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Nature's Kiss | by Herman Au - http://www.hermanau.com
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Nature's Kiss

I was playing with water drops and food dye last night with friends and just couldn't get it right, and so I decided to give my expired milk a try this morning. Still far from perfect, but at least it's kinda cute.. :-) I picked this among the 60 other shots I took mainly because this is really so simple, but yet so much going on if you stare at it long enough, observing every highlight, reflection, shapes, and shadows.

 

The setup wasn't easy at all especially because I only have a 28-75mm lens, and it's much harder to control milk drop than shooting tap water drop where you can turn a knob to control. Getting a tripod mount setup was tedious, and the sunlight that makes the shot so smooth and well lit wasn't playing nice with the shadow of the tripod so I had a hard time getting this set properly. I finally surrendered and used manual focus on this rather than relying on the AF that refused to play nice last night.

 

On a side note, this is my flickr picture #800!

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Taken on March 30, 2007