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MartiniJanuary 11, 2005

Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro 1

Categories: Abstract | Canon Powershot Pro 1 | Closeups and Macros
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Wow, this is such a fantastic photo! I love the way the stem appears to bend and the style makes it feel like one of the early photos... very artsy. How did you do it?

Posted by: tuesdayscoming at January 12, 2005 01:17 AM


This is definitely one of my favorites from your wonderful assortment of shots. It has a great sense of texture and depth to it that I absolutely LOVE! You have to tell us the secret on how you did it! :)

Posted by: Chris at January 12, 2005 02:51 AM


O.K. The "secret" is...

Behind the martini glass was a lava lamp (which created all the red light you saw in this photo) and in front of the glass was a sheet of paper to create the silhouette effect. The lava lamp had just been turned on, so all the gooey stuff was still in a lump at the bottom, creating a bright yellow/orangish glow at the base and a less bright red light everywhere else.

Since the paper was relatively thick (it was regular white copy paper), it order to enhance the lines of the glass, I allowed the paper to "fall" into the curve of the glass. The places in the photo where the lines are sharpest is where the paper was touching the glass. That's also what caused the stem to look slightly curved.

Glad you like the result!

Posted by: luminouslens at January 12, 2005 10:06 PM


wow. you did alot of work to create this, it's fantastic. i reminds me of old early 19th century photography with the grain and dull edges.
you should print this on some nice paper with rough edges to give it that "old" feel. it would make an interesting contrast with a common "pop" image with an antique finish.

Posted by: zerosun at January 13, 2005 09:28 AM


Wow.....at first glance I thought it looked like a tornado funnel. This is great work, good energy in this image.

Posted by: photographer52 at January 13, 2005 07:12 PM


wow! i love how this is the flip side of the color shot on your colour photoblog. great shot!!!!

Posted by: frisky? at January 14, 2005 12:32 AM


looks amazing, almost like a pinhole shot!

Posted by: miles at January 17, 2005 08:49 PM


I can't get over how cool the curved silhouette is. I like this one better than the color post (which is also nice). Somehow, it also seems more different to me than usual wrt the prototype I've got in my mind of your work.

Posted by: joan at January 17, 2005 10:41 PM
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