I finally recalled the inDesign technique I wanted, after forgetting how to do it when I made the shell image last year. Finding the right chapter in the ebook was the hardest part. I do think ebooks are great, but somehow holding a real book in your hand and flicking the pages until you find what you want is probably quicker and less frustrating.
My husband made a smoothie each for breakfast this morning and as we finished them I noticed the patterns the bubbles left on the glasses. It was a dash for the camera and macro lens before the bubbles slid to the bottom of the glasses. He made them with yoghurt, trim milk, a banana and some frozen berries. They were delicious. They keep us going until lunchtime and, while the sugar police would recommend control because of the fruit, we really enjoy them. I placed the empty glasses on a window sill and photographed them, from all sides over about 5 minutes, with back light against a clear blue sky, which is where the blue patches come from. A couple had to be discarded because the colour was out of whack with the rest and they stood out. It would have been easier, and maybe more effective to pick a single image and just send one, but there is nothing like a challenge, so I turned it into a learning opportunity and used inDesign again. Making this sort of image is much easier, (once the right instructions are to hand) I find, when placing the images into inDesign than it is in Photoshop. The individual images snap to a grid more easily, and somehow the grid remembers the spacings and replicates them between the placed images. I find it much harder to get the images in place, with consistent gaps, in Photoshop.
I've known for a long time that we see images through our own life experiences. This was illustrated to me recently, by my cousin, who is a nurse. She thought it was a photo of someone's unfortunate skin disease. My background with food, and hers as a nurse ........................okay!