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Three splashes of yellow

By EddieAC    
These images were created while I was trying to come up with an entry for the weekly macro challenge group with the theme "Yellow". I had been using a syringe from a childs Nurofen bottle to squirt, drop and dribble yellow food colouring into a wine glass full of water.

Whenever taking several images like this we can end up with images that have worked, ones that completely went wrong due to timing not being right etc and also some that are not quite up to scratch but there may be something about the image that we quite like anyway. These images have something about them that I quite like but I would not use them on their own. One thing that I would sometimes do in this case rather than have them sit on my hard drives doing nothing is to use some of them to create another image and in this case a Triptych.

The thick grey line that runs across each of the images is the top of the wine glass as I wanted to record what happens below the water as well as above it. In keeping with the "Yellow" theme I used a simple gradient in the background behind each of the images. The yellow in the lower half of the two outer images was due to me not changing the water for more than around four or five exposures but I quite liked the effect.

So for three of my images that would maybe never have seen the light of day I thought I would just share a tip and make something slightly more interesting out of them.

Tags: Water Drop Splash Triptych Yellow Close-up and macro Drops Food colouring

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Boagman65 12 2 1 Scotland
18 Mar 2016 9:18PM
I think this works really well as a triptych a very eye-catching set of images. It drew me in straight away. The line is a bit annoying but it is what it is still works for me.

Andy.

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EddieAC 15 2.6k 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 8:09AM
Many thanks Andy. Smile

I could probably have used photoshop to get rid of the line or make it smaller bit I preferred to leave it as it was. I just made sure they were all level or it would have looked unbalanced.
saltireblue Plus
9 10.1k 45 Norway
19 Mar 2016 12:25PM
Saw your macro comp entry and was impressed. These three make an interesting triptych, i agree, and probably far better than them standing alone.
Was wondering where you had the flash positioned?

Malc
EddieAC 15 2.6k 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 1:23PM
Hi Malc.

I had the flash positioned directly in between the wine glass and the white background. I had placed a large white floor tile across the kitchen sink area and I elevated the wine glass on top of a quality street container so the flashgun was out of view and the background is a sheet of white cardboard that I bought in a craft shop. Smile
saltireblue Plus
9 10.1k 45 Norway
19 Mar 2016 2:48PM
Hi again...many thanks for the heads-up on the version...I was sitting here wondering about the direction of the flash, and your set-up illustration explains how it was. A very simple, cheap (the Quality Street was probably the most expensive prop!) and effective set-up indeed.

Malc
EddieAC 15 2.6k 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 3:42PM
Yes, the quality street was probably more costly to my waistline than anything else. Grin

Actually, after the recent black and white "Happiness" challenge and seeing both IL and Andy's photos of their water drop setups I had devised a way of creating my own method of a setup where I can try and alter the speed of drops to try and get a collision. Now I have just cut off the bottom of a 300ml coke bottle and gaffer taped a funnel to it that I made out of a plastic milk carton. Now theoretically if I hang it upside down full of water I can undo the cap a bit until water drips out quick enough to hopefully get some good water drop images and maybe even a collision. Smile

If it works I shall upload a photo along with that setup as a version.
saltireblue Plus
9 10.1k 45 Norway
19 Mar 2016 3:53PM

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Actually, after the recent black and white "Happiness" challenge and seeing both IL and Andy's photos of their water drop setups I had devised a way of creating my own method of a setup where I can try and alter the speed of drops to try and get a collision. Now I have just cut off the bottom of a 300ml coke bottle and gaffer taped a funnel to it that I made out of a plastic milk carton. Now theoretically if I hang it upside down full of water I can undo the cap a bit until water drips out quick enough to hopefully get some good water drop images and maybe even a collision. Smile


Give that man a Blue Peter badge!Tongue
EddieAC 15 2.6k 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2016 4:13PM
I don't think this will put Phototrigger splash art out of business!! Tongue

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