I set out this evening to create another image like last night’s, based on lighting for effect. Sadly, my experiments didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped.
I was shooting a model ship, with the intent of creating a dawn like light on the bow of the ship. I have an idea of how I’d do this if I had some gels for my flash, but I don’t (yet). So I experimented with a technique that worked well for me in the water drop series, bouncing the flash off of colored paper. While that did in fact add color to the light, I wasn’t able to create quite the effect I wanted. Rather than the rosy fingers of dawn, I found myself creating the sickly pink of Pepto on the normally white sails of the ship.
I’ll come back to this idea at a later date, but as for this evening I ran out of time. Rather than posting an image I don’t like, I thought I’d post an image of the setup itself. I’m open to any suggestions or advice on techniques I should try.