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I bought some neon coloured paint this weekend and had a go with that.
Thanks for looking
Best of the bunch I think
Ah, I was waiting for the next one. Another cracker. Love this colour. PAul
I love it, the best of far...(sorry, said that before).
Excellent capture well taken.
This is colourful.
New this was yours from the thumbnail.
Another AWSOME shot!!
Very well done matey
Oh, yeah! Another cracker, Marc!
wow stunning capture. click
cool image - just as good as the others :o)
Fab again, one of the bits at the front reminds me of a snail.
Brilliant, the colours make the difference.
These just keep getting better. Clix.
I didn't think it would be possible for you to improve these. But this is incredible. There is an extra element of depth about this one. I'll probably look at this 5 times today...
Thanks for the comments everyone!
I've been experimenting with the lighting to try to make the paint more vibrant. I used a blacklight on this shot, it makes the colours a bit brighter even if the flash stobe cancels a lot of it out.
great shot. looks like you've cracked this high speed macro thing!
Great catch, nice dof control.
Superb image, how on earth is this achieved. Its something I would like to try but don't know where to start.
cracking result, well done.
Pete must have read my mind as I was about to write that this is EC material and he beat me to it. Very well done!
Make that an RC to go along with your EC.
Nice stuff - well captured.
Thanks Pete for the EC, it's my first one. How exciting!!
Holy cow!! This is Amazing!! Well done Marc.
... and wait.... could this be the first Canadian EC??????
Well done and congrats
STUNNING well done ~click~
well deserved EC RC amazing shot.
Simply the best! Stunning.
An EC! Congrats Marc. This really is amazing. Now I only have 4 more views left today!
Congratulations on your first EC, well deserved.
WOW, this is fantastic, I have no idea how you achieve this and would love it if you could maybe upload a tutorial for us that are unable to get such amazing shots, they really are incredible, I have been watching your portfolio with incredible interest and it just gets better, do let us know if you write a tut!
Ohhhhh, the black works well. Unfortunately not had time to play and working away until nearly Xmas now. However, I will get around to the challenge. Congrats on the EC, but as Arnie says "I'll be back" )
You've obviously perfected getting lower down almost level with the drop, very interesting, not managed to perfect that angle yet.
Would be interested in how your set up looks compared with the one I described for the water drops. If you want to upload some images of the setup I can post a blank image and you can use the mods rather than waste a days post. Let me know if you want to, if you don't that's fine.
I took a quick photo of my setup and posted a link to it in one of my previous photos comments section. Here it is again for those that missed it. On this shot the backgound is black Formica rather than the white in the picture. I get the colours by mixing paint from the craft store with water. It's the paint that is usually used for painting those cast plaster/ceramic craft pieces.
I'd be happy to answer any more questions about the setup if anyone has any.
Cheryl has her work cut out for her now!!!!
Probably one of my favourite droplet shots ever!!!
Bugger! you got me liking a drop shot and I thought they were boring! gotta be the colour in this and the clarity! so sharp it could cut!
Droppppping Philosophy.Excellent.Congrats on EC.
Stunning - Congrats on the EC - do you have a circuit diagram (if you are willing to share it) for your flash set up? (Thanks for show us how you did it)
definitely the best so far (anymore to come? (i hope so)
Amazing; awesome; fantastic!
None of it is a secret! I'm happy to answer any questions.
Check here for the triggers and associated diagrams. the flash I am using is an old Vivitar 283, it works very well for this sort of thing.
Congrats on the EC. Very well deserved for this shot. I really like how you have caught the yellow details in focus and the green tones just out of focus. Very strong image.
just recently discovered your portfolio... your splash series are really astonishing. click and congrats on EC, well deserved!
Amazingly imaginative series!! Only just spotted, but will keep my eyes open for more.........
Just come across your portfolio and it's inspirational - congrats on the EC !
What a fantastic contraption to make such a fantastic image.
Congrats on the EC
Superb series! Congrats on the EC too
Suberb color...and nicely captured!
Absolutely brilliant shot, congrats on the EC, well deserved.
Outstanding shot.So crisp and colourful.
Thanks for the pic Mark, but where is the camera in relation, this is the problem I am having, getting the camera low enough but keeping the "bg" clean.
I see you are a bit of an electronics whizz ) You know you could sell that kind of stuff on ebay!
Thanks for the link - I've already got a sound trigger - I went through 50 party poopers a while ago and was only happy with 1 shot! Your work and patience has inspired me to dig out the sound trigger and build a motion one too
Very nicely done.
Absolutely amazing! Wow!
Cheryl - The bottom edge of the lens is pretty much touching the Formica at the leading edge. I'll try to get some more photos of the setup with the camera included for you tonight .
absolutely outstanding, congrats on the E.C
Very well timed shot.
Well done on the EC
Very cool ...well done on your EC.
Thanks Marc, truly appreciated. Not kidding about the ebay if the cost is not prohibitive you've probably already got a market of about 50 potential customers on here.
Cheryl - Here is another shot of the setup showing the position of the camera, etc. Try not to laugh too much at my homemade softbox =)
Excellent!!! and stunning shot! Regards, Abdul
You know Mark, you could make a fortune in selling kits to all the photographers on here who would like to have a go at this, but who know nothing about electronics.
Cool shot. Congrats on the awards.
Absolutely stunning image; the crown shape has been captured beautifully. Marc this is really inspiring. I'm a freelance and have seen millions of good pictures during my life, but this one is really is an absolute gem. Probabaly far too good to win any comps though. Well done for sharing the set-up; very altruistic.
Well deserved EC, Marc!
Congrats from the bottom of my heart... : )
Absolutely stunning. This is the best drop shot I have seen. I love the way the paint makes a crown shape - fantastic.
Well deserved EC.
Have 100 clicks mate.
Just amazing, this one is perfect!, you have some great images with this technique, I must get some of those gizmos and have a play!
p.s. is it a Transistor-triggered photogate with delay your using here or a Schmitt-triggered one? (I was looking at the site you mentioned on one of your other piccys)
very nice shot. Cheers Jason
Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming response to this shot!!
Chris - It's a Schmitt trigger photogate with delay. The transistor one would proabably be too slow for this application.
Thanks Marc I don't fully understand it all, but just want to make sure I'm looking down the right road!
Just noticed your portfolio.
These shots are incredible.
I might try and have a go myself
For home made kit you get excellent results - a lesson to us all I think.
congratulations on photo of the week - well deserved
Congrats on EC & POTW, very well deserved. Great images.
Excellent!!!!!!! congrats on the POtW well deserved. and EC & Rc. Denise x
Just noticed this has gotten POTW, can't say that I'm surprised, probably the best from the series and simply put an awesome shot.....Hats off to you Marc!
Photo of the week !!!!
Wow, I can't believe it. Thanks everyone, I'm thrilled!
Just found this. Absolutely brilliant! Well deserved EC and POTW.
Well, havent you been having fun! We are all rushing of now to buy some neon paint.
Congrats on your awards.
What an amazing shot, well done on getting pic of the week, very well deserved.
I'd better go and have a look at the others you've done, seem to have missed most of them :o(
Congratulations Marc! I was hoping that these would get the recognition they deserve. Can't wait to see more!
WOW - picture of the week - You've hit the big time!!!
I am so pleased you got pic of the week - this is brilliant work
An incredible shot and amazing timing. I like the colours.
unbelievable shot.. keep up the good work !!
brilliant, congratulations photo of the week
Congrats on photo of the week. I love this
Fantastic shot. Well done!
I worthy winner for POTW.
What a stunner. I think i prefer one of your previous ones though.
Congrats Mark, your determination finally brings you your first POTW! And there will be many to come.
Finally... Well done.
Well done, excelent shot.
You have mastered and interpreted this technique in a most creative way.
Excellent creative stuff!
Excellent capture,well done.
Excellent photograph, very creative and looks fantastic, well done.
Just had to have another look, i want to attempt this myself. Let us know what it looks like on canvas when you get it.
excellent i had a go but mines nowhere near as good.
WOW thats just stunning!
Thanks to everyone who keep leaving me comments on this shot. I never imagined that I would have a photo with over 200 clicks!
So impressive, I just saved this as my screen saver!!
Hey Marky, I just saw u'r pf. actually it's not easy to apreciate u'r work. Really really great work
Sorry that i can not comment on each and every one of them. Time doesn't permit that.
But I should say that I enjoyed them a lot. Specialy those crowns.
And more than anythin I really enjoy u'r setup for getting crown shots .
good work pal
keep it up
Did you see that this shot was in Andys shot of the EPZ stand with KeithH in it?
I didn't see that, thanks for pointing it out Patrick!
Saw this at Focus above mine, very nice and looked well on canvas. :o)
All the best
Inspiring as i'm new to the game-keep it up! 90125
Challenge anyone to resist clicking on this amongst the thumbnails - stunning.
Saw this on Canvas at the Focus 2006 NEC - Looked amazing. Thought it was time to comment. Very inspiring
Fab! Its like a crown!
very clear and amazing colors. Love it!!!
....just picked up on this .......... note other competative comments.......... irrelevant
it is in my opinion a classic in it's own right well done
That is one cracking photo!
Top notch eh Grommit
You make a great splash. Looked at all of them and was thrilled. Never get tired of seeing what you can do. Keep working! Judy
Think its all been siad,,,
"OH ok WOW"
That is an imazing photo
OMG, this is fantastic!!!
1st class, love it!
I came back to tell you your shots are the best. I've searched all of the others and your neon paint gives me a thrill. Thank you.
Unique in every way, nicely cropped
Nice crown affect.
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