“Every adventure requires a first step” — Cheshire Cat
You only need 4 simple ingredients to transport yourself to magical world of Little Kingdom:
-and small colour manipulation in Lightroom
There is something magical about taking the first image of the photoshoot. You can never quite tell where it might take you.
I wasn’t expecting to discover anything special that afternoon, when I look at my lawn through my camera’s viewfinder. A fresh, crisp scent of the wild mint wafted over me in a slow, invisible cloud. There was a familiar, happy, yellow face of a dandelion. Some sharp and angry blades of grass. An innocent daisy was looking humbly. A tall, slim cowslip was trying to get my attention.
But I wanted something else, something different and exceptional. Something that would help me to escape from the ordinary. So I decide to use my secret weapon – water.
On one hot December afternoon I was seating in my garden. The sun was high and strong, the air still. It was really hard to move in such penetrating heat. Even the birds were silenced, I imagined they were high in the trees, statue like, breathing with open beaks. Light was too bright to read, even in the shade of an umbrella. So instead I watched the ice-cubes in my glass.
At first I was fascinated by lines and reflected colours.
Then by the texture of melting ice.
After a while, I started to notice shapes and some figures appeared in my images.
Finlay when the ice nearly melted, I’ve spotted this little “ice monster”.