wasn’t convinced I’d get anything until I opened this one, and exclaimed “THERE! THAT’S the look that I want!”. A bit of cropping and processing later, and tada, green was done!
|Camera||Pentax K-1 II|
|Lens||smc PENTAX-D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR|
|Focal length||100 mm|
The complete Scavenger album is available here: the Green album.