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Kiwi Rain

By Atlas    
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This was the result of a bit of experimenting, so i'm not sure about it yet :o)

1/2000 sec
ISO 50

Feel free to say what you think, good or bad.

Tags: Nikon Rain Atlas Food Backlit Rob g atlas Water Reflection Drop Kiwi Fruit Bubbles Atlas30 Bubble Specialist and abstract Drops Fresh Shower Droplets Kiwi fruit Hairs Back lit Chinese gooseberries Back lighting

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Se7enUK 11 114 England
12 Aug 2005 10:41PM
Very strong image, good bit of experimenting. Is the water real then?

All the best

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Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 10:42PM
Thanks, yes the water is real, it's all real :o)
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
12 Aug 2005 10:45PM
Tell us how you did it then Smile Works well - very striking.

Off out now to a bird-park to photograph some parrots and the like hopefully

C_Daniels 11 399 10 England
12 Aug 2005 10:47PM
Fantastic shot !
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 10:48PM
Thanks Alison and Caleb, I will be back to tell you later.
icafe 13 19 Canada
12 Aug 2005 10:48PM
Superb and refreshingly creative.
Arthur Smile
mr g 12 403 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 10:50PM
Is this the famous white perspex :o) ? Great clear, clean image and like the way the light radiates from the centre of the kiwi.
Many thanks again for your help
christabella 12 133 1 England
12 Aug 2005 11:01PM
superb crisp image,
Gary_Williams 12 38 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 11:21PM

Cracking shot - very 'refreshing', a pick me up after my shot last night.

Beautiful bold colour.
vparmar 12 7 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 11:36PM
wonderful shot - with good detaol. click
12 Aug 2005 11:40PM
Great shot Rob well done keep up the good work
bexter 12 99 Scotland
13 Aug 2005 12:00AM
Great detailed image! You are so good at these shots!

Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
13 Aug 2005 12:03AM
great shot.
water looked unreal....Wink

geoffash26 12 2.5k United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 12:05AM
Stunning work Rob
Bluke 11 303 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 12:07AM
excellent work .... very nice ..
bassan 13 9
13 Aug 2005 12:20AM
Typical of your outstanding work. Keep it up. Very good indeed.
eafy 12 9 Australia
13 Aug 2005 12:40AM
Very striking image, at a guess I would say white background, backlit, drop the kiwi fruit in the water, take the shot? Nicely controlled exposure however you did it!
colin 12 697 5 Scotland
13 Aug 2005 12:57AM
Vibrant colour and spot on exposure - I love the water trail.
flossie 13 1.6k
13 Aug 2005 1:05AM
Now I actually prefer this to the orange, really eye catching
...maybe doesn't need that drop at the bottom, if I was to really nit pick!
jan 1 12 12 Netherlands
13 Aug 2005 1:18AM
Looks very Fruity Rob. Getting water in my mouth. lol
Excellent experiment. Looks like a draft.
dalischone 12 295 Scotland
13 Aug 2005 1:50AM
Fantastic! Love the glowing kiwi. Excellent detail and composition.

Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
13 Aug 2005 2:02AM
Lovely clean, sharp image Rob. Keen to hear how you did this too Smile
rf 12 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 2:15AM
like it the kiwi gives it that punch well done.
a good bit of experimenting.
REKLAW 11 3 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 2:19AM
Great work Rob,works well,
cameragirl 12 43 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 2:33AM
Another excellent image Rob! Very refreshing! Great work! Smile
BarbaraB 11 53 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 3:06AM
Amazing shot!
suleesia 12 176 Malaysia
13 Aug 2005 3:58AM
cracking! excellent work.
dven Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 4:32AM
super shot. it was well worth experimenting

urban-hero 12 23 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 4:54AM

S_Ten 11
13 Aug 2005 5:33AM
User_Removed 11 132
13 Aug 2005 6:23AM
great stuff
ericfaragh 13 132 3 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 6:45AM
Lovely image Rob, nice work.
shitzkit 12 147
13 Aug 2005 7:21AM
fantastic shot
Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 7:44AM
great work
Dennie 12 260 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 8:30AM
Nice clean sharp image. Very refreshing. Denise x
Pegon 11 78 1 England
13 Aug 2005 8:40AM
Excellent work.
13 Aug 2005 8:43AM
excellent shot,great work.
click samantha
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 9:57AM
Thanks everyone, your comments and clicks always cheer me up, even if some of you have forgotten to click!

This was really just a test shot, and I will be doing an improved version later.

For Alison and anyone interested, heres the set-up

This was set on a table top with a large softbox set up level a couple of feet back in the background, I had a long glass trough to catch all the water, and in the middle of the trough was a glass ramekin turned upside-down and a 3in X 2in crystal block with a needle Sellotaped to the top, and the slice of kiwi fruit impaled on it, this is why it looks like the fruit is floating, the edges of the crystal block were still slightly visible though the bright flash from the softbox but easily cloned out. Next camera on tripod set on timer, an empty can with holes in the bottom in one hand and bottle of water in the other to keep it topped up, held it a about five inches above the kiwi fruit while the camera is counting down, and thats it, very simple.
Im not really happy with it because although it was set at F8 the depth of field was quite shallow because it was zoomed a fair bit to avoid getting the camera wet, so the droplets didnt come out very sharp, so next time I do this I will have to get closer to get more depth resulting in sharper droplets in front of the fruit.

janehewitt 13 215 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 10:12AM
LOL at your explanation Rob, I bet your kitchen looks like a scientific experiment!Result is worth it though! Jane
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 10:13AM
LOL! thanks Jane :o)
akh Plus
12 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 11:02AM
Excellent piece of work and thanks for sharing the way you did it. Nice punchy colour in the Kiwi.
lovelylindax 12 16
13 Aug 2005 12:11PM
Fantastic work Rob x
firzhugh 11 13 New Zealand
13 Aug 2005 12:31PM
really love this one. great colours and lighting
nell 12 22
13 Aug 2005 1:44PM
Wow ablolutley fantastic!! Great shot.

glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
13 Aug 2005 4:39PM
Beautiful shot, well done and creative, good camera work! Spot on! Click!!!

Ceciliat 11 6 Philippines
13 Aug 2005 8:37PM
Excellent details,presentation and texture are great...
Well done...
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2005 2:03AM
Thanks for your comments Tony, Linda, Cornelia, Lucy, Gred and Cesie :o)
14 Aug 2005 2:34AM
Very interesting shot. I like it.

Elegant Bubblies!!
Very nice Rob.....Click!
Cheers and Happy Sunday to ya,
Suzan Smile
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2005 3:10AM
Thanks Chris and Suzan :o)
suleesia 12 176 Malaysia
14 Aug 2005 4:31AM
And I thought the whole setup was in fish tank, aerated air bubbles, image rotated 180 deg. Smile
Thanks for sharing. One other thing if you are interested, next time you could post a picture of the 'setup' in the 'mods section'. Sometimes it's a little difficult for me to grasp at the tech talk, you know what I mean?
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2005 4:35AM
I had actually thought of uploading the set-up in the mods Su, but couldn't be bothered at the time LOL :o)
debbiehardy 12 363 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2005 5:38AM
Brilliantly thought out and taken.
paulstefan 12 509 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2005 7:27AM
Top notch, Rob.
cheers, Paul
chrisfroud 11 521
14 Aug 2005 7:44AM

deltafour 12 13
14 Aug 2005 8:57AM
Splendid Rob, just splendid.

kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
14 Aug 2005 12:08PM
I think its good, the outlines of the bubbles are perhaps a bit heavy but have read your approach above so again very good
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
14 Aug 2005 2:01PM
A belated thanks for the explanation Rob - one of these days I'm going to clear a bit of space round here and give it a go. Good idea with the can/holes - I'd been trying to come up with a way to 'drop' water rather than pour.

hayleyk 11 56 England
14 Aug 2005 4:17PM
great image,it was good to read how you managed this!
nigelsharman 14 30 England
15 Aug 2005 12:50AM
Very classy image, superb work.

Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2005 3:33AM
Thanks everyone, I hope my explanation has helped in some way :o)
joko 12 1 Bulgaria
15 Aug 2005 5:11AM
Excellent. Well done.

davidbailie 13 457 7 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2005 6:27AM
Grows on you Smile

lobsterboy Plus
12 14.7k 13 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2005 12:40PM
Good stuff as always - if I am being hypercritical the composition is a tad too central.
ChazB 11 64 3 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2005 2:51PM
Fantastic detail, lighting and colours, very well captured, great shot!
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2005 9:21PM
Thanks Jivko, Dave, Chris and Charlotte :o)

I will try and catch up later, am just so busy today :o(
cdm36 12 391 7 England
15 Aug 2005 9:28PM
A cracking image, love the colour of the kiwiw, nice explanation how you achieved this,

old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
15 Aug 2005 10:31PM
Has your stamp all over it, Rob! Excellent work!

PS - Sorry about the late comment - I've been away / busy
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2005 2:34AM
Thankyou very much Chris and Jim :o)
dalowsons 12 89 Australia
16 Aug 2005 12:33PM
Amazing shot, and this is only an experiment !?
floreus 11 106 1
16 Aug 2005 4:25PM
This is even better than the EC for me - sooo good!
Yogendra 12 22 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2005 9:29AM
Stunning image, Superb.

Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2005 8:49PM
Alexandra, Tori and Yogendra, thanks very much indeed ☼☼☼☼☼

highlander 12 32 Scotland
18 Aug 2005 10:06AM
Well Rob, still not sure?, lol...clever exposure and tchnically impressive.
alpix 12
18 Aug 2005 11:23AM
Stunning shot!
18 Aug 2005 5:26PM
excellent photo!
vibrant colour
TeresaH 11 1.1k United Kingdom
19 Aug 2005 2:20AM
Just want to say thanks very much for the Mods you did to my photo. You have certainly inspired me to study more. Thanks again, Teresa.
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
19 Aug 2005 6:52AM
You may not be sure about it, but I sure am! I could see a whole series of these. And I'd click every one if they are this good! I'm going to remove my shot from today and upload another one later. This one looks too fuzzy! Especially compared to this. Thanks for your comment.
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2005 7:23AM
Thankyou all very much for your comments :o)

Teresa, I enjoyed doing it, so thanks for uploading it as a modifiable image.

P.S. you could have clicked me image!

I thought your shot looked fine Patrick, didn't look fuzzy to me.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
19 Aug 2005 8:38AM
Not really upset, I just knew once digicammad, etc got in on the act it would go so fast downhill that the crash at the bottom would be a complete wreck Wink)
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2005 8:41AM
Thanks Cheryl LOL! I knew you had a good sense of humour :o)
sugarbird 12 223 South Africa
20 Aug 2005 9:28PM
In a class of your own!!!
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2005 5:53AM
Thanks Jill :o)
User_Removed 11 825 Lithuania
21 Aug 2005 7:17PM
now theres a coincidence,... nice work... well done!
Oh! This is interesting! I like the contrast between the green kiwi and the BW water. It looks like you did the drops by hand. Cool!

Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
23 Aug 2005 12:53AM
Wonderful images come out of your head Rob . Very artistic and creative. Thanks for great commentary so lucidly explained . A fantastic piece of work . If I was to nit pic I'd rather see the Kiwi as a softer green .... but then that is personal. xx

Pouring with rain here Sad
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2005 8:11PM
Peter, Claudio and Mavis, thanks very much for your comments :o)

Mavis, I would agree about the softer green, but it catches the eye better with an extra boost of colour :o)
steve neil 12 597 Australia
26 Aug 2005 6:02AM
Now that looks like the best sliced fruit shot I've seen from you Rob - haven't read any comments but assume you're using your light equip. to achieve this?
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2005 8:54AM
Thanks Steve mate :o) yeah I just used me soft box for this shot.
tj Plus
13 2.0k England
27 Aug 2005 12:14PM
Knew this one was one of yours... gr8!
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2005 12:18PM
Thanks sweetie :o) x
Nic_WA 11 179 2 Australia
30 Aug 2005 10:21PM
Just popped back to see if you'd told us how you did this...thanks for that Rob. Would love to see your set-up in the mod section on shots like this. Truly inspiring...and after reading the 'how-to', rather overwhelming Smile
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2005 12:21AM
If I do it again I will upload the set-up too, thanks Nic.
dani2 12 45
2 Sep 2005 5:51AM
Really excellent shot Rob. Lovely as always. Love it. CLICK.

heatherb 12 23 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2005 9:25AM
great portfolio
Great shot, Rob. Click
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
9 Sep 2005 8:58AM
Simply stunning.....I really must have a go at doing something like this. Excellent stuff!

Lou41 11 139 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2005 3:57PM
Excellent shot! LOU
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
14 Sep 2005 7:45AM
I was hoping for some new ones!
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
21 Sep 2005 8:18AM
Click no 100 Smile Very creative work, perfect light bringing out the vivid colour of the kiwi fruit.
claret 12 49 England
22 Sep 2005 9:57AM
Can't believe there's no EC or HC at the very least against this.
sputnki 12 10 Canada
24 Sep 2005 6:06PM
Smashing colours and very dynamic! Doug
scragend 12 3 Scotland
25 Sep 2005 12:28AM
Another excellent shot made all the better by the very full explanation of how it was done! My minor crit would be that the high contrast on the bubbles makes them look a little unreal against the kiwi fruit.

Inspirational! Now where's that fish-tank?
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 7:09AM
Thanks for the comments everyone :o)

I was never happy with this image Chris, just needs doing again but I would rather move on to something different now.
terry_cavner 11 332 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2005 12:33PM
FANTASTIC...You've got one hell of a Portfolio
terry_cavner 11 332 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2005 9:31AM
OOPS ...Sorry about that
jpenguin 11 66
28 Sep 2005 12:59AM
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2005 2:36AM
Cheers Terry and J :o)
teena40 12 66
3 Oct 2005 9:18AM
Like it lots,Teena
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2005 9:27AM
Thanks Teena
pgarwood 12 35 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2005 10:13AM
Fantastic image!
angelamary 11 6 England
16 Dec 2005 7:04AM

I think I want a new camera.

(Re-think... Geoff won't let me remortgage...)
EMMA1 10 England
2 Aug 2006 3:22PM
love this shot, well done. experimenting paid off!!
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 5:55PM
Thanks Emma Smile
oppo 10 6 2 Scotland
19 Aug 2006 4:55PM
Personally Rob, I don't think that the droplets need to be any sharper, but that's only my opinion. An excellent image that sounds far to complicated for someone like me to come up with. I like this very much.

Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2006 1:40AM
Yeah I think it's grown on me now, but I will do another similar shot soon.

It's not difficult or complicated really, basically just a kiwi slice and an empty bean tin with holes in for the water drops Smile

Thanks for the comment and vote Phil Smile
Mjhearne 9 432 4 Scotland
5 Apr 2007 5:07PM
Another marvellous image Rob!
Great colours, but what I really like about this is the sense of movement...The kiwi being dropped into the glass ( or whatever it was )
Another stunning shot!
Atlas 13 621 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2007 10:34PM
Thanks Matthew. No kiwi being dropped here though. It's just water dripping from a tin can with holes in Smile

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