Day 48: Don’t Drink the Water
This is shot no. 28 in the Fear Series; only 3 more days to go. I tried my best to get a gush of blood from the spout. Alas, all I could muster was a trickle. I was getting some cool shadows when taking test shots with the regular old incandescents of the bathroom but ran out of time trying to recreate them with my strobe. I left the wacky angle, in lieu of straightening, because I thought it was more fun.
30 sec @ f 3.5, 18mm, ISO 400, Canon 480 EXII @ 1/64
How I did it: The camera is on a Sunpak flexipod in the bottom of the tub. I made some fake blood–3 parts corn syrup; 1 part water; a couple of drops of red, blue, and green food dye; a smidge of chocolate syrup; and a couple of teaspoons of corn starch–yummy. I loaded the fake blood into a turkey baster and shot it up the spout before each shot. Incidentally, this was taken in a completely dark room, so I popped my strobe 3 times at the ceiling to brighten it evenly.