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Blue Chandelier by KarlDawson Blue Chandelier by KarlDawson
Water droplet collision. Sparkly blue/purple paper was placed beneath a glass Pyrex cooking tray filled with water.

Canon 40D with 100mm macro lens and extension tube, with MT-24ex flash. An additional flash to the left with blue gel over it was also used. Timed with a Cognisys StopShot and droplet rig.
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

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Aeradae Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that is amazing!
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KarlDawson Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks =D
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Aeradae Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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ABJR47 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Super
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KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much :-)
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ABJR47 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your very welcome
:)
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truthdenied Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow :D I can see the glass now, that's very effective :)
I wouldn't have picked it, if you hadn't mentioned it in your description :)

I love how crisp you've captured this, the detail on each droplet is immaculate :D

Wonderful job :) :hug:
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KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks =D

I never really paid that much attention to the length of time a flash goes off for until I started doing droplet photography! It never occurred to me that lower power settings (i.e. typically by setting the flash power manually) results in a shorter flash duration. Too much power and the duration's too long and you get movement in the shot. So to get better shots I need to turn *off* all the auto-wizz-bangery of my flash units!
I'm now doin' it "Old Skool" =D
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truthdenied Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah good :D - I try to do all my stuff like that manually, though I avoid using the flash as much as possible :giggle: :)

Your work is fantastic :D You're very welcome :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great detail! :)
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KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :-) This is one heck of a learning curve. I've never had to think about how many milliseconds of lag my camera's shutter has, or how that lag changes depending on what functions you've got enabled at the time! All part of the fun. =D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, you're definitely succeeding in leaps and bounds! :)
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cihutka123 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
brilliant!
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KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks =D
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