Monday, September 7, 2009

Stripy Soaps

Scent: Frangipani (look like tigers, don't they?)

Scent: Citrus Combo (Mimosa, Tangerine, Orange)

I think I mentioned somewhere that I wouldn't be making anymore soaps for a while. Well, I was wrong. The dog ate my soaps, so I had to make some more.

We just bought a new lens about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Hopefully, you wouldn't have to see more of those boring soap pictures! If I am not too lazy, then there will be more interesting photos coming up.

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Uncle Lee said...

Hi Ai Shiang, ha ha, bet your dog was foaming? Your soaps are simply beautiful....sure wouldn't want to use them for washing, whatever...
only thing if kids mistake and eat them, ha ha.
Have a nice day, Lee.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stripe patterns. The first one does look like tiger stripes.

Which lens did you purchase?

HappySurfer said...

Tiger stripes? More like marble cake slices. Is it tea time already? haha..

Willie said...

Oh my goodness, They look like cheese cakes.

Ai Shiang said...

Uncle Lee,
I bet kids will spit it out 'cos they taste bitter.

Mei Teng,
Bought a EFS 10-22mm lens. It's a wide angle. It has been out of stock for ages, we waited quite a while for it.

I think I ate too much sweet stuff recently, put a bit of weight already. No tea time for me haha!

Haha! I don't see edible cheese cakes around made with so many colours before *wink!

Tekkaus said...

War..nice soaps Ai Shiang! What happened to the soaps? You dog ate them? Serious? Ha :D Must be tasty huh!

I like the Franipani ones, they look more curvateous! LOL :D

Anonymous said...

Read reviews about it. It's a good lens. Worth the wait :)

How much did you pay for it? I think it's >RM2.5k here. Are lenses cheaper over in Australia?

Shingo T said...

Yummy yummy!

Ayie said...

dog ate the soaps? well can't blame hiim...i imagine spongecakes after seeing your soaps this time =)

nope those aren't boring, so cute actually =)

Leigh Anne said...

These are beautiful! You must be so proud. What an artist!!

Ai Shiang said...

Tekkaus, Ayie,
I don't have a dog. It's just a excuse to make some more. Just like when the teacher asks you where is your homework, you didn't do it, you blamed the dog ate your homework :o)

Mei Teng,
We bought it for A$1,118. The prices fluctuate from one shop to another. There is one shop sells it for A$1058 but imported from Hong Kong. The one we bought came from Australia Canon, from Aussie is better 'cos we get warranty for the lens. No warranty for imported but cheaper. I saw the web you told me before selling it for RM2,795. Not too expensive either.

Shingo T, Leigh Anne,
Thank you very much.

fufu said...

wow... they are soap?? nice!!
yeah i remember what you told me in the post of you writing about how you making the soap ya

chubskulit said...

wow very nice looking soap, i bet they feel good too when u use it to bathe..

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Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, I ADORE the stripes on your Citrus Combo! Looking at your soaps I'm sooo very tempted to try stronger colourants. :p Well done, and keep on going!

No Body said...

Very nice n colorful.. :)

Ayie said...

haha, I won't be surprised if you have a dog and really ate the soaps. It looks like something edible except the scent of course!

James said...

Cool looking soap. :-) I think you asked about my camera the other day. I use a Canon EOS Rebel T1i. I think it's called Canon Rebel 500D in your neck of the woods.

I really want to get a new lens.

Ai Shiang said...

I tried using paprika and turmeric for red and yellow when I first started. Natural doesn't mean good sometime. Most people get a bad reaction from paprika. Since then I decided to use none-run clay colorants.

Hui Ming,
Thank you :o)

Haha! Maybe the scents will fool the dog.

Yes, I did ask about the type of camera you're using. I do know 500D. Have you been using it long? What lens do you plan to buy?

Paul said...

Really nice lens you got there... I just got myself a telephoto lens... now having second thoughts... wide angle sounds more fun.

Ai Shiang said...

Been waiting to get hold of this wide angle lens for quite a while. Finally got it. The "Lonesome Casino" was taken by my 10-22mm lens. The distortion is fascinating.

eugene said...

At a glance i thought what i saw were cakes, i was darn wrong,,,,

didnt know soaps can be made in such a wonderful colors,,,,,

hey first time here, guess would be nice to leave a comment here.

take care now

Michelle said...

Yeah, I agree that just assuming that "natural" or plant-based colourants or ingredients will be mild is the wrong thing to do. There Are poisonous plants too, after all! :p

What did you use to get your Citrus Combo colours? Plant-based, clay or other pigments/dyes? I've been using pink, red, yellow, green and black french clays so far but their colours tend to be a little washed out. Blue is quite hard to come across (unless it's an oxide, right?)

foongpc said...

Your dog ate the soap? Can't blame the dog since the soap looks so nice. In fact these ones look like cakes! Yummy! : )

James said...

I've been using this camera for only a couple of months. I don't exactly know what lens I want, but I would like something that could capture things that are far away. Telephoto or zoom? I usually try to straighten,crop, and mess with the sharpness, contrast and light or darkness of the photos.

I want to see more of your pictures.
I've never been to Sydney. :-)

Adeline said...

Ai Shiang,

Very artistic looking soaps indeed! The pictures captured with your new wide angle lens are stunning. I wish to own one someday :P

Ai Shiang said...

The first photo taken by a wide-angle lens was the "lonesome casino". Not the soaps. I use prime lens 135mm for my soaps. I consider them (soaps) as portraits :o)

Adeline said...

I see.. How about micro lens for shooting soap pictures? I wonder if it will have similar effect as using the portrait lens?

Ai Shiang said...

Macro lens allows you to go very very near to the object. Usually up to 10mm. I'm sure it can be used to take soap pics.

For portrait lens, you can't point too close to the subject. The one I have, the closest I can get to the subject is 0.9 meter. Any closer, the shutter button won't snap.

I have not used a macro lens before, not sure if practically they yield the same result.

Are you into macro photography?

Adeline said...

Maybe my comment didn't get through previously...I enjoy macro photography, but a macro lens can be quite expensive. For now, I'm opting for a telephoto macro lens, which allows macro shooting, though not as good as a macro lens.

Ai Shiang said...

unfortunately, I didn't see any comment besides this recent one.

You might want to invest in macro lens if you really like it. 'Cos there are heaps of stuff you need to have. I like getting close to subjects, but my lenses are not meant for those stuff.

Perhaps will see some macro pics from you a bit later huh? :o)