I made my original image on a piece of white paper and used the sun as the light source, which has enabled the hard shadow. I’ve fiddled around with the threshold slider to reduce it to B&W, then duplicated the layer and repositioned it to give a double exposure look. I used a different opacity for the second layer in an attempt to give this 2 dimensional image a feeling of depth, or a 3rd dimension. I tried various things with the second layer, flipping, vertically and horizontally, but kept coming back to this. The crop is 16x9, which I’ve been playing with recently. I like the balance it gives, somehow more pleasing for certain images than the 35mm 3x2 usual thing. The nectarine stone from Week 58 is 16x9 too. Probably square format is still my favourite, but it is interesting to look at things differently, just for fun, sometimes. And even when I’ve allowed myself colour for this year I still went to B&W for this week and last. Learning new tricks is not easy.
I think I bought my whisk in the US. We were staying with friends, and I was intrigued with the whisk she used to make French Toast for breakfast. I brought one home, and use it quite often. I’d only seen whisks which rotate in a circular fashion previously, and hers was a sort of punch up and down type, which you can use on flat plate, making it easy to beat the eggs first, then dip the bread in the egg which is already on the plate, before cooking. Anything to make cleaning up easier gets my vote. I also like it because of the shape, flat on the bottom, which I’ve used for several photographic things, including a card series.