Water drop play

Uploaded: January 15, 2007 03:56:15


Well this pic a day for 30 days is making me try things I've wanted to try for years now! Taken with 50 mm 1.8 and extension tubes, water drop on metal basket with dollar store sunflower behind... Set up in discussion


Diane Dupuis January 15, 2007

Tried it in my white shooting cube but the white in the reflection was annoying... Used two black sided reflectors - black sheet under and behind... On tripod of course - F-22 - 13 seconds with extension tubes #588149

Diane Dupuis January 15, 2007

OOps - just realized the flower's not there on this one... Put a water glass lying down under the black sheet and laid the sunflower next to the glass which made it stand up a bit... took the flower off the stem... #3820791

Diane Dupuis January 15, 2007

OK - one more thing - cropped and adjusted in PSCS2 - dust and scratches and buzz filter added - but removed from the waterdrop... #3820794

Paul Michko January 15, 2007

Magnificent setup and work, Diane. I was out shooting water drops this weekend and wondering how I could get a good reflection in the drop. You have graciously answered my unasked question. Truly inspiring!!! #3820821

Jim Huffield January 15, 2007

Wonderfully creative work, Diane. Jim #3820938

Lynne Morris January 15, 2007

Wow Diane, what a fantastic image the reflection is wonderful as is the clarity! #3820942

Alison Greenwood January 15, 2007

Awesome work Diane. You are really making your pic-a-day count aren't you? I bet we see this one again! #3821620

Susan M. Hembree January 15, 2007

This is great work, Diane! I was wondering if you could tell me how you got the sunflower in the waterdrop? I see these all the time--is it natural or something you do on Photoshop? #3822187

Diane Dupuis January 15, 2007

Thanks Paul, Jim, Lynne, Alison and Susan. Yes Susan this is natural - I showed my set up and explained how it's done. Sorry I already removed the flower when I took the set-up shot... #3823706

Tonya R. Boles January 19, 2007

Great shot.. #3837892

Crystal L. Craig January 19, 2007

Wonderful image Diane! And a huge appreciation for explaining the makings, awesome Work! Your gallery is marvelous! #3841272

Tamera S. Phillips January 28, 2007

Great work Diane! Very creative. #3882728

Diane Dupuis February 04, 2007

Thank you all so very much! #3910429

Terry L. McKaig February 24, 2007

Very creative way to do a water drop reflection. Awesome capture!
Congratulations on Finalist! #3983825

Candy Avera February 24, 2007

Wow! Great creation. Congratulations on your finalist. #3984854

Susan M. Hembree February 24, 2007

Looks like your setup really paid off, Diane! Congrats on the finalist! #3985751

Sharon Day level-classic February 24, 2007

Congratulations, Diane!!! This is a super shot and I wouldn't be surprised to see it win. Good luck! #3987683

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 24, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3988222

Laura Clay-Ballard February 25, 2007

totally awesome! congrats! #3990785

Marie Fields February 25, 2007

Fantastic image, Diane! Congratulations! #3991160

Jenny Bosmans February 25, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Diane! :) #3991615

Erica Murphy level-deluxe February 25, 2007

Awesome work Diane!! Congratulations!

Erica #3992278

February 25, 2007

I love how some photographers can find a sort of poem in a moment that's not seen by most. I strive for this in my work but have yet to achieve it. thanks for the inspiration, or more precicely, the jelously...ha ha #3993829

Diane Dupuis February 26, 2007

Thank you all so very much!!! #3998958

Cesar J. La Rosa February 28, 2007

I'm so sorry I had missed this one before!!! As usual, a wonderful and very creative image, Diane! Thank you for sharing the making of your beautiful photograph and Congratulations on this fabulous Finalist!!!
Cesar #4009393

Diane Dupuis March 03, 2007

Thanks so very much Cesar! #4018589

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