Union II

Uploaded: February 06, 2008 05:21:28


EF100mm, f/11, 1/60th Second, ISO100, RAW, tripod.
Another take on the olive oil drops on a CD, a few moments after the droplets spread out and connected with each other.
This shot was a few seconds after my first "Union" image and the connection point has widened, very slightly.
The colors are from small halogen lights held at various angles to the CD; the banding effect is a result
of the CD's metallic layer. I did spot cloning to clean up dust & scratches, but no filters/colors were added.
2/08 Finalist, EOD

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi


Amanda J. February 06, 2008

Wonderful work. Macro work intriques me and this is a gorgeous example. #848127

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict February 06, 2008

Lovely image and colours here, Christopher.

Dominick #5452280

Tiia Vissak February 06, 2008

beautiful! #5452488

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 07, 2008

Thank you, Tiia, Dominick & Amanda! I actually think I'm finally done with posting droplet photos for the time being... :) But they were a lot of fun to shoot! #5457898

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 17, 2008

I love all of your drops on a CD images--must have been hard to pick a favorite :) Good luck with this--or any!! And thanks as always for being such a great Countdown host. #5652829

Kristy A. Keene March 17, 2008

LOVE This!!! Fantastic!!! #5652831

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 18, 2008

Thank you both, Nikki & Kristy! Fingers crossed... #5660805

Susan M. Smith level-classic March 19, 2008

Chris, this is a fabulous macro! I love how you captured the color bands as well! Best of luck with this :) #5662761

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 20, 2008

Thanks so much, Susan! I really enjoyed my CD-shooting session in late January, and was surprised to get so many images I really liked! #5667385

Elida Gutierrez March 22, 2008

A Big Congrats in your Finalist!!! #5677155

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 22, 2008

Nothing like a finalist badge (whenever they get them up LOL) on a favorite to warm the cockles of your heart! Congratulations on your finalist, Chris, and best of luck. #5677405

Pat Gamwell March 22, 2008

OUTSTANDING FINALIST, Chris! So exciting to get an award on your favorite! #5677472

Dr Silly level-classic March 22, 2008

Congrats Chris on this finalist full of color. :O)

Sylvia Rossler March 22, 2008

A big congrats on this wonderful finalist Chris :o) #5678364

A C March 22, 2008

congrats! This is brilliant! Wonderful composition! Love the colors!

Well done!!! #5678673

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 22, 2008

Congrats on this favorite finalist!!!
~Lisa #5678774

Lynn Haack March 22, 2008

Another excellent finalist...A HUGE CONGRATS to you!! Lynn #5680479

Susan Fox March 22, 2008

Congratulations Chris!!!! #5680555

Robert Baer March 23, 2008

very creative image. thanks for explaining your process. congrats on this wonderful image!! #5682618

Jessica Jenney March 23, 2008

Congratulations, Chris! What a gorgeous and creative finalist! #5682721

Cheryl E. Molennor March 23, 2008

Great month for you!Congratulations on this great finalist! #5683007

Tiia Vissak March 24, 2008

Congratulations! #5686736

Katarina Mansson March 24, 2008

Love the comp, colors, detail and abstract nature of this picture. Congratulations and good luck next! #5686820

Gail Vitikacs level-classic March 24, 2008

Terrific results Chris! Congratulations again and again and again! LOL! #5688047

Daniella Puente March 24, 2008

Excellent and very cool image Chris, congrats on the finalist! #5688402

Shawn Jennings level-classic March 24, 2008

Fantastic, Chris! Congratulations on your finalist! #5690548

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 24, 2008

Many thanks, folks! This was my favorite of February's entries, and it is always a treat to have a favorite "liked" by the BP Judges, too! #5691789

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 27, 2008

Excellent colors and design on your beautiful finalist Chris. Congratulations! #5707834

Susan M. Hembree level-classic March 27, 2008

Wonderful colors and design elements, Chris, in this marvelous finalist! Again, congratulations! #5708202

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 28, 2008

Thank you both, Donna & Sue! #5710447

Don Johnson level-deluxe March 28, 2008

Love the colors associated with this image. You are extremely creative! #5711017

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 28, 2008

Thank you Don... this was a very fun, fruitful session, exploring the droplets on a CD! This one is probably my favorite, from about 10 "favorite" images that came out of that. #5712391

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