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Every Droplet counts in the Distillery
Every Droplet counts in the Distillery
Harz_Joerg


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shallow DOF (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Dinning room
Date: Feb 7, 2004
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1250
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2004

Some water driping down in front of a Jim Beam bottle. Acctually I'm not a big Whisky fan. I have to see what to do with the content :)
It took me some 600 images or so to get it right. The droplets are so fast, that it is very hard to capture more then one. I had to make a white "house" for the setup otherwise the drop would show the room. I used a bouncing flash to get the right light.

Postprocessing: rotation, very slight cropping, tonal balance adjustment, spotediting somereflextion and darks spots in the drops, smart sharpening, Gaussian blur, resize, smart sharpening

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 174
Avg (all users): 6.6740
Avg (commenters): 8.3793
Avg (participants): 6.5755
Avg (non-participants): 6.8133
Views since voting: 3134
Votes: 181
Comments: 40
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/18/2004 07:41:08 AM
wow... great job.. wonderful and incredible with the Canon G3, and no extra macro lenses?? did you use the Flash or??
Please let me know ;-) I need it ;-))))
Regards, Biliana
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02/17/2004 05:46:46 AM
Brilliant again. Jorg
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02/16/2004 05:14:00 PM
Greetings from the critique club.
THis is a really fine image. Not too much to critique here!

Actually the more I look at this, I have no suggestions for improvement.

Congrats on 4th place.
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02/16/2004 03:52:29 AM
wow, lots of work :D
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02/16/2004 02:58:40 AM
Thanx to all voters and especially all of the plenty commenters to make the image 4th place!
Making the image was a hard job, but more for the shutter due to the many images that needed to be taken to get nice drops.
I once did this with a wine bottle in 2002 with my A40
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Acctually the A40 worked better for this job.

I allways wanted to redo this and this challenge came just right.
Here's the original. It is only rotated and reduced in size:
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And here are some outtakes:
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The dropletts are sometimes not round because they vibrate when the are large enough.

And finaly the setup I used:
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Most important is a good control of the water flow. But fortuanetely I'm a chemist:)

So thanx again to all of you,

Jörg
02/16/2004 12:09:54 AM
Very classy image, Joerg!
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02/16/2004 12:07:49 AM
I can't believe my happy faces won against this one... this one's the BEST!
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02/16/2004 12:06:25 AM
Sublime! Guess humor won out. THis is Great!!! RoB
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/15/2004 10:48:45 PM
Fantastic shot, very very well done.
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02/15/2004 03:08:58 PM
Very nice, really clear, exactly right for this challenge. Well done!!
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02/15/2004 12:13:40 PM
Nice!
Are those the actual reflections in the drops?
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02/15/2004 11:07:14 AM
Very very well done. I'm more of a Jack fan myself, but I guess this works too. Nice shot
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02/14/2004 02:59:33 AM
I know from experience how difficult this shot is, you did an outstanding job capturing this, 10
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02/13/2004 02:26:48 PM
Nice freeze frame technique. The capture of the single drop is very effective. 8 -danny
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02/13/2004 10:24:15 AM
Cool shot!
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02/13/2004 10:04:05 AM
Unique concept and exceptionally well done. Like the water drop technique this uses refraction within a water drop to create a sharp reversed image but this has to be much harder to capture this way. Kudos to you for this wonderful image.

This should be a top finisher in this challenge
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02/12/2004 11:59:31 PM
great picture.
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02/12/2004 07:21:01 PM
worried about how much of this came out of the camera
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02/12/2004 09:48:55 AM
Whew. How long did this take?
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02/12/2004 08:08:12 AM
cleverly done.
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02/12/2004 03:14:44 AM
I predict this will ribbon and probably win, although that isn't a very hard prediction to make. Of course this image is striking because it's a waterdrop image, but the thing that I like the best is the symmetry as well as the bottle at the bottom of the image.

I was going to suggest having the bottle in the background flipped around so it appears upright in the waterdrop; but after thinking about it, I like this the way it is. I like how the water at the top is white against the orange and how the upright label in the background is recognizable because it's upright. Of course that's my opinion, others may feel differently. Nice work and contratulations!
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02/12/2004 01:16:01 AM
very impressive and probably a winner Good luck with this
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02/11/2004 11:26:55 AM
OMG! WOW! What a capture. You must have spent DAYS trying to get this right. You know you have a winner here don't you? By the way, it looks pretty interesting when flipped upside down.
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02/10/2004 11:36:13 PM
Very cleverly done.
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02/10/2004 10:31:15 PM
Scab? Scab-esque if not. 10.
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02/10/2004 10:56:35 AM
I have a hard time believing this wasn't Photoshopped... I'll be interested in seeing the notes on it :)
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02/10/2004 08:26:40 AM
One of my favs. Great idea, great execution. 10. Very well done! Good luck!
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02/10/2004 02:52:07 AM
WOW this is awesome
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02/10/2004 12:14:15 AM
Neat effect, although I am personally tiring of this type of capture. Nice job.
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02/09/2004 10:38:35 PM
Col, I would love to know just how you did this
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02/09/2004 10:05:48 PM
That is a very neat trick! Love it! 10
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02/09/2004 09:27:27 PM
top knotch
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02/09/2004 04:27:00 PM
Very well thought out and executed.
Great stuff..9
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02/09/2004 12:36:06 PM
Great shapes, the reflection is wonderful. Good luck...
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02/09/2004 10:12:06 AM
Wow - I anticipate this doing VERY well in the challenge. Great capture, perfect timing and exposure, fits the challenge very well. Great work! 9
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02/09/2004 08:07:29 AM
What a great idea, what a great execution of that idea! Love the little bottles within the drops, love this one
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02/09/2004 07:12:49 AM
Fantastic. What an effort!
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02/09/2004 04:06:11 AM
Very clever!
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02/09/2004 12:47:58 AM
10 !!! I am wondering why the lower drop is flat that the bottom
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02/09/2004 12:46:46 AM
This is awesome!
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