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Surface tension
Surface tension
gaurawa


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Santa clara, CA
Date: Nov 21, 2005
Aperture: F16
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/6 sec
Galleries: Macro, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Nov 21, 2005

My tribute to the original pic
here
took me a long time to figure out how to do it... finally my setup was water in a non-stick frying pan with window light through blinds...
Post processing was cleaning up the air bubbles and blemishes in the pan
Lines perpendicular to the clip gives more different shapes than when aligned parallel. I will have some out-takes posted after the challenge...


Statistics
Place: 28 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.6389
Avg (commenters): 7.7742
Avg (participants): 6.5598
Avg (non-participants): 6.8481
Views since voting: 3359
Views during voting: 594
Votes: 288
Comments: 47
Favorites: 21 (view)


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01/03/2006 08:07:01 AM
Oh wow, this is fantastic
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12/08/2005 10:37:27 PM
I thought this was top 10 material - excellent photograph and it *is* much better than the original. I like the "magnetic lines" feel of the whole image - very cool.
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12/08/2005 02:04:03 PM
better than the original. very appealing colors and patterns

Message edited by author 2005-12-08 14:04:37.
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12/08/2005 11:24:38 AM
Ho man, I love a shot that turns out so wonderful and only had 'round-the-house props. (runs off to try it himself) I had this higher, but still an excellent shot.
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12/08/2005 09:34:13 AM
I had this in my top 10 group. Love the simplicity!
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12/08/2005 09:15:08 AM
Thank you everyone for your comments and votes. I was happy with the way the photograph came out.
12/08/2005 09:14:00 AM
Originally posted by Falc:

I was sure this was oil - very neat

hmm oil ? I used water. My first thoughts were to use oil, but density of oil is less than water, also I am not sure how the surface tension of oil is, will it support or not ?
12/08/2005 07:33:24 AM
I was sure this was oil - very neat
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 11:43:34 PM
Impressive shot !! would love to see how you did it, I am really hoping its not just post processing...good luck!
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12/07/2005 11:23:52 PM
Like the abstraction about the paper clip. Not sure I would have gone with a white clip though. Perhaps a another color? It is so stark that if keeps me from the great lines around it. I wish it blended in more.
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12/07/2005 09:05:18 PM
Wonderful shot!! Such neat lines from such an ordinary object. Creative. 10
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12/07/2005 09:02:55 PM
effing brilliant, I have tried to get shots like this before with no success - you have pulled it off masterfully.
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12/07/2005 06:35:13 PM
Having seen this idea first in Visions of Science photography competition, I tried to replicate it and failed miserably. But you've done it quite well, except for the somewhat blown highlights on the clip, which by the way could be sharper.
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12/07/2005 03:55:08 PM
This would have been higher scored from me had the clip been in full sharp focus ;) (7)
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12/06/2005 03:13:32 PM
Very effective with good lighting and editing on the liquid.
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12/06/2005 10:06:48 AM
great idea. could the paper clip have been more in focus?
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12/06/2005 05:42:38 AM
Clever. Effective. Full of wow appeal.
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12/05/2005 11:41:14 PM
great patterns
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12/05/2005 03:47:52 PM
Neat macro study. Looking forward to reading about the setup.-9-
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12/05/2005 02:46:15 PM
Very nice macro. Composition and focus are great
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12/05/2005 09:48:50 AM
Beautiful. One of my favorites in the challenge. Only complaint is that the focus seems a little soft on the clip. Good Luck
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12/04/2005 11:54:37 PM
I absolutely love it! almost looks like magnetic field lines
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12/04/2005 05:06:19 PM
Good texture and colors. Unusual and fine
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12/04/2005 03:43:33 PM
Very, very nice! :)
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12/04/2005 01:26:28 PM
Wow, Nice picture, Great idea. Love the lines and the position of the paperclip. Very simple yet appealing.
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12/04/2005 03:25:42 AM
A welcome change from the sceneries, portraits and flowers! Should do well...good luck!
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12/03/2005 06:50:06 PM
A most excellent idea! The only thing I see wrong is the clip is out of focus slightly.
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12/03/2005 05:33:33 PM
i love this shot. its amazing how an object as simple as a paperclip can turn so beautiful on the suface of water. more focus please!
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12/03/2005 02:35:19 PM
That's cool. 8
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12/03/2005 01:22:02 PM
great shot!!!!!
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12/03/2005 01:19:49 AM
Nice and simple! I like it. Good luck!
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12/03/2005 12:02:14 AM
Amazingly wonderful
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12/02/2005 08:11:54 PM
One of my favorites, even though the paperclip isn't as sharp as it could be.
I love the compostion and the colors. This photo is a fascinating mix of simple yet complex. Brilliant idea, love it! 9
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12/02/2005 07:16:03 PM
Great mix of science and photography. Really nice pic.
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12/02/2005 04:41:15 AM
Nice clip, I love this shot, simple, but creative.
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12/02/2005 02:12:08 AM
Took me a second to see the paper clip, this is neat, ideal for stock.
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12/02/2005 01:31:00 AM
Awesome abstract. I really like the shapes and lines and forms. Great job.
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12/01/2005 10:23:50 PM
super way cool---
fantabulous evev.
Great Shot-- Very Original-- gl-- 10 from buzz
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12/01/2005 05:01:57 PM
This is an amazing shot. I was actually planning to do a similar one for this challenge, but reality conspired against me. Anyhow, I hope this one will ribbon as it should ! (10)
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12/01/2005 04:24:52 PM
Original idea. Well executed and beautiful colour tones. Would have rated it higher if the clip was sharper.
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12/01/2005 04:08:18 PM
This one gets a ribbon in my book, damn cool.
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12/01/2005 02:55:01 PM
Very stylish shot full of satisfaction. While I've seen this kindo of thing before (and who hasn't seen any shots on this site before?) it's fascinating.
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12/01/2005 12:42:18 PM
Great idea...opens up a whole new area of possibilities.
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12/01/2005 09:47:48 AM
excellent setup
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12/01/2005 08:03:05 AM
wonderful abstract image
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12/01/2005 07:54:48 AM
this is a very clever macro shot, well done . I love the patterns around the paper clip. Super shot.
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12/01/2005 03:00:24 AM
cool idea, well executed
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