HaarFager

HaarFager

Posted on 06/01/2014


Photo taken on May 28, 2014


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Blue Rice Pony

Blue Rice Pony
Yes, I dyed the rice blue.

Thanks go out to my neighbor Sue for helping pick out the blue food coloring.

Valfal, k.e.s_kloset, Sami Serola, fragglerocks and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


16 comments - The latest ones
HaarFager
HaarFager
Thanks, Peter! I used my antique horsey cookie cutter to leave the pattern in the rice.
3 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
It was a complicated setup. I posed the blue rice on a clear plate, around my horsey cookie cutter. I then raised the plate off of a reflective white background on the floor by using 3 spice bottles of the same height and then carefully removed the cookie cutter. After that, with the lights out and a 20 second timed exposure, I bounced a flash unit off the white background from below the plate three times, once between each opening in the spice bottles. I allowed the light to overexpose everything so that it showed through the rice. I wanted it to be seen very clearly that the rice was blue!

Simple, eh?
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
haha thats fab, I like this one more :)
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
well HaarFager, I don't know why someone else didn't say something... your friend 'Sue" well she lied, this IS NOT blue... it's green, you've been had boy!

but I like the shot!
3 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
No, it was blue, it just dyed dark and then the extreme lighting changed it to this.
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon has replied to HaarFager
I was just 'toying' with you... but no one else played along!
3 years ago.
HaarFager has replied to Shuttering Yukon
I couldn't even tell. I know it started out blue, but who knows how I made it to end up, so I thought you could have been right.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Great idea =D
3 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
This is too funny that you did this Kenny. It's so cute!
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Clever. How does blue rice taste?
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon has replied to Esther
funny how us humans associate colour with taste, I bet if he used food colouring it probably tastes just the same as normal, but me I think 'eww gross blue rice"
3 years ago.
HaarFager has replied to Shuttering Yukon
You're probably right for most people, but I cooked mine in chicken broth instead of water and it was quite tasty! It didn't taste "blue" at all!
3 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
You actually went and did this, lol! And by the way, big congrats for making Explore with this photo!
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Thats why you see very little blue food.. even the blue Smarties got the thumbs down.. and its all in the mind !

LOVE the photo and the ingenuity !
3 years ago.
HaarFager has replied to Pam J
What about blue cheese?
3 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
oh,this is fabulous, what a great an beautiful idea !
3 years ago.