There are no digital effects here, these peppers are in a plastic tupperware dish, sitting on a white counter top. The
flash light from the nearby window was diffused through the plastic and voila, peppers floating in nothing.
Technical Stuff: The biggest problem with pocket-sized digital cameras is how close the flash is to the lens. Using the flash generally means any and every subject will be washed-out. The easiest remedy for this is to fix a piece of tissue over the flash. I use a the paper cup part of a cupcake… but for this shot I
used full flash didn’t use flash at all. I don’t keep a logbook, but I just realized since I used the multiple exposure option (three consecutive shots) I couldn’t have used the flash. Crazy.
Generally any experimentation I do with my camera lasts barely a day and most of the time no more than a shot. I think, to really get into that level of photography, you have to see something worthy on the other side… it’s a place I’ve thought about going, but there’s a level of commitment to Art I’ve never been able to maintain.