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I had to comment on this after seeing it in the admin system before making it active.
I think the effect on the hand is excellent. How has that been achieved? I can see some ripples just above the wrist that suggest it's one of those surgical gloves?
I wore a disposable glove from B&Q.
Used a squarelight with a blue gel on the left and a snooted light with a yellow gel behind and to the right.
The background is a sheet of opal perspex lit from behind with a filter made of clingfilm and about twenty gel swatches botched together.
Nice one Dave. Really creepy Hammer Horror stuff, evil doctor/nurse scenario.
Must try something like this when I have time.
Just one small technical niggle. How can you have a jet of liquid from the needle, when there is an air bubble on top of the fluid in the syringe?
Nope - straight shot. Just cleaned up using levels and curves. It is the glass and the lighting that makes it look like an air bubble on a small image.
Really like this shot. It is the contrasting colours that really make it for me. However, I can't help feeling that there is too much space around the syringe and hand - it is a shame they are not larger in the frame. Otherwise, nice shot.
Stephen - space is left around the subject to allow text to be placed,
Camera club mentality is to fill the canvas with subject.
To sell images is a different matter; the subject has to be placed in such a way that it can be used as a layout to include text without covering the subject.
Good point about the space for the text.
I'll have to take your word on the camera club mentality, I've never been part of one.
Yet another great shot Dave. I can see this one selling again and again, from medical, to torture, from animal testing to virus epidemics etc.
Thanks Conrad - Love your nat history image. It is full of separate images within such as people backlit in the doorway, people going up escalators etc..
I think it is one of the best images on the site and should be front cover next week.
Thanks for the vote of confidence Dave. NHM doesn't share your enthusiasm unfortunately.
LOL! Now that made me feel a lot happier. Thanks.
Stephen, just a rider on the "camera club mentality"...I left one some years ago because of the cliquey way they behaved. Ask one how a pic was achieved and you got only a nod and a wink, no useful info. I think it's brilliant of Dave to be so open with his help, after all it's his living!
Dave - As it is your hand holding the syringe -how have you managed to keep it so still?
I couldn't imagine being able to hold a syringe in a gloved hand still long enough for a photo!!
It has to be carefully positioned to be in frame and in order that the 'squirt' does not go out of the frame.
I place various markers to frame the area and just out of view and rest my arm on the support - a workmate in this case.
Great shot. Knew it was yours when I saw the dinky lighting set-up
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