Have you ever come up with an idea for a photograph in your head and then attempted to create it in reality?
Every now and then I like to try and come up with a creative photograph.
I formulate the idea and how I see the finished image looking and then try to capture it. This does not always work out as planned.
Following on from a shot that I took recently with a used Jack Daniels Bottle and a Firework Sparkler. I thought I'd try and re-creating the 'lightning effect and produce a macro 'sea scape' with a storm at sea effect.
I half filled an old goldfish bowl with water and floated a Preiser 1/28th scale model fisherman in the middle. The idea was to drop the sparkler in the top and create the lightning effect through the smoke.
I 'sensibly' managed to fill the tank up with warm water which was a mistake given that I had to shoot outside in sub-zero temperatures. The water quickly fogged up on the sides of the tank obscuring the fisherman (of course!)
I was also a little early in the evening and there was a bright twilight sky which looked pretty but due to the reflective bowl created some un-wanted reflections (of me, of my house, of surrounding trees etc.)
The bottom line is that I didn't get that close to capturing the idea but I did get some interesting shots from the evening.
In one of the shots a spark from the sparkler has streaked down and hit the bucket in the fisherman's boat. This feels like a keeper and I titled it 'Light Catcher'