Calm in the East River

Calm in the East River · Fri, 17 Jul 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

I’ve never seen the East River so calm. It might have helped the fog, it might have helped the viewpoint, but it was calm.

Cloudy sunset

Cloudy sunset · Mon, 1 Jun 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

It pays having a big window at work.

Bubbles landscape

Bubbles landscape · Wed, 20 May 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

Today I had a blast taking this photo. Used my new Lensbaby with a macro adapter, a flash unit,  foam core, a black  kitchen towel, an (almost) empty sauce jar, an oil dispenser (filled with water), a small cardboard box and bubbles, of course:

Setup

Setup


It looks like one of those lab experiments from college, doesn’t it? Lights comes out the flash unit, hits the foam core, which is angled downwards, and reflects toward the bubbles, that’s how the bubbles are lighted. To (unlight) block the light from hitting the black table near the bubbles, the black kitchen towel is somehow positioned on top of the cardboard box, which sits between the flash unit and the bubbles. Let follow the light path:

Light path

Light path

Mountains and walls

Mountains and walls · Mon, 18 May 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

And crevices and cracks.