Photo of the Day: Beer’s Essential Ingredients

Water, cracked grain and hops flowers from the hop vine.  Three essential ingredients make the base of any beer.  Add yeast and time, and your alcoholic beverage is ready.

For this shot I used the exact same lighting set up as the previous entry, but took two exposures for the final.  One for critical focus on the dried hops and cracked grain, and another for the water pitcher.  In PS5 I combine the two images with layers and masks for the final cut.

Location: Cameron Karsten Studios, Bainbridge Island, WA

Camera/Lens Specifics: Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens

100mm, 1/5 sec at f/10, ISO 100, tripod mount.

Post: Adobe LR3 & PS5

Photo of the Day: Playin’ Wit Fire

Matches go up, and matches go out.  Playing with fire.  Which one is your favorite?

Location: SCCA Studios, Seattle, Wa

Camera/Lens Specifics: Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM

100mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 200.

Post:  Adobe LR3 & Photoshop CS5

Photo of the Day: Halo’d

Location: SCCA Studios, Seattle, Wa

Camera/Lens Specifics: Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM

100mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 200.

Post:  Adobe LR3 & Photoshop CS5

Photo of the Day: Smokin’ Angel

Location: SCCA Studios, Seattle, Wa

Camera/Lens Specifics: Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM

100mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 200.

Post:  Adobe LR3 & Photoshop CS5