If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took earlier than the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves a facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.
Now here’s more from Chris:
Title of photo: Red Dye 40
Equipment used: Canon T2i, EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Speedlite 430EX-II
Tell us a little about your shot: I colored the water using regular red food coloring (contains FD&C Red #40) and placed it in a burette. I set the burette about half a meter above the shallow pool of colorless water and let it drip slowly. The camera settings were all manual (F16, 1/200s, ISO 200, flash at 1/32 power, manual focus.) I put the camera on a tripod and manually triggered the shutter with a shutter release cable. I cropped the photo slightly.
I’m a chemistry professor (North Lake College in Irving) who has recently gotten interested in photography. One of the things I like to do is photograph beautiful things that I see in the lab every day. Figuring out how to capture those beautiful things forces me to learn new photography techniques. At the end of the day, I learn something new and periodically get a cool picture out of it.