Peter Elliston  

In deep trouble by Peter Elliston

February 2021 - In deep trouble

About the Image(s)

Detail: Lockdown has taken me down many paths to occupy myself and sometimes my photographic experiments have led me to create images which perhaps have no sense at all but in the making of them I have had a lot of fun. This somewhat basic composite came about after several experiments of putting things in bottles - photographically of course! The aim was to create some pictures from old images by inserting them into some glass bottles and containers which I shot on a tabletop lighting setup. The idea is really to create images which basically make the viewer wonder ‘why’ and probably at the same time decide that this particular photographer has had too much time on his hands and maybe needs careful watching. But other reason was to have some fun with my photography and my bottle images do that even if they make little sense.
So this is basically a composite of three images - the fish tank, the street artists and the bottle plus a self-made bubble brush. They were all taken on a Fuji XT1 or XT3 and that’s about it. No fish or humans were harmed in this experiment.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Thanks for the disclaimer as I was ready to report you to the ASPCA! This pandemic has many of us searching for ways to fill our new found freedom of time - you found a way. This is clever and the look appears almost believable. One concern for me is that you dropped the bottle on top of an area that is out of focus. Perhaps placing in front of that object might be an improvement. Can't wait to see the others as long as the fish don't mind. . .   Posted: 02/06/2021 15:48:26
Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
Fun photo. We all need a break form this pandemic and this is one way to do it.   Posted: 02/09/2021 16:27:38

John Hackett   John Hackett
A bit of fun in these strange times. I like it, and glad that no fish or humans were harmed. Okay there may be a few technical issues but who cares, just enjoy it.   Posted: 02/13/2021 05:16:14

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I applaud your creativity. I like the composition with fishes on the left balancing the bottle on the right. One thing to consider, the bottle is much sharper than the other rocks (probably not rocks, but don't know what to call them) in the image. If you decreased the sharpness to match, it might look more "real".   Posted: 02/25/2021 18:16:16

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
Great job with the compositing. Enjoying the process is a really great accomplishment all by it self.   Posted: 02/26/2021 11:05:52