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Liquid Sculpture
Liquid Sculpture

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 28-105mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical for Nikon
Date: Feb 14, 2009
Aperture: f22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1.6 sec
Galleries: Macro, Water
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2009

I have to admit I have in the past kind of groaned when I would seen yet another drop shot in a challenge, even though some of them were very nicely done. I decided to give it a shot myself and I have to admit that it is kind of addicting. Getting the focus right (I do not own a "real" macro lens) was my biggest challenge.

I decided to take a chance, against all the 1's that I will likely receive just because it is a drop shot...because I feel it has artistic merit because it is different then most of the drop shots you see here at DPC. Not necessarily better, just different.

I really like the Symmetry in this image.

It is a drop of red food coloured water being dropped into some dark blue tinted water. As a result the drop closest to the water almost appears purple since it gets light bounced back off the blue water mixing with it's red colour.

Place: 143 out of 436
Avg (all users): 5.8301
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.7570
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 1765
Views during voting: 285
Votes: 153
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/23/2009 03:06:46 AM
Superb shot! Love the colours
08/21/2009 07:18:01 PM
I think it's terrific. I love the clarity and the color.
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08/21/2009 07:14:34 PM
man...you did get whacked by the anti-drop brigade. I mean its not the best drop picture ever but its still pretty darn good. Then again, I never get tired of water drop pictures.
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08/05/2009 11:52:31 PM
look on the bright side....

you didn't get any 2s :D

i like the colours and how the purple drop is a perfect sphere
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03/08/2009 12:17:32 AM
Great Shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2009 08:21:22 PM
It is easy to brush past this as just another dpc water droplet photograph but your post processing makes this shot rather cool. I like how you have different colours in the droplets and even the reflection of the bottom droplet.
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03/07/2009 07:59:08 PM
OMG! 10
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03/07/2009 07:40:33 PM
I like this image. At first glance, the middle drop caught my eye. I like the colors chosen for the drops. What I wonder is if you did a tighter crop on the purple drop, what you would get. It's sitting so perfectly above the ripple. Also, (my .o2 which doesn't mean jack) the background seems to show through a bit much for me. Hence the thought of a tighter crop. Your focus is spot on. I like how you were able to capture the base of the ripples along with the top drop also bring in focus. Overall, nice work! 7
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03/07/2009 07:04:48 PM
The focus is certainly dead on: 9
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03/05/2009 08:15:14 PM
Very good use of color. Nice clean capture, seems to be very well focused.
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03/05/2009 08:10:25 PM
I really like the colors - - I've just seen this shot too many times on this site. But for what it is, it is one of the better ones that I've seen.
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03/04/2009 11:13:34 AM
great shot
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03/03/2009 09:16:46 AM
Frozen in time. Great shot. Good luck. - No Vote
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03/02/2009 03:30:02 PM
very cool shot. one of the best I seen in this challenge.
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03/01/2009 10:57:31 AM
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03/01/2009 12:16:36 AM
good shot but haven't we seen them all

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