Dirty water

Inspired by one of the many great photographs @project365, I really wanted to try something similar myself using a glass and water.

Tripod mounted, 1/200 F/4.5 65mm ISO100 – With all the lights switched off I used my camera’s pop up flash.

Next time I’ll aim to get more of an explosion of water.

Dirty water – with thanks to Gene.

With the lights still off & dinner cooking on the stove, I noticed how cool the gas rings looked in the darkness. Almost like a neon flower.

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    gene said,

    hey.. the water in the glass looks cool!!!

    Did you have the mop at hand đŸ™‚

    How did you edit the photo? I really like the “Old” feel to it!

    The flames looks amazing!
    Thats one thing I’m still struggling with, taking nice photos of flames!

    Think I’ll make that a practice for one day!!

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      stiggyworld said,

      Hi Gene, thanks for the feedback, really appreciate it.

      For the ‘Dirty Water’ picture I followed your example, converted to mono & tweaked the levels with Lightwave. For the grimy overlay, I’d found/downloaded a few textures whilst browsing deviantart.

      I opened the glass picture in Photoshop then i opened the texture file as a separate layer.

      I then selected the overlay blending option in the layer palette to combine both images & then adjusted the opacity for the texture layer until i got things looking about right. Then it just a few more adjustments to the levels that was about it.

      I’ve not tried this before with textures but it’s something I’m going to do again.

      Thanks again for the inspiration!

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    gene said,

    No problem!!! Looking forward to it..

    Thanks for the info… Also want to try it sometime, gives a nice final touch to the photo, and some character!


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