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Plasmatic evolution
Dennisheckman


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Challenge: Puzzle Macro V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5DS R
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Location: Home, kitchen counter
Date: Jun 27, 2015
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2015

In the kitchen, I set up a little experimental area. Materials included aluminum foil, vegetable oil, alcohol based colored ink, 50mp camera, 100mm macro lens, and the Gisteq Flashmate II macro flash which I received as a gift from my daughter. Thanks Kiddo!

First I spent time understanding the properties of the ink on foil. The ink is a quick dry formula meant for toning metal. I'd start with one color, let it dry, and then add more colors. Each time I would create new colors due to the different combinations. Eventually, I would almost always end up with a near black color because of mixing so many colors. But I did create some very interesting and worthy images from that.

I then created little 3 inch wide tin foil cups with about a 1/4" high sides. This way I could fill with vegetable oil. I then added a base color, say blue. I'd let that settle out. During the process of settling, the oil and ink would first mix together and then all of a sudden they would begin to separate. This was the time I would release the shutter. This shot is about midway though the separation process. As I added each color, I would end up with wildly exotic colors and shapes. I chose this image for the challenge due to it's perceived depth. In reality it was completely flat.

The title actually came from my day in the kitchen. I was ready to give up several times. Just felt like a fruitless venture. But, I kept my mind open and evolved my methods during my learning process. I'll probably spend some more time doing this ink thing, I bet I can do a much better job with more time.

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Place: 4 out of 173
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07/10/2015 08:03:23 AM
Cool shot, congratulations on your HM.
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07/06/2015 10:41:29 PM
Nice job Dennis, excellent execution and a wonderful image. Second week in a row you edged me out, I'll get you this week :-).
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07/06/2015 02:26:13 PM
Congrats Dennis on the results of your kitchen session and the HM. Your efforts in the kitchen remind me of that old advertising line... "Better Photos Through Chemistry" (or something like that). Go Hit Squad.
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07/06/2015 12:58:32 PM
Way to go Dennis! What a wild shot, truly a puzzle! Congrats on HM, go Hit Squad!!
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07/06/2015 09:27:09 AM
Very, very cool. So are we looking into one of these cups?

Message edited by author 2015-07-06 09:28:56.
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07/06/2015 08:07:36 AM
Well Done Dennis; Go Team.
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07/06/2015 05:19:24 AM
C0ngratulations, Dennis!! Well deserved HM.
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07/06/2015 03:53:20 AM
The best kind of experimenting. Love your persistence
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07/06/2015 03:00:49 AM
Congratulations on the HM!

HIT SQUAD!
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07/06/2015 12:26:08 AM
Fantastic set up, paid off, well done on the HM, gave you a 7.00.
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07/06/2015 12:09:57 AM
one of my few tops. a true wonder.
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07/06/2015 12:09:48 AM
Congratulations Dennis!!! Go Hit Squad!
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07/06/2015 12:05:39 AM
Sweet! Congrats Dennis on the HM!

GO HIT SQUAD!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2015 11:38:20 PM
a gentle reminder


this is a beautiful thingie. I'll hang it in my gallery

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07/04/2015 11:19:40 PM
Dentist's view of a lamprey.
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07/03/2015 07:54:16 PM
glass
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07/02/2015 02:02:25 PM
all my brain can see is "bee hive"
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07/02/2015 01:02:20 PM
Beautiful detail
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07/02/2015 09:57:10 AM
Jellyfish eyeball.
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06/29/2015 06:02:04 PM
Scarf/fabric
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06/29/2015 01:12:53 PM
Wow, looks like a bunch of cells. Very cool.
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