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CD's CDs

By TrevBatWCC    
Now for something completely different! A quickie break from the Isle of Man...
We've started having Zoom online Camera Club meetings to hold them from home, and on Monday we had a presentation about subjects to photograph, and faffing around with images in Photoshop, whilst we're all confined to indoors. One of the ideas was this, macro close-ups of water droplets on a CD, using a lamp or torch to create rainbow colours.
So, to pass away an hour or two, dusted down my macro lens and tripod, and did a similar setup, and these are a few of the results. Focusing manually on the largest droplet, I used the torchlight on my iPhone to illuminate the subject, holding it above in different positions to vary the results. Only the last was lit by available window light.
I racked my brains for a title, and came up with CD's CDs - Compact Disc's Compact Droplets! 😃
(images taken 06/05/2020)

Many thanks to Isabel (Chinga) for her User Award on my previous upload, Laxey Lines , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Nikon Capture NX-D, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😀👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Macro Reflections Specialist and abstract Water droplets Compact disc

Voters: PhilT2, BillRookery, mike9005 and 39 more


9 May 2020 10:44AM
Excellent set

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woolybill1 Plus
13 34 76 United Kingdom
9 May 2020 11:32AM
Good to have your explanation, Trev. Thank goodness I don't need to check my entire collection for symptoms of bubonic plague!
A good idea for an abstract; the colours work particularly well.
Which musical genre(s) produce this effect most successfully? Any recommendations?
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2020 12:18PM
A complete success Trev. Need to do something different during this lock down.
9 May 2020 12:58PM
Great interesting captures, works really well, I like the streaks of coloured light in V1 and 3.
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
9 May 2020 1:13PM
Great idea...what's a CD? 😁😁😁
saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
9 May 2020 3:13PM
CDs have a use, then...try doing this with a playlist on your phone.Wink
Minty805 Plus
4 33 6 United Kingdom
9 May 2020 4:06PM
I wonder if you could be creative with a cassette? These work very well Trev, and I especially like the refracted colours.
9 May 2020 6:11PM
Excellent Trev well done...Lin
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
10 May 2020 10:39AM
Well done with your new technique Trev. I especially like V5.
I've never tried this one but have seen examples of it.
It is interesting to see how the light is diffracted and the colours produced.
11 10 10 England
10 May 2020 12:26PM
Too,clever for me Trev but I like the results, especially V5.
10 May 2020 12:41PM
A big change for you Trev, but expertly thought out and captured, like them all.
A great way to pass the time and learn some new techniques during lockdown Trev. Excellent set.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
10 May 2020 2:19PM
Very effective
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2020 3:02PM
Very creative work Trev !! Great visual effect !!
Isabel GrinGrin
10 May 2020 10:06PM
Interesting set Trev and very creative work👍


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