HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A new year to start fresh! I have decided to start a blog. Blogging is a new adventure for me which will be filled with trial and error, so please have patience. 🙂

My blog site is in no way to to be taken too seriously, it will be a carefree, a take-it or leave-it kind of site.  This blog site will be a hodgepodge of all things interesting to me and I am hoping you too: it could be a new recipe I am trying, maybe a trip to the arboretum, a fun day spent with family and friends, I may even attach a link to someone else’s blog site…. the common tie between these random subject matters you might ask?  Photography.  My passion is photography, trying to capture the beauty in everything that finds it way in front of my lens. I look forward to sharing.

Let’s get started.

iso 2000, f/536,1/2000 ss,  indoors, window light from behind

I waited until 2:30 in the afternoon, when the sun shines through a southwest window onto a hardwood floor.  This gives a bright reflection which I used to my advantage and did not have to bring out the studio lights.  I placed  the bubbly duo on the floor directly in the sunlight.   Thinking I was ready I snapped my first shot ….  there was not enough rim light  to show the edges of the champagne glasses.  I then laid out a white sheet  directly in the sunlight placing the glasses  atop the sheet …  that is what was needed.  Notice above how you can now see the light kissing the edges of the glass.  This white sheet is acting as a reflector now giving the glasses curvature and dimension also serving to separating them from the dark background .

iso 2000, f/5.6, 1/250 ss
indoors, window light from behind

I wanted to capture the bubbles, after all that is what champage is all about right?   This meant 2 things:  1)  I needed to use my macro lens   2) my shutter speed needed to be fast enough to capture the upward moving air capsules without making them look like a blur..

iso 2000, f/5.6, 1/2000 ssindoors, window light from behind,  .3 mm macro lens

iso 2000, f/5.6, 1/2000 ss
indoors, window light from behind,
.3 mm macro lens

After all this work , I need a drink …. cheers!
Until tomorrow.

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