Kicking ideas around for a night time photo for my local photographic club’s monthly challenge started me thinking about the moon above the mountains across the valley from my house. A bit staid as an idea so decided to try a studio shoot using a ceramic sculpture by Peter Hayes.
This isn’t something I have done before and without studio equipment I had to improvise. Shutters down to blackout the room. Backcloth made from cutting up a black dress (not mine!). Secured the backcloth to the wall behind the sculpture with sellotape and cut a hole in the dress (whoops!) so I could poke a blue light through to illuminate the glass disc at the top of the sculpture. Side lighting to capture the textures on the sculpture’s face was provided by my iPhone torch sellotaped to a desk lamp. The image was then cropped and processed to give this result – ‘Blue Moon’. Don’t start humming the song!