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Oil & Water 2

By Irishkate  
Hope these won't bore everybody but they are a challenge and as such good for honing my skills!
Dave suggested my geometry could be better - my only defence is that it is hard to get an interesting pattern and have enough pixels to upload. Maybe I have to make bigger oil shapes and get even closer. I've seen some pleasing shapes by other members who are not sharing their secrets!!! I didn't have an absolutely clear glass
so I've bought one today. The above image was taken in a glass with ridges as you can see but the pattern is interesting!!!
So many thanks for comments and votes - I don't mind constructive criticism at all.
I'll enable modifications as Dave suggested and see what other members can do.
KateGrin

Tags: Manipulated Digital art Oil and water

Voters: debu, andylea, AnnJ and 38 more

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debu 6 India
9 Jan 2013 12:18AM
Superb shot.
debu

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 12:30AM
wonderful colour and light kate a belter nice one Wink
andy
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
9 Jan 2013 12:36AM
Just love this....have tried to do something similar and have failed totally!You are a star! Ann.
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 12:42AM
Another well captured image Kate. Well done. I must try something like this
Jim
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
9 Jan 2013 12:44AM
Hi Kate.
I would suggest using a tripod if you have not done, so you could then shoot at 100 ISO to avoid noise on the image, also f27.0 is not needed on this still life f8 would be great and around about the sweet spot for the lens. have you tried manual mode and using the status bars to achieve correct exposure? Lots of spots on the photo that with time you can remove, keep going and you will come up with the correct settings, then write them down to use again.

Regards

Trev.
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
9 Jan 2013 5:52AM
Well done, Kate, a very pleasing abstract. Good advice from Trev, though it's all double dutch to me Wink Carol
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 6:46AM

Quote:Hi Kate.
I would suggest using a tripod if you have not done, so you could then shoot at 100 ISO to avoid noise on the image, also f27.0 is not needed on this still life f8 would be great and around about the sweet spot for the lens. have you tried manual mode and using the status bars to achieve correct exposure? Lots of spots on the photo that with time you can remove, keep going and you will come up with the correct settings, then write them down to use again.

Regards

Trev.



Very good advice....
Have a go..

Dave
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 7:14AM
Can't help Kate, the tiny world is a mystery to me! I do know that this is a super image, love the colours and the shapes created within the oil by the ridges in the glass.... Nicely done!
paulknight 6 2 8 New Zealand
9 Jan 2013 7:22AM
That's great photography. Congratulations! VEry impressive.
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
9 Jan 2013 7:44AM
This kind of photography delves into something more creative that just pointing the lens.
What Trev has advised is out of my league with my little camera but what a challenge.
Its great reading all this advise anyway and such good food for thought….GrinWink..

Jocelia..
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 8:22AM
Love it just as it is.
Bonvilston 5 61 8 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 9:08AM
More subtle than yesterday. I like this one much better. ...Peter
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 9:09AM
Keep going Kate you are getting there. GrinGrinGrin

Ray
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
9 Jan 2013 9:10AM
Fantastic and great image,Kate,like the colour and detail here,very well done,
saeid
9 Jan 2013 10:36AM
Nice - this seems like a more balanced composition than the previous one.
Cliff
you get top marks for effort.i have not switched the camera on for a month.well done.

billy
netta1234 Plus
4 381 2 Wales
9 Jan 2013 6:17PM
I give you full mark's for being brave and experimenting and you've had a good advice fromTrev,but I agree with Carol ,it sounds like double Dutch to me as well,but I am sure that you know what he 's talking aboutSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
A great one Kate,carry onSmile
NettaSmile
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 6:24PM
I'm sorry I don't have any constructive input for you Kate as I'm completely in the dark on this sort of image - but keep trying and you'll get there.
Ann
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 6:26PM
Did you find this in Photo Month?
https://www.ephotozine.com/article/photographing-household-objects-15421

It's the last item on the page.... good luck!
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 8:22PM
Kate you have some lovely designs there and I am useless
with images like these
but just know you will come up with a top shot
Lillian
Humblebee 4 1 England
9 Jan 2013 10:56PM
I love the colours Kate, and they make an interesting design - not sure if I would want to stray into this territory though ... Carol Grin
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 7:32AM
Really like the idea and it works but Trev has some good points above and I would agree with them. Paul
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 1:30PM
Lovely work Kate keep on experimenting .
Rob
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:54PM
This is a cracker Kate - well done
Jason
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
19 Jan 2013 6:32PM
I agree with Lynne it is fine just the way it is, your creative skills have really come to the fore in the last few weeks

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