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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Celler, Olching Germany
Date: Oct 20, 2004
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 26, 2004

I know this has been done loads of times, but I had to try. Hopefully it is different enough to appeal.
Collected some stones and painted them with watercolour paints. This was more difficult than I expected as the watercolours were too thin.
I then set them up on a black background and placed glass over them and tried creating the water drops. Unfortunately I discouvered that the water wouldnt pearl on the glass no matter how I handled it. I tried car wax, silicon warerproofing spray. it always flowed together. Then I found an old piece of clear perspex & it worked. I set this up above the stones, and set my camera above that.
Light was from left and right from two energy save lamps and manual focus on the water drops.
Would set the self timer, and then use a dropper to arrange the water on the perspex before the camera went off.
Post processing was.
levels, usm and loads of cloning as the perspex was pretty scratched. Otherwise the image is pretty much as it came from the camera.

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 487
Avg (all users): 6.5870
Avg (commenters): 7.4722
Avg (participants): 6.5302
Avg (non-participants): 6.9688
Views since voting: 1272
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 247
Comments: 38
Favorites: 9 (view)


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11/22/2004 09:01:00 PM
I loved this one. It made me open it up and read more about it!
11/22/2004 07:40:52 PM
Very interesting and unusual. I love it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 07:50:05 PM
Nice color study!
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11/07/2004 06:38:46 PM
Very Cool. Love the colors. 7
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11/07/2004 06:06:16 PM
One of the things that made another version of this work so well was the inclusion of drops that had not been distorted. It really made the picture. I do like the abstractness of this but some of the reflections have just gotten too large and out of proportion to the smaller drops. The reflections in the larkge drops are too blurry and only slightly so in the smaller. The focus is nice and sharp on the edge of the all the drops. I guess you were going for something different. I like the attempt and the colors.
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11/07/2004 11:44:07 AM
just beautiful, love the colors, the abstract patterns. Pinsharp as well.
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11/07/2004 06:08:02 AM
Not sure what it is about this that I like,But I keep coming back to it. gonna bump it up to an 8
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11/07/2004 12:52:02 AM
very abstract and very nice I love the colour and the sharpness of this Great work
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11/07/2004 12:24:25 AM
vey cool
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11/06/2004 12:18:58 PM
8 for your creativity
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11/06/2004 11:22:05 AM
Interesting take on an old idea. Great focus...
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11/06/2004 09:58:51 AM
Variations on a know theme... but good
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11/05/2004 11:49:31 PM
Nice abstract, good colors and depth of focus
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11/05/2004 10:08:41 PM
The colour makes this photo. Nice abstract. Some of the edges look a bit over shapened in contrast to the overly smooth surface of the drops. But very nice to look at.
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11/05/2004 05:27:35 PM
Nicely captured abstract pattern. Good job on the focus and DOF. Colors make my teeth hurt.
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11/05/2004 03:26:28 PM
Eye catching abstract..well conceived and executed.
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11/05/2004 02:20:21 PM
seemed to processed to me. almost looks like a generated picture
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11/04/2004 10:26:36 PM
delightful
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11/04/2004 03:50:47 PM
Well now! This is very fine. The soft focus background and the sharp focus drops of water and the way the colors interract make this one really stand out. Excellent idea well realized.
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11/04/2004 03:30:42 PM
Interesting abstracyt, nice color composition.
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11/04/2004 09:58:08 AM
Well done....beautiful design and colors...............
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11/03/2004 08:37:46 PM
Very interesting! I don't care too much for abstracts, but I think this is just beautiful. Good luck in the challenge!
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11/03/2004 06:43:51 PM
Nice detail on the water and pretty colors. Good job.
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11/03/2004 02:11:02 PM
Unique. Very, unique use of the glass, colors, and water. Excellent variation on a theme.
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11/03/2004 08:06:10 AM
This is a neat effect and I like the colors you chose. My only pick is that the edges of the water seem way too hard or sharp.
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11/02/2004 11:49:22 PM
i love this like i love my money
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11/02/2004 11:13:01 PM
I like this. I am at a loss as to how to compare to the others. I gave it an 8.
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11/02/2004 10:14:51 PM
I'm usually not a big fan of abstract shots, but you did a really great job with this shot, especially with the colors and the crisp focus. Beautiful photo.
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11/02/2004 08:44:14 PM
Great abstract, I marked this as one of my favorites, this is something I have never done in a challenge voting.
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11/02/2004 06:09:33 PM
The light just leaps out at you even on a dark monitor like mine here at work. This looked fantastic at home and still does!! Excellent talent showing here.
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11/02/2004 11:00:58 AM
Excellent photo, I like the uniqueness of this.
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11/02/2004 05:04:07 AM
my kind of art
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11/02/2004 03:16:05 AM
this is cool, strange and well, cool again at the same time. looking at this is kinda like looking at clouds. i see a face and all kinds of other objects. A great idea, execution and use of color. 8.
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11/01/2004 11:08:28 PM
Beautiful colors. Such a simple subject, yet it makes such a great piece of art. 10
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11/01/2004 06:47:30 PM
this is a lovely abstract - the "puzzle" shapes and the color work well together
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11/01/2004 04:44:18 PM
very nice 7
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11/01/2004 03:57:08 PM
Looks almost unreal.
Great, like it!
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11/01/2004 01:47:05 AM
i tried this recently and it was not as easy as i thought it would be. you did this very well
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