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The Wise Men of Sloeginia

Posted by
Mike (Lichfield, United Kingdom) on 19 January 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

This is the retake of a photo from a couple of weeks ago. It's getting somewhere close to how I wanted it but I'm still not quite happy. For now the snow has gone away so a third attempt will have to wait. The photo was taken in the beer garden of my local pub. The bottle was lit from underneath as it was sat on a hole in the bench where an umbrella would fit. Sloe gin is quite a dark blue colour and I couldn't get enough light through the liquid to illuminate everyone's faces so the bottle and glasses were eventually filled with water with a little blue food colouring added. The shot was also faintly lit with a torch to cast a bit more light over the people and the table. It was absolutely freezing so the photo was a little rushed.