Coke, Splashes and Bubbles
One evening with a glass of coke in hand I was spending a quiet evening in the balcony. I called out to my wife to get an ice cube to chill the coke. She popped the ice cube in the coke, and it splashed. I suddenly knew I would not be drinking that coke . I wanted to capture that perfect splash!
And so started a photography session!
Passion for photography often sees me abandon quite evenings in a bid to learn photography techniques and experiment with creative lighting to get the perfect moment.
So out came the flash lights, the camera, tripod, lenses ! And of course, more coke, ice, buckets, a table to spill and a mop to wipe.
The redness of the coke had so enamored me that I was experimenting more and more with lights to bring out the different shades. What you see on the right side is a result of playing with multiple lights to get depth. A rich red fading to a darker tone and then a suddenly emerging in an orange glow. This orange tone again fading to a darker tone. Quite like the ups and downs in life.
As I widened the scope of the lens, the bubbles captured my attention. Reaching from under the ice cubes and moving towards the top. The perfect synchronous movement of these bubbles is a sight to catch. The photograph below on the left is the effect of ice, stirring, and the right amount of light.
As I was capturing this, a lone bubble had made its way near the glass and was inching upwards.
With just the right light, the bubble appeared like a button. The photograph above on the right captured this exactly. Of course the light has to be at the proper angle to get this effect. I turned the glass further and further till I got the correct bubble colors, background shades and just a single bubble.
While doing this, my eyes kept roving to capture more bubbles.
And then I wanted the whole life cycle.
A bubble’s journey starts as a small tiny speck. This then slowly moves to towards the side of the glass and takes the shape of a button. The button transforms to a bullet as the bubble gets ready to take off and leave the side of the glass. The bullet shape changes to a sphere. This sphere then moves towards the top of the glass.
The adjacent photograph shows the life cycle of bubbles in various stages.
I realized I had to share this with all. So this became a topic for a short blog in photography. Weekend workshops became more fun. With the DSLR camera such photography tips are welcome by all.
So what are you waiting for? Learn how to capture such fun moments and learn some creative photography. Get to know more tips to get the perfect moment at Sheils photography during the weekend workshops.
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It also nurtures a group of students and fellow photographers to enrich the art of photography.
The group is called Earnest Photographers’ Group.
To join the group, one needs to participate in at least one of the training programs.