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The Serving Dish by KarlDawson The Serving Dish by KarlDawson
Yes, I know the name is lame, but that's what it looked like to me.
These are fun, but geez they're hard work!

Canon 40D, 100mm macro, Canon 420ex flash, and StopShot timer.
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polkadotfriday Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
COOL!
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :-)
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Aeradae Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat :D
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Aeradae Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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:icontheheartbreakkid1324:
not to be creepy, but you have 666 views XD
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh no! Oh well, I guess the devil's free to comment too if he wants =D
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:icontheheartbreakkid1324:
Lol XD I wonder what the comment would be o.0
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:iconhoshijirushi:
Hoshijirushi Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
You have been Featured here [link]
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much! It's much appreciated =D
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:iconthephantomdragon:
ThePhantomDragon Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
ohman thats beautiful
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks =D
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:iconkil1k:
kil1k Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you really have the water sculpting perk :) well done again
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
=D Thanks again! =D
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:iconhoshijirushi:
Hoshijirushi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
(just had a look at the tut but was only helpful for me to know how to get the drops coloured)
This one again looks amazing!
But what do yuo mean by stopshot? ><
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, OK. The StopShot is an intervalometer ("fully programmable 3 channel" controller) that can be purchased from Cognisys here: [link] . The water droplet kit can be seen here: [link] . Basically, you pass the droplet(s) through a sensor that triggers the first of StopShot's timers. You set that timer for the amount of time it takes for the droplet to travel from the sensor to the water, and when that time is reached (which you can program to the millisecond) you have StopShot fire the camera and/or flash(es).

You then of course run into things I'd never even considered before, such as the variable time it takes for my camera's shutter to fire, depending on what other functions I've got enabled, and whether it's the first shot in a series (which for some reason always seems to take longer by about 15 milliseconds). But hey, that's all part of the fun =D
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Hoshijirushi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
oh okay Oo
so that one is buyable on that page too?
well ... sadly i dont have any money to spare for somethin like that ... probably have to keep on trying it on my own Q Q
but thank you very much for that answer ;)
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KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, it's quite an investment. Thankfully it can also be used to help take photos of insects and birds in flight, or of nocturnal animals when they cross a sensor, so I'm certainly not just using it for water droplets. I *am* seriously inspired by Arwen's work though, and she does hers without any high-tech wizzmo-jiggery!
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Hoshijirushi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
i too think that it would be a good investment, butstill theres no money i have to give away at the moment ... wich is kinda sad couse i think that would be really great for me as well ...
ANd yes, her work is really great *just had a look at her gallery* and if she does it withought help, than i'll just have to try and try and try to find out how it works for me as well ><
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Beverlys-World Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
You're right it looks like a cake plate. Very beautiful too.
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much =D
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SpiritWolfen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is excellent
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much :-)
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DawnieH83 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great capture, very tricky!
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much :-)
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tomi0011 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
OMG !i
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:XD:
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mjonline Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Cool!
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :-)
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black-ladybird Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
:wow: Itīs amazing:)
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Just think, stuff like this is happening *all the time* when it rains, when you wash your hands, etc, but we never notice it. Nature blows my mind =D
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choconutjo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011   Photographer
Lovely capture!
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks =D
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DreizenhArchangelos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
HEY, THIS IS GREAT! HOW DID YOU MAKE THE WATER GET THAT SHAPE ?
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KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :-) It's the collision between one water droplet that's already hit the water and is rebounding, and a second water droplet that's just on its way down.
StopShot from Cognisys makes these shots "easier", but getting the timing right and then getting a good shot out of it is still *hard*!
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devetakhi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Wooow!
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:iconkarldawson:
KarlDawson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:-)
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