Upend by grizzlysghost

Upend

This is a "technique" I've been wanting to try since 10 Feb 2012 (yes, I've been counting the days).

As it's been on my mind for such a while, I intend to revisit this a few times within the next few weeks so I apologize now if your news feed gets cluttered up by my random experiments. Thanks!

My next image will be cleaner, but I rather liked the rough, vintage feel to this. At least, it feels that way to me.

The wine glass featured here is one of two I own, and enjoyed on special occasion. They are hand-blown, and finished off with a thin drizzle of molten silver around and around the waist at the final stage.

*Update: for those of you who would like to know, this is air spilling upward from an upside-down cup I have suspended in a fish tank full of water; I spun the image 180 degrees. You can't see it, but my fingers are gripping the other part of the bottom of the glass, above the surface.

For those of you who are trying to visualize it, here is another shot I did with a different vessel that includes my hand in the shot:
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g349/GrizzlysGhost/ScreenShot2013-01-19at80925PM_zpsaa4d9897.png
Very cool!!!!
January 20th, 2013  
The question is....did you do it like I THINK you did it? :D
January 20th, 2013  
Very interesting but how did you do it?
January 20th, 2013  
@hopess13 Haha, probably! If you post a correct guess here, I will come clean and add it to my description! :)
January 20th, 2013  
Looks like a blob of mercury. Given that you have been thinking about this for such a long time, I'm guessing it wasn't easy to achieve. I'm also thinking you are an "old school" kind of guy, so it wasn't photoshopped. Just have to wait for the clever people to have a guess at the technique to find the answer. :)
January 20th, 2013  
Is it underwater, upside down and the spilling liquid is an air bubble?
January 20th, 2013  
I like Rachel's guess...why didn't I think of that??
@hopess13
January 20th, 2013  
@hopess13 @onie Haha, it absolutely is Rachel; exactly as you've described it! I was impatient and didn't wait for the water to rest; so I had a million tiny air bubbles that were instantly magnified by the flash! My water is currently sitting in the tank, and I will revisit this tomorrow! Awesome putting it together, 5 points Gryffindor! LOL
January 20th, 2013  
Another awesome shot. I really like this and will add it to my list of shots to try in the future. Thanks for sharing.
January 20th, 2013  
I thought that air bubble was a Xmas bauble attached to the glass!
January 20th, 2013  
Awesome. Took me a few seconds to figure this out. Well set
January 20th, 2013  
Woo Hoo! I fianlly figured one out :D :D I studied it and studied it...it was the air bubbles at the surface that was the hint ;)
January 20th, 2013  
That is really cool- don't worry about the air bubbles on this one- it makes the background look like granite.
January 20th, 2013  
I'm in awe....I was trying to figure it out...got to the part about underwater...then I got stumped....*sigh*
January 20th, 2013  
Brilliant...just brilliant
January 20th, 2013  
Cheers !!!
January 20th, 2013  
Hey Aaron - Excellent technique and execution!!! Got my brain spinning again. ;-]
January 20th, 2013  
@lynnb Thanks Lynn! I posted a link above to another shot I did earlier that might help you visualize it :)
January 20th, 2013  
oh my GOSH this is crazy!! i would have had no idea how you did it without your explanation. you are brilliant :)
January 20th, 2013  
@grizzlysghost Thanks Aaron....made it clear....wonderful!
January 20th, 2013  
adding to your bag of tricks I see.... looking forward to see what you come up with in the next few days for this
January 20th, 2013  
Very cool!
January 20th, 2013  
I'm so trying this! Awesome!
January 20th, 2013  
Wow, incredible! Looking forward to seeing more.
January 20th, 2013  
Does your son like your experiments? They're all so creative and fun.
January 20th, 2013  
This is so neatl! Great image, it's awesome. Thanks for sharing how you did this, the extra pictures on photobucket were so helpful.
January 20th, 2013  
@rockinrobyn Thanks Robyn! Sometimes he is fascinated, sometimes he is bored (and he's not shy about letting me know) :)
January 20th, 2013  
MUST TRY. I think I'll note the date and see how it long takes me... ;^)
January 20th, 2013  
very very cool! i'll be on the look out for your next attempt!
January 20th, 2013  
Lots of fun to be had
January 20th, 2013  
Wow this is gorgeous! :) Super capture
January 20th, 2013  
wow!
January 20th, 2013  
Impressive!
January 20th, 2013  
Quite creative, and puzzling
January 20th, 2013  
Well that had my head spinning, very cool.
January 20th, 2013  
Fabulous Shot.
January 20th, 2013  
Cool idea and an impressive shot
January 20th, 2013  
Amazing mind you have!! Incredible ideas pouring out!! Wonderful
January 20th, 2013  
Glad you picked up this technique and it's challenge as you got me to revisit this fav by Bonnie http://365project.org/kloud/365/2012-02-10
January 20th, 2013  
Very clever. Took me a minute to work out what on earth you had done... (the hyperventilation hadn't worn off perhaps) Very cool
January 20th, 2013  
very cool!!
January 20th, 2013  
Inspired!
January 20th, 2013  
thanks for the explanation Aaron, i was wondering how you did it :P It gives a beautiful effect!
January 20th, 2013  
Incredible! I always look at an image before reading the explanation! This totally blew me away- it looks like molten silver . Fav
January 20th, 2013  
Wonderful. fav!
January 20th, 2013  
That's SO cool! FAV
January 20th, 2013  
Fabulous!
January 20th, 2013  
Very cool indeed!
January 20th, 2013  
tricky tricky and so clever! :)
January 20th, 2013  
@aspada Thanks for finding that Amy, that's the shot that inspired me!
January 20th, 2013  
Very clever! I like all the creative things you have been trying lately.
January 20th, 2013  
Awesome! I get the air bubble, but how did you do the partial base of the glass with reflection?
January 20th, 2013  
@timandelke Thanks! The "bottom" of the photo is actually the surface of the water, and the underside of water tends to be reflective :)
January 20th, 2013  
Very creative, great colours on the glass and the texture on the surface of the water adds to the great effect.
January 20th, 2013  
Inspiring!!
January 20th, 2013  
just Wow!
January 20th, 2013  
Creative composition, great metallics, and I LOVE the stemware!
January 21st, 2013  
Gosh how creative and arty!
January 21st, 2013  
Wow a fav !!!
January 21st, 2013  
Never would have figured this one out either. Love that shiny air bubble!
January 22nd, 2013  
Very cool technique.
January 22nd, 2013  
Fabulous photo. I'll have to spend a bit more time seeing how it works.
January 26th, 2013  
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