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Paroxysm
Paroxysm
dr3amz


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Nikon
Location: Hampshire, England
Date: Jul 2, 2005
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Macro, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2005

Paroxysm

Pronunciation: par·ox·ysm

1. A sudden outburst of emotion or action


Location:

Frying Pan, My Kitchen ;-)


Editing:

White Balance set to Fluorescent
Minor Hue/Saturation adjustment
Colour Dodge 25%
Unsharp mask 100% at .05
Noise reduction in Neat Image

Image Info:

Well, I've always wanted to try this style of shot, so without really thinking about `setting up a scene` I just tweaked the tap a little, and let it start dripping into the frying pan we had in the sink (used to cook the fajitas the night before, which were fantastic btw! ;-).

Tried a few different settings, with/without flash, but found fastest shutter speed of 1/500 at 300mm zoom in macro mode, the best combination.

It's about making the ugly, the everyday object, interesting; would you have guessed this was taken where it was? ;-) the flecks of light in the background are actually bits of food sat on the bottom of the frying pan :-)

enjoy!

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 374
Avg (all users): 6.6411
Avg (commenters): 7.9583
Avg (participants): 6.4036
Avg (non-participants): 7.1220
Views since voting: 2831
Views during voting: 429
Votes: 248
Comments: 30
Favorites: 14 (view)


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07/11/2005 01:04:47 PM
Thanks to everyone here, this shot was taken hand held and was really just a test of the ol' water droplet shots i've wanted to try, very happy with the 20th place the image achieved however - but knew it would always be beaten by some freaky up close bug shot :-)

This is also uncropped - so bar some very very minor post processing, this is straight out of the camera!

Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for all the feedback! :-)
07/11/2005 01:00:42 AM
A great color scheme to entertain the eyes. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2005 10:53:06 PM
Wow. I like that. The colors and lighting are perfect. 10.
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07/09/2005 09:59:25 PM
About time I found a water drop shot. Well done. Lots of interesting contrast and waves. 7
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07/09/2005 10:32:19 AM
Pretty cool shot, and cool duotone used. Liked the detail and the flow about the rebounded drop. ALso like that second bubble by the cone of the first. Very nice indeed.
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07/09/2005 03:11:00 AM
Nice shot 9
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07/08/2005 07:02:08 PM
pretty and fluid. Nice contrast and sharpness and composition. Your central droplet really stands out - both sharp and darker than the background. 7
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07/08/2005 01:06:06 PM
technically great. bit predictable
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07/08/2005 08:54:37 AM
I like the hint of sparkle at the top of the 'drop' and the water texture seems so fluid. This depth of field also works well here. In my opinion, the cropping takes away a bit from the photo. It seems to cut off the interesting ripples. Perhaps a more squarish crop to eliminate the left water area a bit?
Well done!
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07/07/2005 04:43:59 AM
Nice capture...well focused.
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07/06/2005 10:21:45 PM
Woh... nothing else to say... 9
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07/06/2005 06:40:17 PM
I have tried this so many times, but never got this so nicely.. congrats on a good capture.. 8
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07/06/2005 05:52:33 PM
looks really neat! I love the deep blues... it lacks originality but makes up for it in detail and finish. 9
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07/06/2005 02:04:39 PM
Very cool picture.
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07/06/2005 12:37:16 AM
nicely done. seen a million of these, but this is very sharp. i would like to see your setup when the challenge is over.
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07/05/2005 01:13:47 PM
Great Focus on the drop, and love the coloring, and lighting.
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07/05/2005 10:19:39 AM
Very nice!
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07/05/2005 08:25:58 AM
i like it
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07/05/2005 06:49:49 AM
Nice.
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07/05/2005 12:26:57 AM
Always a wonderful shot when it comes to slpashes. What is there really wrong with this shot. (10)
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07/04/2005 11:43:06 PM
7 - Nice. One 'bubble' for me would have been better. Nice color, 'flow', 'fade'. Title lost me a little.
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07/04/2005 03:05:48 PM
Great shot but really overkilled on this site. Nonetheless, I'll give you six for the sheer effort. Good luck!
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07/04/2005 01:59:02 PM
nicely done!
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07/04/2005 01:18:12 PM
Very nice, I would like to see it a little lighter though.
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07/04/2005 12:04:59 PM
Very well done. Good colour and lighting.9
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07/04/2005 10:17:03 AM
Base: 5
Tech: +2
Subj:+1
Chln:

Total: 8
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07/04/2005 03:50:17 AM
If it were a little larger size, it would be even better! But the composition is beautiful, great shot! Love the lighting and everything looks crystal clear. A great capture.
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07/04/2005 01:49:00 AM
A violent access of felling (as of rage) convulsion; spasm. ? I see only great timing,and good photography. 9
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07/04/2005 01:17:24 AM
These water droplet shots just amaze me. Well focused. I wish it were bigger.
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07/04/2005 12:05:59 AM
It looks alive!
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