I’ve managed to work through the pile of unedited photos that had accumulated on my hard disk and the Picture-a-Day page should get regular updates again. June’s complete, check back regularly to see new photos.
For those interested in how my PAD 171 from June 20th was made I’ve put together some making of information. The pinball machine is nothing other than a metal fruit holder I borrowed from our kitchen. It’s held up by a superclamp. To simulate the pinball’s perspective I used a fisheye lens. On a full frame camera this results in a circular image.
The light trails are made with a torchlight that shines into an aluminium sheet. The technique’s called painting with light. After a few tries I got the trails I wanted. In Photoshop I added masked Solid Color layers in Color Blend Mode to get the neon colours. In the end I used Liquify to fill in the corners because I didn’t want to crop away too much from the sides.
The first two weeks of my Picture-a-day project have now been uploaded, so if you haven’t had a look at them yet, go and check them out. The PAD isn’t updated on the RSS feeds by the way but I upload an image pretty much every day. I’ve been going for well over a month now and haven’t missed a single day yet, let’s hope I can keep that ratio :)