Blue drops

© LaRae Roberts

Blue drops

Uploaded: September 24, 2004 08:08:02


Nikon 28-105 Macro lense. Southeastern exposure of natural light. This was not an easy shot but I am pleased with the end result.


Janet Detota September 24, 2004

Looks like a lot of work went into this! Excellent job! Love the colors anc clarity! #172148

Jennifer Brooke Chao September 24, 2004

What a gorgeous shot!

I love the way the pattern and clarity of the flower image reflected in the droplets contrast with the out-of-focus flower in the background. #802350

Dan Holm level-classic September 24, 2004

Excellent, Larae!! Beautiful! #802526

LaRae Roberts September 25, 2004

Thanks Dan, Jennifer and Janet. This was my first entry on this site. I really enjoyed the challenge of this one, and it was challenging. #804372

Jennifer Rennison October 15, 2004

Fabulous image, LaRae! Congratulations! #846415

Janet Detota October 16, 2004

Way to go, LaRae! #847174

Janet Detota October 18, 2004

Alright, LaRae! Congratulations on winning second place!! #854009

Cynthia M. Anning October 18, 2004

Hey - this is wonderful, pretty, and VERY creative! Congrats! =0) #854675

Tyranni Sliger October 19, 2004

Congrats :) I have a photo very simular to this... but the background is black :) #857048

Donna L. Cuic October 19, 2004

I love these type shots. Very nicely done. Congrats on your win.
Donna #857561

LaRae Roberts October 20, 2004

Thank you all for your positive comments. It is an encouragement to keep on doing what I love to do. #859012

Marianne S. Jensen October 20, 2004

LaRae.....Awesome image! Well deserving of First Place!

Would you mind sharing how you set up this shot?

Thanks #859070

LaRae Roberts October 21, 2004

This is what I did to set up this shot. I used two aluminum pipe saw horses and put two boards across, then I put the fabric over the whole thing letting the center fall down to hold the flower away from the glass. This is to prevent unwanted material like the boards to reflect in the drops. I put the glass over the fabric and boards which were the support for the glass. Of course the flower goes under the glass letting the fabric cradle it gently. You have to raise and lower the fabric till you have the right focus and depth of field and then using a syringe from a printer ink refill kit I put drops of rainx and water mix all over the glass. I then took several shots at different exposures looking for shallow depth of field. I hope this is not too confusing to any of you. Good Luck! #860636

Marianne S. Jensen October 21, 2004

Thank you so much for taking the time to send your instructions! They weren't confusing at all and I really appreciate it. I've tried this type of shot without success. Your method of draping the fabric under the glass is great! #860848

Leonard Pierce October 21, 2004

Congratulations on your Second Place win LaRae!!! #861877

Diane Dupuis October 29, 2004

Congrats on this amazing photo and thanks so much for explaining how it is done! Keep up the great work! #876134

Mary K. Robison May 27, 2005

First of all, LaRae, a very belated CONGRATULATIONS! on your well-earned win for this very first entry at bp last fall!
Second, it's been a real pleasure to browse your gallery this afternoon. Your camera and your view of the world make a great team! #1403157

LaRae Roberts May 28, 2005

Thank you Mary. I really enjoyed browsing through your eyes of your world. You are very creative. It shows in all the finalist awards that you have. Keep it up. #1404794

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