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Yellow in Water

By klewis  
First attempt at back lighting the water and droplets using a frosted panel and Wilton icing colour dyes to get the colour intensity in the droplet.

Yellow coloured water/milk into clear water, a black acrylic sheet positioned in the bottom of the tray

Canon 40D and 100mm macro lens, full frame uncroppped image

1/10 sec@ f16 iso 100

Water/milk droplets delivered via a Stopshot controlled solenoid valve. Camera and flashes triggered by a IR beam and StopShot programmable trigger.

580Ex @ 1/128 on the left aimed at the droplet on the rhs a front silvered mirror bouncing some light back into the front of the droplet.

580Ex @ 1/128 positioned behind a frosted acrylic panel with a blue gel on it at the rear of the droplet

Tags: Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Flash and lighting

Voters: Coleslaw, Roly, twainey and 59 more

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Roly 10 Wales
10 Nov 2009 7:35PM
Excellent shot.I like this a lot,nice one.

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twainey 9 4 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2009 7:40PM
This is without doubt, the best water droplet shot I have seen IMO.
Even the small droplets are symmetrical. AMAZING !!!!!!..........Trev
10 Nov 2009 7:42PM
Amazing shot !!

10 Nov 2009 7:47PM
10 Nov 2009 7:49PM

Quote:This is without doubt, the best water droplet shot I have seen IMO.
Even the small droplets are symmetrical. AMAZING !!!!!!....

Rgds ... Dave
skye1 11 29 4 Wales
10 Nov 2009 8:24PM
Fabulous shot perfect looking water splash
WildLight 10 145 3 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2009 10:43PM
Exceptional shot with stunning clarity and pin-point timing.

twainey 9 4 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 7:46AM
I have just come back to look at this image again, and can't believe that it has only had 29 votes!!! This image has captured a moment in time, probably never to be repeated again.
I don't understand how the voting works on EPZ when some images, which I regard as just record shots, e.g. a building, a plain landscape without atmosphere or something else to make it stand out from the ordinary, regularly get votes in the 100's.

I can only presume that many members vote for just their chosen ones, and not the merits of an image..........

Regards Trev
GarethRobinson 11 1.0k 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 11:53AM
I have to say this is a spectacular shot, worth a lot more attention.
I agree with Trev above me.
garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 4:04PM
Totally amazing image, congrats on the EC but deserves a lot more votes

klewis 13 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 5:02PM
Thank you for your comments and the EC was a nice bonus Smile

please remember if you need clicks to satisfy your ego then really you should be re-evaluating what's really important Smile I know the system but I dislike playing the game lol
jonah794 8 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 6:29PM
Super, super, super! Thanks for the comments on my one yesterday Smile
Brian_Scott 8 42 27 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2009 10:01PM
Wow You really do have a very impressive portfolio
12 Nov 2009 2:00PM
Wow, this is amazing! thanks for sharing
MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
13 Nov 2009 9:25AM
Amazing capture, awesome work!
17 Nov 2009 8:36PM
I am amazed at how you got this shot Great Job
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
18 Nov 2009 8:41PM
Many Congrats, that is superb.

23 Nov 2009 4:50PM
Brilliant shot. I can't believe it was as long as a tenth of a second. I would have been trying much faster shutter speeds. Just shows you learn something every time you visit this site. Thanks. I wonder how many attempts I'd need with just a remote release to trigger the camera and flashes to get anything remotely as stunning.

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