Van Gogh's Brush

© Connie J. Bagot

Van Gogh's Brush

Uploaded: July 26, 2007


f/9.5, 1/60th sec, iso 100, 180mm macro lens.

I cut a cardboard box so that it was open on top and on one end. Then I placed a photo that I had taken and printed of a sunflower at the far end of the box. Suspended the brush from the edge of the box about a third of the way into the box. Applied liquid to the brush and photographed the drop just before it dropped.


July 26, 2007

Great pic #699746

Peter R. Hammer July 26, 2007

Great work Connie and a good explanation. A crop from the right to bring the brush into the corner might be beneficial. #4564369

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 26, 2007

Fantastic work, Connie. Neat idea of how you did it. #4564868

Michelle L. Frick July 26, 2007

OMG - this is FABULOUS!!!! What amazing detail Connie! I bet we see this one again! #4565286

Kathy L. Clark July 27, 2007

Wow Connie this is really aweseome. Perfect color and clarity and the drop a work of art all by itself. Well done. #4567121

Jennifer L. Taranto July 27, 2007

~W*O*W~ ... FANTASTIC! #4567654

Connie J. Bagot July 27, 2007

Thanks Timothy, Peter, Kay, Michelle, Kathy, and Jennifer. #4567736

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic July 28, 2007

Fantastic image, Connie. Amazing clarity and details. #4571898

Connie J. Bagot July 29, 2007

Thanks Kirsten. #4574578

Kristi A. Howson July 29, 2007

This one really has the WOW factor Connie. All your efforts really paid off with this stunning image. If I tried something like that I hate to think of the disasters I would have. *LOL*. #4576359

Connie J. Bagot July 30, 2007

Thanks Kristi. I guess the description sounds like it was easy but I promise you that I had several hours of "disasters" before I got this photo! #4577971

April Riggs July 31, 2007

This one is fantatic- lots of creativity! #4584279

Connie J. Bagot July 31, 2007

Thanks April. #4585127

Rahul Sharma August 25, 2007

Beautiful Macro Connie.... very creative and crisp.....
Well done.. #4695709

Connie J. Bagot August 25, 2007

Thanks Rahul. #4697719

Evy Johansen level-classic October 19, 2007

Wow.. Awesome image!! Big congratulations on your POTD, Connie!! #4947239

Toni Riggs October 19, 2007

Wow Connie! You have a very creative mind to come up with this idea! Great work and congrats on your POTD! #4947243

Denise Denomy October 19, 2007

INCREDIBLE work! I love it! CONGRATS!!! #4947248

Helen N. McHugh October 19, 2007

So creative, Connie! Congratulations on your POTD! #4947273

Cindy Bendush level-classic October 19, 2007

Congrats on your POTD Connie! Have always admired this image -- terrific work and very creative! #4947292

Bill Houghton October 19, 2007

Beautiful work Connie. Congratulations on your POTD. Bill

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Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 19, 2007

Great idea Connie, congratulations on your creative potd!! #4947373

Joy Rector October 19, 2007

congrats on the POTD #4947380

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 19, 2007

Congratulations on this well-deserved POTD, Connie. I love both the concept and the execution here. Great title to go with your twist on the reflection in a drop. #4947478

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 19, 2007

Huge congrats on this well deserved POTD!
--Lisa #4947551

Nan Fischer October 19, 2007

Wow! Thanks for sharing your process on this excellent and well-deserved POTD! Beautiful image! #4947563

Jennifer A. Lambert October 19, 2007

WOW.....I love HOW you did that. I Love REAL pics where people THINK and CREATE....and not solely depend on photoshop !! GREAT SHOT !! CONGRATS on POTD and I agree we will see this again..its a winner
Blessings, Jenny #4947578

Josselyne Klecanda October 19, 2007

That's amazing, I like it. Beautiful.Congratulation for a job well done. #4947598

William C. Raco level-classic October 19, 2007

This is superb, Connie!
Congratulations on the POTD
Beautiful ;)

Bill #4947608

Laura Clay-Ballard October 19, 2007

wow! congrats! #4947664

Jessica Jenney October 19, 2007

Congratulations, Connie on your amazing POTD! #4947728

Rick Clark October 19, 2007

Wonderfully captured image and congratulations on POTD! Thanks for including the description of how you made it. #4947731

Kathy L. Clark October 19, 2007

Connie congratulations on your beautiful POTD. It's lovely. #4947814

Debra Booth October 19, 2007

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Connie! #4947839

Jeana Clark October 19, 2007

Yippee for you Connie!!
Congratulations on your POTD!!

~Jeana~ #4947848

Sheila Faryna level-addict October 19, 2007

Connie, congrats on POTD. What a lovely and unique image!!! #4947850

Deon October 19, 2007

Incredible work Connie. Awesome, and congratulations on your POTD. #4947921

Jim Britt October 19, 2007

Great job. Congrats on your POTD. Fantastic shot. #4947933

David Collins October 19, 2007

Nicely done Connie. Perfect composition and focus. Congratulations on your POTD also! #4948019

Cheryl Meisel October 19, 2007

This is just so AWESOME! What great work and what a wonderful idea. Love this, soooooooo COOL!
BIG CONGRATS on your win with this super shot!
Cheryl #4948055

Dr Silly level-classic October 19, 2007

Congratulation on your wonderful POTD. :O)

Rolando Rosito October 19, 2007

Congratulations on your photo of the day Connie, really well done. #4948309

d k. k October 19, 2007

Awesome image, Connie! And great creativity with the set-up. Thanks for the great explanation....its a big help for some of "newbies!" #4948329

Sue L. Cullumber October 19, 2007

Connie - fantastic shot! Love the colors and clarity! Congrats! #4948378

randy dannheim October 19, 2007

Makes one believe in magic, Fantastic capture Connie. #4948639

James E. Coleman level-classic October 19, 2007

Very very creative!
(let's see now, I have to grow a flower in a box........):)


October 19, 2007

Very creative shot and method to complete the shot! Wonderful color, clarity, and composition! I don't comment on POTD very often, but this one was so great I had to comment! :) Congrats on the EP and POTD! Well deserved! #4948691

Robert Baer October 19, 2007

thank you so much for sharing your technique with us. Your image is so creative and impactive. Really great!!! #4948694

Shirley Pearce October 19, 2007

Connie, as a photographer and a painter I really LOVE your photo!!! Very inventive!! Can't wait to share this with all my painterly buddies. Congratulations on your POTD. WELL DESERVED!!! #4948792

Liz Mackney October 19, 2007

Fantastic! Sure wish I had thought of that! Well done! #4948855

Katherine Kuhn October 19, 2007

Huge Congrats, Connie!! Couldn't believe when this familiar "logo" photo popped up so huge on my screen this morning!!! Wonderful & fantstic detail! #4948867

Colleen Farrell October 19, 2007

This is such a terrific image, Connie--your hard work really paid off with a winner. Thanks a lot for explaining how you did it (and mentioning that it took several hours!). Not sure I would have had the patience, but your image gives me inspiration! BIG Congrats on your POTD!! #4949067

October 19, 2007

Completely blown away by this picture. Just a big WOW, holy cow, and any other superlative you can come up with! Just beautiful! #4949558

Patricia Ronan October 19, 2007

Beautiful and creative, congrats on your POTD:) #4950064

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe October 19, 2007

How totally cool!! Congrats on your awards, Connie.
kk #4950160

Nancy Donnell October 19, 2007

Connie, congratulations to you! I love this, and the rest of your website. You are so creative!! Thanks so much for all your comments that you make about what went into making the images. This photo is so much fun!! #4950328

Mary Timman October 19, 2007

Wow Connie, this is spectacular. What a grand job you did making this. Congratulations! #4950424

Chris Ebben October 19, 2007

Congratulations on all aspects of this image, EP, POTD, Macro work, title, creativity.. you've done well=^..^= #4950992

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 19, 2007

Connie, this is so creative! Thanks for including the description of your technique, I would not have been able to imagine how it was done. Congratulations on your POTD! #4950998

Mary K. Robison October 20, 2007

This photo really grabs your attention and won't let go. Beautiful work, with a superb result, Connie!
Belated Congratulations on your very well-deserved POTD! #4951647

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 21, 2007

Congrats Connie on your Outstanding POTD! Jeff #4958314

RC Fritz October 23, 2007

Awesome! Congratulations! #4969623

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 13, 2007

congrats on your Photo of the Day Conni!!! (I know, I noticed a bit too late...!) #5070950

Firas A. Abussaud December 02, 2007

amazing compostion...i really like it :) #5158534

Amber Kennedy August 29, 2008

extreme! pulled this off perfectly.Very well done! #6384915

Dawn M. Schneider October 06, 2008

I know everyone has said it already but this is an amazing creation and I love how you created it. such patience and what wonderful clarity you achieved doing this!! #6561004

Robert Baer January 13, 2009

have you thought about resubmitting this image. You definitely have a winner here. #7023460

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 10, 2009

Girl! I am impressed...your description of how you did this sounds "easy" but somehow I am not it would be...:-)

You surely did a fantastic piece here, it should be a winner in my opinion, submit it again!

jo ann c. #7391356

Dayna Cain level-classic August 16, 2012

This is just an amazing image Connie. Perfect in every way possible. Creative, unique and skillfully taken. Submit it again! #10277864

Connie J. Bagot August 16, 2012

Thanks everyone. I guess I could try reprocessing and give it another shot.... #10278233

Debra R. Harder December 02, 2012

I love looking through your amazing gallery, Connie! You are so creative. This is truly the reflection in the drop. Superb in every way! #10446497

Connie J. Bagot December 03, 2012

Thanks Debra. #10448461

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 15, 2013

You are sooo special! Everything you do is done to perfection!

Congratulations on your win Connie! I love it..

jo ann c. #10610782

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