Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Some Like It Hot

"Absolut Fiery" by Wes Aldridge

This is a shot that was fun to do. This bottle of Absolut Raspberri looked as if it would make for a perfect shot of what I was trying to accomplish. It also looked like it would make for a swell time too.

To get this shot, I took two chairs and set them beside each other with about a five inch gap in between. I sat two hardcover books across the gap, side-by-side, with about two inches of space between them. Next I balanced the bottle over the gap. I took a black sheet and doubled it over and hung it from a third chair's back behind the bottle and wrapped the cloth around the base of the bottle. I put my 550EX flash under the chairs pointing directly up at the gap underneath the bottle and connected it to my camera with a hot shoe cord. I sat my 420EX speedlite on a table behind me, about one foot higher than the bottle sat and made it fire as a slave to my 550EX. I shot at ISO 400 at 1/60th of a second at f/2.8 with my 50mm lens. The end result is the bottle lighting up like fire.

1/4 can Sugar Free RedBull
8 oz. diet Sierra Mist
1.5 oz. Absolut Raspberri Vodka
Mix together in 12 oz. glass with rocks. Enjoy! Guaranteed to make for an interesting weekend.