Bouncing Gel Balls

© Ray Thoms

Bouncing Gel Balls

Uploaded: October 01, 2011


These are clear Gel Balls that were allowed to bounce on a piece of glass painted black on the under side to cause the reflection. Also there is about 1/2 inch of water on the glass contained by silly putty. The lighting is two strobes, one clear to the right and a blue gel on a light to the left rear. The background was allowed to go to black.
If you would like more info by all means send me an email...happy to share!
BTW...clear gel balls are water filled and used by florists. They are roughly 1/2" in diameter.

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 90.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Gord MacEachern October 01, 2011

Very cool Ray, well done! #1412061

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 01, 2011

Amazing - Outstanding work Ray!! #9708943

Lorna Shutter October 01, 2011

Sounds way too difficult for me! Ha! Ha! Awesome work with water, lighting and reflections! Love the result, Ray! :) #9708960

Tiia Vissak October 01, 2011

very cool! #9709014

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic October 01, 2011

Oh Ray this just keeps getting better and better, May be worth a visit to you just to watch this in action. Love the motion and the blue and black tones. Thanks for the info. You really should do a photo book of all thse lovely images. #9709133

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 01, 2011

Fabulous colors, light and work, Ray. #9709241

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer October 01, 2011

WOW! Ray, do you have some fabulous and fascinating new images in your gallery.
I'm sorry I can't be here more to enjoy them. Too much work :( #9709374

Jill Odice level-classic October 01, 2011

Sounds like you have been having loads of fun playing :-) This is so cool, love the black and blue together! #9709406

Monnie Ryan October 01, 2011

There you go again, Ray - another fabulous, unique image! #9709468

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 01, 2011

Absolutely brilliant work & exceptional outcome, Ray! Inspiring, indeed, my friend! #9709487

David Phalen October 01, 2011

Amazing!! #9709523

Joy Rector October 01, 2011

fantastic, well done #9709585

John Connolly October 02, 2011

You are certainly the master of action close ups Ray! Stunning work here, my friend! #9711320

Karen Celella October 08, 2011

Outstand work, Ray. And how very generous of you to share. Thanks! #9723676

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. Editor's Pick

Copyright for this photo belongs solely to Ray Thoms.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.