Nearly Neopolitin

So I can't give up on the christmas globes.


This one was a leftover from Thursday.


A couple of pointless details. One, the jello ages and changes texture. I'm pretty sure that I could not duplicate any of my past shots.


More coolness is that the pattern of splatter on my colored background after the shot is organized in lines of different colors.


Symmetry baby.



  • Scott GrantSmith 6y

    Sweet! Love the patterns in the way the glass broke.
  • Alan Sailer 6y

    Me too. The other two didn't break nearly as nicely.
  • Delwin 6y

    Not only are the patterns great, but the lighting as well. Shiny on the purple section, not so much on the blue, with a tan colored section right between the two. I'm sure you planned it that way. :-)
  • Samuel Bavido 6y

    So how come we don't get to see the cool splatter patterns on your background?

    I like the different colors of jello in this one.
  • cmrowell 6y

    Some of my favorite patterns yet.
  • Alan Sailer 6y

    S. Bavido,

    I'm a snob. I only publish stuff that I think is good. The splatter is just splatter, its only interesting from a techie view.

    The few times I've sent people techie stuff, the reaction was predictable.

    It's human nature. You see all this good shots up here and get the feeling that everything connected with high speed photography is just shiny perfect awesomness.

    In real life is just a complete freaking mess. Image one of those old time spin painting booths at the fair. Now take away the guards so the paint goes everywhere. That's my workbench. There is always the smell of something cooking/burning because of all the jello/strawberries/whatever splattered on my working light. I spend 80% of my time cleaning crap of the backgrounds, the lens filter and the setup. I could go on, but...

    Pure glamour.
  • David LaMont 6y

    I like that the brass cap for the hanging hook is out of view. Did you shoot right down the center of the brass piece?

    We normally can't see the shattering continuing over the top of the bulb like we can here. It makes the whole thing seem more spherical. VERY cool.
  • Alan Sailer 6y

    I left the brass ferrule/hanging hook off. I wanted the pellet to have a clean entry, I believe that the ferrule would have damaged the globe by being driven into it.

    I may try filling some Santa Claus ornaments with layer jello and shooting them from the "top". Might give some cool patterns.
  • David Pearson 6y

    You've got some of the most beautiful high-speed shots on flickr. Very creative and colorful. And the addition of a gel (Jello) to the objects is a nice touch!
  • Boneco 6y

    surreal colors!
  • ...john 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Divine Geometry, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Joana Garrido 5y

    Absolutely stunning!
  • Duncan Champney 4mo

    This is a prizewinner in my opinion. The vivid colors, the pattern in the glass, the sense of motion from the splash of colored jello, the glisten, everything. Outstanding!
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