I can admit it. This project was probably not worth splattering-up my D.I.Y. softbox with food coloring (yes, only I could manage that). But at least I’ve gotten it out of my system. For a while, anyway.
Lady Macbeth: “Out, damned spot! Out, I say!”
– Shakespeare, Macbeth
About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified
The smoke monster from LOST?? 😉
It does look like smoke, doesn’t it!
I’ve never seen Lost, though.
Probably because my TV remote is lost.
True story: the smoke monster from “Lost” makes the same sound as the meter in NYC taxicabs when it’s printing your receipt. Which means the city seemed very, very scary to me for six years.
I would imagine looking at the receipt was pretty scary, too! 🙂
Food coloring? You mean it’s not a “spilledinkguy” self-portrait?
now that you mention it, Laura… there is a rather striking resemblance…
I thought it was smoke, too. Of course, as I looked more closely it was obviously blue #14. Maybe? In any case, I like it.
It sure does, doesn’t it?
Which leads to my realization there are much easier ways to create this shot. Oh well.
Thanks very much for stopping by, L.D.!
Ohhhhhhhhh…FOOD COLORING. PHEW.
See? No worries, Bearman!
A little dye’ll do it.
You just scared me with the title.
Yep, me too 😦
Sorry, F.L. – my bad!
on second thought…
I’m seeing that now, too…
Why does this make me want cookies? Maybe because food coloring always went hand in hand with frosting cookies when I was a kid… or maybe I’m just hungry. In any case the photo is sweet!
Thank you, Annabelle…
yeah… I’m still not sure about this one.
Cookies, on the other hand…
Looks like your camera was attacked by a squid. I have a carton of fluid in the kitchen but is amber coloured
The perils of bringing my camera 20,000 leagues under the sea! 🙂
Ah, I thought this was smoke too when I first saw it.
Crazy how similar they look, isn’t it? I was thinking the very same thing!
Thank you so much, sir! 🙂
It’s beautiful. You can fix your soft box.: )
Thanks, S.E. – that’s very kind of you!
Yeah, just some tissue paper and poster-board. 🙂
I agree; it does look like smoke! Can’t imagine how you accomplished this.
It’s just a pitcher full of water + a softbox + some food coloring, Dishy. And lots of splashing.
i agree, it looks a bit like smoke. cool shot!
Thanks, U.M. –
it was fun, anyway. And frustrating. But mostly fun. 🙂
I see a flamenco dancer!
She’s got some moves, too!
I think it’s an insect with very big mandibles.
Everybody hold still…
I’ll go get something to smack it with!
I see a gecko doing a dance move!
I wonder if he can save us any money on car insurance?
Actually. i think it looks really cool
Thank you very much, A.W. –
I do kinda like the ‘movement’ in there…
Cigarette smoke with extra tar. Cool picture but bad for your lungs. 🙂
Good thing the surgeon general never stops by.
Hi SIG! Yesterday, I was reading an article on a photo exhibit by Chinese photographer, Lu Jun who used this technique to produce work that look like old chinese paintings but he was using ink dropped into a tank of water and taking pictures of it. Love the fluidity of your lines in the picture you took. I might give this a try one day.
Wow! That sounds very cool! I’m going to have to do some research on his work – I’d like to have a look at that!
Thank you very much for the kind words…
it was a bit difficult, and somewhat frustrating, but pretty fun, too. I might try one or two more some day.