Sunday, January 17, 2016

Kinetic Still Life... a little too kinetic yesterday.  Three panes of ice with puzzle pieces inside.  I used a frying pan to melt some edges straight so I could make a three-part construction of it,  Got it in front of the camera, lit, holder in, ran the flash meter and closed the lens and set the f-stop, stepped to the back of the camera to pull the slide and the whole thing collapsed and shattered.  Interesting to feel the varying emotions that wash through you at that point.  It had taken several days to freeze the panels, cut them out with hot water, re-freeze parts.  On the other hand, I'm learning things and figured out how to get them to stand a little steadier for another couple of minutes at least...pushpins to help stabilize the bottom on the back side out of sight.  And worked out how to freeze two panels together at an angle.


Might not be any better than this, but you never know until you do it.

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