Making-of for the picture « Tagada milk drop »

WeeklyPhotoProject2015 n°03 Try a new technique (making-of)

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Week 3/52 : Try a new technique
Making-of for the picture « Tagada milk drop » 

First time doing milk drops… Not easy to have the drop bouncing on the surface ! It was fun trying it over and over but my living room is a mess now 🙂 I was inspired by the work of +Valerie Sangui​​​ : I’ve put a glass ball just on the surface of the liquid and dropped my milk drop on the sphere to have this boucing effect. I made a pin hole on the bottom of a small bottle filled with milk and used my microwave grid to put the bottle on top of the glass ball. You need to be lucky : I just managed to have 2 such pictures out of 50 🙂

Tagada milk drop @ Montrouge, France

WeeklyPhotoProject2015 n°03 Try a new technique

WeeklyPhotoProject2015 #WPP2015
Week 3/52 : Try a new technique
Tagada milk splash @ Montrouge, France

First time doing milk drops… Not easy to have the drop bouncing on the surface ! It was fun trying it over and over but my living room is a mess now 🙂 I was inspired by the work of +Valerie Sangui : I’ve put a glass ball just on the surface of the liquid and dropped my milk drop on the sphere to have this boucing effect. I made a pin hole on the bottom of a small bottle filled with milk and used my microwave grid to put the bottle on top of the glass ball. You need to be lucky : I just managed to have 2 such pictures out of 50 …

I’ve also posted the making-of for the picture.

Old Lovers @ Ile Saint Louis, Paris, France

WeeklyPhotoProject2015 n°02 Street Photography

WeeklyPhotoProject2015 #WPP2015 – Week 2/52 : Street photography &
Black&WhiteProject26 #BWProject26 – Theme 1/26: New Beginnings

Old lovers @ Ile Saint Louis, Paris, France

I was lucky today : there was a bright sun in the sky after many days of rain. I was walking in the center of Paris on the « Ile Saint Louis » (Saint Louis island) which is mainly pedestrian. When I saw this old couple walking arm in arm towards me and with the sun in my back, I knew I could do some black & white picture with the couple as a silhouette and the shadows on the pavement. While they passed me, I just had 2 seconds to turn back, make a few adjustementd and take the picture ! That’s what I love in street photography : you have to be lucky and wait for That moment… but as long as you have not seen the picture on a big screen, you cannot know if you have been able to catch this fleeting moment ! I took 3 pictures of the old couple walking down the street but only one was successful 🙂

Frenck King Cake and its figurine « la fève » @ Montrouge, France

WeeklyPhotoProject2015 n°01  Depth of Field - King cake

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Week 1/52 : Depth of Field
French King Cake and its figurine « la fève »

As it’s the beginning of a new year, we are celebrating Epiphany during January. As I was reading informations on wikipedia, I’ve discovered that there are many « King cakes » around the world with all kind of shapes and ingredients ! In France and Quebec, the King cake (« galette des rois » in French) consists of flaky puff pastry layers with a dense center of frangipane (almond) or apple. A figurine (« la fève ») is hidden in the cake and the person who finds the trinket in their slice becomes king for the day and will have to offer the next cake. For my « galette des rois », the figurine is a small painting called « Pont de Moret » painted by Alfred Sisley…

src : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_cake