Still life photos come in all shapes and forms, but rather than bowls of fruit, colourful wine glasses and other more typical items, I prefer still life photos that are still true to reality but far more surreal in nature.
Last Friday, while trying to figure out how to make a champagne glass exciting, I spotted a few flammable chemicals sitting on my work bench.
Of course, a light bulb went off and after trying a few different techniques using propane, butane, gasoline and other things I decided a champagne glass filled with water and just a drop of gasoline was perfect.
I set my temporary work space up with a couple black reflectors and used a speed light to illuminate the image from above.
I only did some very minor correcting in photoshop to give the interior of the flame a blue glow but kept the rest of it natural.
I was very pleased with the result and it made my Friday very interesting!