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Kiwi Rain

By Atlas    
If you have any interest in this photo please E-mail me: robatlas@msn.com

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

F/8
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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Comments


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

All the best
Paul

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Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 10:42PM
Thanks, yes the water is real, it's all real :o)
cattyal Plus
12 8.2k 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

Alison
C_Daniels 12 399 10 England
12 Aug 2005 10:47PM
Fantastic shot !
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 10:48PM
Thanks Alison and Caleb, I will be back to tell you later.
icafe 14 19 Canada
12 Aug 2005 10:48PM
Superb and refreshingly creative.
Arthur Smile
mr g 13 403 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
Rob
christabella 13 133 1 England
12 Aug 2005 11:01PM
superb crisp image,
Christine
Gary_Williams 13 38 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 11:21PM
Rob,

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

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

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

cole
geoffash26 13 2.5k United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 12:05AM
Stunning work Rob
Geoff
Bluke 12 303 1 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 12:07AM
excellent work .... very nice ..
babs
bassan 14 9
13 Aug 2005 12:20AM
Typical of your outstanding work. Keep it up. Very good indeed.
eafy 13 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 13 697 5 Scotland
13 Aug 2005 12:57AM
Vibrant colour and spot on exposure - I love the water trail.
*click*
Colin
flossie 14 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 13 12 Netherlands
13 Aug 2005 1:18AM
Looks very Fruity Rob. Getting water in my mouth. lol
Excellent experiment. Looks like a draft.
Jan
dalischone 13 295 Scotland
13 Aug 2005 1:50AM
Fantastic! Love the glowing kiwi. Excellent detail and composition.

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

dven
urban-hero 13 23 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 4:54AM
Stunning!

Andy.
S_Ten 12
13 Aug 2005 5:33AM
wonderful
User_Removed 12 132
13 Aug 2005 6:23AM
great stuff
sten
ericfaragh 14 143 4 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 6:45AM
Lovely image Rob, nice work.
shitzkit 13 147
13 Aug 2005 7:21AM
fantastic shot
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 7:44AM
great work
Dennie 13 260 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 8:30AM
Nice clean sharp image. Very refreshing. Denise x
Pegon 12 78 1 England
13 Aug 2005 8:40AM
Excellent work.
Pete.
13 Aug 2005 8:43AM
excellent shot,great work.
click samantha
Atlas 14 621 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 14 215 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 14 621 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2005 10:13AM
LOL! thanks Jane :o)
akh Plus
13 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.
Tony
lovelylindax 13 16
13 Aug 2005 12:11PM
Fantastic work Rob x
firzhugh 12 13 New Zealand
13 Aug 2005 12:31PM
really love this one. great colours and lighting
nell 13 22
13 Aug 2005 1:44PM
Wow ablolutley fantastic!! Great shot.

Lucy
glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
13 Aug 2005 4:39PM
Beautiful shot, well done and creative, good camera work! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
Ceciliat 12 6 Philippines
13 Aug 2005 8:37PM
Excellent details,presentation and texture are great...
Well done...
Cesie
Atlas 14 621 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.

Chris
Elegant Bubblies!!
Very nice Rob.....Click!
Cheers and Happy Sunday to ya,
Suzan Smile
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2005 3:10AM
Thanks Chris and Suzan :o)
suleesia 13 176 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?
Rgds
Su
Atlas 14 621 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 13 363 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2005 5:38AM
Brilliantly thought out and taken.
paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2005 7:27AM
Top notch, Rob.
cheers, Paul
chrisfroud 12 521
14 Aug 2005 7:44AM
Fantastic!

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

Stewart.
kinfatric 13 550 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
12 8.2k 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.

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

Nigel.
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2005 3:33AM
Thanks everyone, I hope my explanation has helped in some way :o)
joko 13 1 Bulgaria
15 Aug 2005 5:11AM
Excellent. Well done.

Jivko
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2005 6:27AM
Grows on you Smile

Dave
lobsterboy 13 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2005 12:40PM
Good stuff as always - if I am being hypercritical the composition is a tad too central.
Chris
ChazB 12 64 3 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2005 2:51PM
Fantastic detail, lighting and colours, very well captured, great shot!
Charlotte
Atlas 14 621 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 13 391 7 England
15 Aug 2005 9:28PM
A cracking image, love the colour of the kiwiw, nice explanation how you achieved this,

Chris.
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
15 Aug 2005 10:31PM
Has your stamp all over it, Rob! Excellent work!
Jim

PS - Sorry about the late comment - I've been away / busy
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2005 2:34AM
Thankyou very much Chris and Jim :o)
dalowsons 13 89 Australia
16 Aug 2005 12:33PM
Amazing shot, and this is only an experiment !?
floreus 13 106 1
16 Aug 2005 4:25PM
This is even better than the EC for me - sooo good!
Yogendra 13 22 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2005 9:29AM
Stunning image, Superb.

Yogendra
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2005 8:49PM
Alexandra, Tori and Yogendra, thanks very much indeed ☼☼☼☼☼

Rob
highlander 13 32 Scotland
18 Aug 2005 10:06AM
Well Rob, still not sure?, lol...clever exposure and tchnically impressive.
Doug.
alpix 13
18 Aug 2005 11:23AM
Stunning shot!
18 Aug 2005 5:26PM
excellent photo!
vibrant colour
TeresaH 12 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 12 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.
Patrick
Atlas 14 621 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!
:o)

I thought your shot looked fine Patrick, didn't look fuzzy to me.
csurry 15 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 14 621 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2005 8:41AM
Thanks Cheryl LOL! I knew you had a good sense of humour :o)
sugarbird 13 223 South Africa
20 Aug 2005 9:28PM
In a class of your own!!!
lol
Jill
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2005 5:53AM
Thanks Jill :o)
User_Removed 13 825 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!

Claudio
Mavis Plus
15 143 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 14 621 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 13 597 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 14 621 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2005 8:54AM
Thanks Steve mate :o) yeah I just used me soft box for this shot.
tj Plus
14 2.0k England
27 Aug 2005 12:14PM
Knew this one was one of yours... gr8!
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2005 12:18PM
Thanks sweetie :o) x
Nic_WA 13 179 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
Nic
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2005 12:21AM
If I do it again I will upload the set-up too, thanks Nic.
dani2 13 45
2 Sep 2005 5:51AM
Really excellent shot Rob. Lovely as always. Love it. CLICK.

Dani
heatherb 13 23 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2005 9:25AM
great portfolio
heather
Great shot, Rob. Click
Jules
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
9 Sep 2005 8:58AM
Simply stunning.....I really must have a go at doing something like this. Excellent stuff!

Ade
Lou41 12 139 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2005 3:57PM
Excellent shot! LOU
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
14 Sep 2005 7:45AM
I was hoping for some new ones!
Patrick
tartanlady 13 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.
Louise
claret 13 49 England
22 Sep 2005 9:57AM
Can't believe there's no EC or HC at the very least against this.
Iain
sputnki 13 10 Canada
24 Sep 2005 6:06PM
Smashing colours and very dynamic! Doug
scragend 13 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 14 621 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 12 332 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2005 12:33PM
FANTASTIC...You've got one hell of a Portfolio
terry_cavner 12 332 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2005 9:31AM
OOPS ...Sorry about that
jpenguin 12 66
28 Sep 2005 12:59AM
brilliant.
J
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2005 2:36AM
Cheers Terry and J :o)
teena40 13 66
3 Oct 2005 9:18AM
Like it lots,Teena
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2005 9:27AM
Thanks Teena
pgarwood 13 35 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2005 10:13AM
Fantastic image!
angelamary 12 6 England
16 Dec 2005 7:04AM
Wow!

I think I want a new camera.

(Re-think... Geoff won't let me remortgage...)
EMMA1 11 England
2 Aug 2006 3:22PM
love this shot, well done. experimenting paid off!!
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 5:55PM
Thanks Emma Smile
oppo 11 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.

Phil
Atlas 14 621 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 10 432 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 14 621 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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