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Waterdrop


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F8, 1/250

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Wow.. Fantastic... Love the sparkle of light on this and the color!!!! Bravo.. Well done. Makes me want to play with new ideas..
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I second the wow. Great shot, but please a little more info on how you did it. What's that in the background? How did you light it? Star filter? etc...

Would have really liked to see the top of the curve.

Good Job!!

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Thanks for the comments. The background is a plate. You should be able to see both plate and the tap from the reflection of the water droplets. The top of the curve is actually the tap, which doesn't look very nice too me ... There is no external lighting, just the internal flash from the camera. The shot is taken handheld, with setting F8 at 1/250 sec. Manual focus with a +4 closeup lens.
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As everyone else has already said, this shot is amazing. The lighting couldn't be better, it is sharp, and, most of all, the form of the water is just so interesting to look at.
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What to say, I like it a lot, very simple jet attractive. But how about croping, upper part is choped nasty. No one mentioned it. I'd like to have it more prolonged in vertical direction.

Furethermore I'm very curious how Scott Eaton would comment it.

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Very nice. Wonderful colours and very sharp (!!).

The only thing bothering me (and not too much) is the arch the plate makes in the background.

Masterfully done!

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Fantastic shot. Can anyone see a glass man kinda like an Oscar, tipping a bucket of water out above his head with one hand. Maybe I look clouds too much.
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Magical photograph, beautifully lighting. I love the backdrop of the plate, the colours and the curves work really well with the arc of sparkling water in the foreground. I also see figures in the water but ambiguous enough to leave lots more to the imagination. Well done.
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I love this image, and many of its sisters in the same folder are also impressive. The only suggestion I have is that it might work even better as a vertical crop, which would focus on the waterdrop more and eliminate the bit of outer plate ring on the lower left.
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Nice job. I see the camera you used was Canon G1. Is this photo right out of the camera or were there some adjustments done in a digital darkroom (e.g. Photoshop)? It is still a great photo no matter what.
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"why does this Vuk guy think giving everyone a 2 would help ?? "

 

I have no idea what you are talking about or why you have singled me out. I rated this picture 2 for aesthetics and 8 for cleverness (averages to the same as 4+6 and 5+5, which a couple of others have left). I saw the glass "Oscar" and appreciated the originality of that, but the overall image is very kitschy to my eye: a combination of sterile lighting (as in product photography), sparkly water and a very recognisable, unattractive domestic object in the background.

 

As for giving "everyone" 2s, I'm not quite sure where you got that idea. I rate a lot of pictures and I like to use the full range of the scale: hence, there are plenty of high, average and low scores. I don't see why I should be scolded because this one has reaveled us to have very different taste. Should I go and harass the person who gave this photo (http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=276772) a 2 and 2, while I scored the thing 10 and 10?

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I'd like to see this shot without the top of the water cropped off so the arc of fluid could better balance the bottom curve of the background.

 

Minor compositional nit really, because it's overall a facinating and well done shot. The specular highlights and vivid background make for some nice graphic intensity.

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I love to see someone that does good creative work. A lot of planning obviously went into making these photos. This is so much better than someone that takes a picture out of a car window and thinks he's made a great photo. Keep up the good work.
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Very nice shot. Well lit, excellent exposure, interesting composition. The graphic arch of the plate as well as its color adds a wonderful dimension to the shot. I agree that the sparkle is "catching."

 

Bravo on the POW!

 

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Wow, Nice picture, sharp and nice colors in the background!

 

"a very recognisable, unattractive domestic object in the background.":Vuk Vuksanovic

 

I dont agree,

the domestic object just ads to the picture.

It gives the water color and shape!

 

 

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Alright !!! Its pick-on-Vuk week again! Can I join? Please may I? May I?!?

 

I got a couple of 2s from Vuk too and guess what it didnt affect my bank account, my self-esteem, or even my photographic abilities. ( I will have to send Vuk a bill for all my sleepless nights though) Isnt it just amazing that an infinite number of people can have just as many opinions. At least Vuk gave a distinct reason why he didnt like the shot and now Im sure that Malcolm Low will spend the rest of his life looking for a more attractive domestic background object just to please Vuk.

 

Personally I think the final result is amazing! Simply stunning to me! I really dont care that Malcolm accidentally bumped the trigger on his automatic camera while he was washing his colorful dishes. (ok, slight exaggeration). I believe that the fun in photography is in the experimenting and it also contributes to practical knowledge and skills which become helpful when the time comes to perform for real. I often place myself into the most unusual situations so that I will know what to do if I ever find myself in that situation again later in life.

 

To me this shot portrays the fun (sparkle) I look for in photography.

 

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