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Blue Silk
Blue Silk

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Challenge: Blue III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon MF Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 AI
Location: Toronto, Ontario (My Laundry Room)
Date: Nov 7, 2008
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Macro, Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2008

I took well over one thousand shots in attempt to get some shots like the AMAZING ones that ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' IreneM has taken.

I got several close to hers... It was a very tough choice but i have to say that this is one of the coolest looking ones... it's not the same as her splash ones, but i relaly like how it looks... it actually looks fake to me... like a computer made graphic...

i'm not expecting a high score, i just figured i would enter it because I was planning on taking some drip pictures anyways...

All I did was put out a dish with water and blue food colouring and drip milk into it out of a little bendable rubber bowl... the camera was on a tripod and i used an IR remote to take the pics... getting the focus right is the hardest part... I don't have one of those expensive 90/100/105/150mm macro lenses... just an old 55mm MF nikkor lens I picked up on ebay for $30 (it was $30 for the lens WITH a camera too...) so the lens really only cost like $15... and I also used a short extension tube ($7 on ebay) for a bit more magnification... I had a SB-800 on an SC-29 cord from the left and an SB-600 on the right for lighting...

For this particular shot, only the SB-800 fired... which actually gave a pretty cool shadow effect...

[Nov. 16th, 2008 07:35:27 PM]

ok... here is a setup pic... but as I said... only the sb-800 fired from the left...

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Thanks for all the comments! 23rd isn't bad... =) thought I might have been higher... oh well =)

Place: 23 out of 186
Avg (all users): 6.1852
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.0357
Avg (non-participants): 6.2375
Views since voting: 1481
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 216
Comments: 12
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/18/2008 11:31:30 PM
Super cool. Top ten for sure.
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11/18/2008 07:29:25 PM
Yup... another drop shot. *sigh* but this one's unique because of the white into the blue... 8
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11/18/2008 06:12:48 PM
Very nice
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11/18/2008 02:55:43 PM
I love how creamy and smooth this looks. Also I like the framing, how the drip is off to the right. Great Job!
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11/18/2008 12:05:42 PM
rated low because of the cliche
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11/15/2008 08:01:27 PM
Great composition and lighting and the drop os not only sharp, I can see a swirl of darker color around it's circumference. That adds a little something special to this.
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11/14/2008 10:39:36 PM
I'll never get tired of these shots and... I know how difficult they are to capture. Nice work!
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11/12/2008 02:27:57 PM
very nice.
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11/12/2008 10:07:35 AM
WOW! I like this one... Great way of having the droplet still in a circle shape! 8
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11/12/2008 08:35:58 AM
I just saw another droplet entry and this has the wow factor that that one was missing. I like the off-center placement of the droplet and the shadows. My only nitpick is the small bubble/spec on the side of the first ripple, it's a little distracting, but is a minor thing and I think it's a really cool picture.
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11/12/2008 01:53:06 AM
wow! that really is silky! IreneM???
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11/12/2008 12:38:56 AM
Your drop caught the light perfectly. Nice work!
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