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.
“Blue” is the second image I shot for this set. I wanted a bit of texture, so I shot on top of blue, soft blanket. There’s not much water in this picture, because I wanted the blue texture to come forward; I had to shepherd the oil/soap bubbles together to get some structure. I’m very happy wit the shadows on this image – Lume cube to the rescue! When I first opened these, I fell for the top-left shadow globules, which I found so very cute. I picked the sharpest image I had in that set, and worked on it until I got the final version.
|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 Blue album.