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The Old Red Paint Splash

I know it's been done a million times, but fancied giving the old paint splash a go. Blimey was it tricky.


Bought 6 white ceramic tiles from Homebase to create a little white studio above my bath. Bought a red matt emulsion paint tester pot and used some old medical bottle in place of a pipette. Most difficult thing was timing, and out of about 250 shots, only about 10 were splash-tacular, this being the best.


I messed the lighting up - everything was a bit dark, and only the magic of RAW + photoshop let me just about recover this shot.


Going to give it another go sometime with:


- a pipette

- more light

- at 200mm

- lower aperature

- lower iso

- more diluted paint

- drop the paint from higher (= higher splash?)

- better shadow

- perhaps my camera behind glass?


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Taken on November 11, 2012