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For my penultimate 365 image, I asked friends on Facebook to help me with a few ideas for today. They were all great suggestions, but one in particular was perfect (thanks Erin!). Part of what I do with my photography is try to capture the everything things of life and present them in an extraordinary way. There have been many common items in my images over the past year but this one was a challenge. Shoot a glass of water and one square of toilet paper.
For this photograph, I used a shot glass, a square of tissue, a darkened room, and a pen light. However, this is not one shot. It is actually 14 shots. Yep, 14. After a bit of experimentation, I discovered it would be very difficult to get the lighting I wanted with one shot. But with the pen light, I was able to light each part of the glass and the paper square with precision.
I combined all the shots in Photoshop through a variety of masks and blending modes. Then I adjusted the colors and contrast and added a slight overall glow. So here it is, Erin, a glass of water and a toilet paper square.
Day 364 of my 365 photo a day project.
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