Making Ice with Fire
Foodies among you will be directly plotting what liqor to use to flambe the icecream desert... Well, this blog is not about that.... *
Let's say I was to photograph a nice glass of Cola Light with lemon standing in a pile of ice cubes.
Well, ice cubes tend to melt. And here in the roaring Doha summer heat, it means you have about 2 seconds to get 'The' shot...
Hm... Let's Lynda.com & google...
Which in total resulted in the following shopping list for the shoot-to-be-done:
1 - Lemons
2 - Hair Gel - transparent white
3 - Butan Gas Burner
4 - A new nice glass (since of course we don't have a trillion nice glasses in our kitchen cabinets...)
5 - Surf Wax
6 - Glycerine
7 - Plant sprayer
8 - Funnel
Smarties who think - she forgot to add the Cola Light to the shopping list:
No I did not. That's default stock in our home...
So, how it's supposed to work:
Take the glass, undo it from the price tag
Rub the surf wax to the outside surface of the glass - to get the chilled frosting look
Put the glass on the surface, surround it with splashes of hair gel
Burn the splashes of hair gel into shape with the butan gas burner. (Which will prove to be a good investment - as you can re-use it to make your creme brulee..)
Mix glycerine-water in a 50-50 ratio, put it in the plant sprayer. Spray it on the outside surface of the glass
Cut the lemon into a round slice, open the Cola Light can.
Pour the Cola in the glas via the funnel. Why? To avoid unwanted spilled drops at the inside of the glass
Time to play: Click- click - click!
*However, tip - if you make home made vanilla ice - add a royal splash of Bacardi Gold to the ingredients...
makes your icecream extra yummie!