Even though I have been taking photographs for a long time I am always searching for new ideas or projects to try. Today I discovered a YouTube video by Bryan Peterson where he demonstrated a technique of photographing an object in a vase with sparkling water. He did his out doors on a picnic table using natural light and it looked very intriguing. So I thought I would give it a try this evening.
Now as it is winter time here shooting out doors was not going to happen so I brought a mug down to the studio and set up one of my Alien Bees with a small Chimera soft box. I set the ISO at 100, shutter speed at 1/250 and aperture at f5. I used my 70-200 mm lens with a 36 mm extension tube for macro. After using a clothes pin to hold the orange slice in place I used a can of Sprite as my liquid. I took a number of quick shots as the bubbles interacted with the orange.
After downloading the files to my computer I choose the one I felt had the nicest bubbles and then cropped and did some minor exposure adjustments. Using OnOne's Perfect Photo Suite 7 to add a border that I liked.
It is fun to try new things again and that is one of the joy's of photography. I plan on doing a lot of experimenting in the upcoming year.