Every month the admins of Hull Creative Photography Facebook group set a theme, and the winner of that month's theme has their photo as the Facebook group banner for the next month. February's theme is #transport. You can submit as many photos of the theme during the month, and rather than keep posting similar images of trains, planes, or bikes I tried to think of something different. It was while I was sat at my PC I looked down at the floor and saw my old roller skates. This gave me an idea and the opportunity to try some more off flash photography with colour gels.
Once I had set the shot up, I positioned the gels just in front of the skates either side out of shot. I then got onto the floor so the skates were eye level and proceeded to take a test shot. Few little changes made to the flash settings and took another test shot. I was ready to carry on taking some more photos. During taking the photos I swapped the flashes around so I had several images with the blue gel on the left and red gel on the right and then visa versa.
After taking about 25 photos, I went onto the PC and found my favourite:
The settings I used for this shot were as follows: