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Momentary Liquid Art - single flash
2nd PlaceMomentary Liquid Art - single flash
william88


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Artificial Lighting (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Date: Oct 10, 2009
Galleries: Macro, Water
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2009

Shooting this kind of high speed photograph need some luck, hitting that right moment is like winning a Super lotto and thrills me. Therefore, I enjoy taking this kind of photo and am willing to share it here. Hope you guys like it too.

Thanks a lot to all the votes and comments!!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.9720
Avg (commenters): 7.8235
Avg (participants): 6.9783
Avg (non-participants): 6.9702
Views since voting: 9675
Views during voting: 448
Votes: 214
Comments: 49
Favorites: 29 (view)


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05/30/2011 05:35:44 AM
OK, one drop is difficult enough to capture..and getting two simultaneously is wayyyy too difficult. Even though I am a stringent scorer, I would give it 8 to 10 depending on other competing entries. So, those who gave 1...what were they thinking?
02/21/2010 08:54:17 PM
I'm with Choydrun, how could this get 6 ones, what is going on, please people be truthful, otherwise I might have to give DP the flick.

Bye the way amazing shot, love the dynamic colours :)

Message edited by author 2010-02-21 20:55:14.
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12/10/2009 11:36:32 AM
AMEN! thats what i was thinking!
Originally posted by Pensans:

I personally cannot believe anyone would vote this less than, say, a 7, particularly 6 people who gave it a 1. 6!!! I'm shocked. In my book this is a clear 10! As a new person here it leads me to believe that there is favouritism in operation on this site and that saddens me. Perhaps I am naive and not 'au fait' with the way the site works yet. But really, 6 people honestlythought that this image was SO poor that it didnt deserve even an average score of 5?? I am all for personal choice and not liking an image is one thing, but surely anyone that calls themselves a photographer would be able to admit that this is a stunning shot, deserved of at least 5 or higher simply for technical skill, even if not in their area of aesthestic pleasure. If they can't see that, then what are they doing here?
Sorry, rant over!
I think your shot is superb. Inspirational. Outstanding. Nuff said.
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10/28/2009 01:16:11 AM
Originally posted by kbhatia1967:

...This is unbelievable that you used a 1/10 shutter speed. Shouldn't it be more like 1/1000?? Please clarify.

I'll clarify. As long as you are shooting in total dark, it's only the flash duration (which is a fraction of speed) that matters, and not the shutter speed.


Thank you Krishan!! BTW, use 1/1000 with flash will be always failed unless the mechanical design of the shutter allows that.
10/26/2009 06:53:14 AM
...This is unbelievable that you used a 1/10 shutter speed. Shouldn't it be more like 1/1000?? Please clarify.

I'll clarify. As long as you are shooting in total dark, it's only the flash duration (which is a fraction of speed) that matters, and not the shutter speed.
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10/24/2009 08:47:00 PM
This is just so lovely. Great job and congrat's on your red ribbon.
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10/24/2009 04:49:40 AM
This is unbelievable that you used a 1/10 shutter speed. Shouldn't it be more like 1/1000?? Please clarify.

Message edited by author 2009-10-24 04:50:12.
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10/23/2009 07:23:44 AM
Phenomenal and gorgeous. Obviously, the flash has given a second benefit, the ability to control the exposure to bring out the colours in the bg.
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10/22/2009 08:45:59 PM
So well executed,,,Congrats!!!
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10/22/2009 04:07:35 PM
What is that background? Looks like a landscape, but it can't be if done in a dark room. Is the flash gelled?
Debbi
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10/22/2009 01:05:35 PM
wawww 1300 shot, man seriously I don't know how the 20D still alive, you made it run out of its expected life span by 1/60 in one single shooting.
Thats said, congratulation on the wonderful image and the very well deserved ribbon,
Cheers,
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10/21/2009 06:58:26 PM
This is so beautiful and what great execution!!! I've tried this (don't have an external flash, thus not too successful lol), but you even got a super sharp, beautiful reflection as well!! Fantastic! Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/21/2009 03:54:01 PM
inquiring minds want to know what the background is...
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10/21/2009 01:38:22 PM
This is stunning. I have tried a few times, but can now see I stopped too soon. Will have to keep trying. Well done.
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10/21/2009 12:39:49 PM
Excellent shot, congrats for the ribbon. What did you use for BG? Is it a laptop screen?
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10/21/2009 10:53:49 AM
I personally cannot believe anyone would vote this less than, say, a 7, particularly 6 people who gave it a 1. 6!!! I'm shocked. In my book this is a clear 10! As a new person here it leads me to believe that there is favouritism in operation on this site and that saddens me. Perhaps I am naive and not 'au fait' with the way the site works yet. But really, 6 people honestlythought that this image was SO poor that it didnt deserve even an average score of 5?? I am all for personal choice and not liking an image is one thing, but surely anyone that calls themselves a photographer would be able to admit that this is a stunning shot, deserved of at least 5 or higher simply for technical skill, even if not in their area of aesthestic pleasure. If they can't see that, then what are they doing here?
Sorry, rant over!
I think your shot is superb. Inspirational. Outstanding. Nuff said.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/21/2009 09:19:32 AM
Congrats on your Ribbon!!
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10/21/2009 08:30:40 AM
Amazing photo William.
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10/21/2009 08:05:16 AM
Six people have voted 1 for this???? I really don't understand what made them think so.
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10/21/2009 07:33:41 AM
Congrats William! This is a well deserved ribbon.

Raj
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10/21/2009 02:10:53 AM
Wonderful capture, congratulations.
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10/21/2009 01:36:17 AM
stunning is an understatement for this kind of photo!! awesome! (not sure those who gave below 5.. what they were thinking!
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10/21/2009 01:06:30 AM
ha, you people were like oh its irene so we will vote high, well dee dee dee, stop voting higher on pictures that you think are your "friends" because in case you have forgotten, that is against the rules
10/21/2009 12:49:46 AM
William, this is so beautiful! Congrats on your ribbon ((Hugs)).
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10/21/2009 12:42:17 AM
surprised that it wasnt Irene

Message edited by author 2009-10-21 00:45:46.
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10/21/2009 12:24:33 AM
FABULOUS !!!! William. Congrats on the ribbon.
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10/21/2009 12:21:41 AM
Great job, Congrats!
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10/21/2009 12:20:42 AM
Its hard to improve on a water drop shot on this site, but you pulled it off. The 1's are very unfortunate, and undeserved. Great shot and congrats.
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10/21/2009 12:12:37 AM
Congratulations on a beautiful image and the ribbon! Wait, 1300 shots? Congratulations for your patience too!! It did pay it off...
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10/21/2009 12:10:05 AM
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Haha - just kidding. :) Congrats!
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10/21/2009 12:05:14 AM
Congrats on the red!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/20/2009 11:36:09 PM
Wicked. Wild. These are drops hitting the splash from another drop, right? Both happening at the same moment is fantastic. I've never come close to attaining this type of shot. Timing is essential.
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10/20/2009 10:48:24 PM
Gorgeous! I love the light in this.
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10/20/2009 03:00:29 PM
WOW
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10/20/2009 10:12:48 AM
Stunning
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10/19/2009 03:17:02 AM
wellllll done!!!! 10
Please give me the trick. Please
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10/18/2009 02:58:07 PM
OMG! How gorgeous is this? Hope for top 3 for you.
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10/18/2009 02:44:28 AM
wow wow wow!'
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10/17/2009 03:06:00 PM
Personally I'm tired of water drops. (Don't sweat it, you're getting a great score from me.) But I do admire the technical accomplishment and have seen few better. Catching two must be much more than twice as hard as one. Well done.
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10/16/2009 05:49:41 PM
(No vote, just a comment)

Great colors, nice and crisp
10/16/2009 05:20:47 AM
wow, nice capture
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10/15/2009 08:51:09 PM
bad
10/15/2009 07:50:01 AM
I made this picture too, but yours is clearly better!
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10/14/2009 11:40:28 PM
This is an awesome shot! Certainly a different take on the routine "drop of water" shot. The problem I have is with meeting the challenge criteria. The light does not seem artificial. The background looks like a landscape with trees and mountains. When I look at this photo I see a sunset illuminating it. The challenge description said "to try and make it look artificial".
10/14/2009 06:58:01 PM
Wow!!! Is there anything that can get better in this photo... this is just awesome... getting two drops side by side, with such a beautiful combination of colors and that great background is a real achievement. A ribbon is for sure... i hope you would be knowing by now, how well this image is going to do... Great work...!!!
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10/14/2009 05:37:56 PM
This one has Irene written all-over. Fantastic image, 10+++. Congrats in advance for another ribbon.
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10/14/2009 05:09:51 PM
You have certainly one upped Irene with this shot :) (That is, unless you are Irene) Great capture getting two at just the right moment.
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10/14/2009 11:12:49 AM
light source?
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10/14/2009 03:49:03 AM
Great shot Irene ;)
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