(178/366) Purple Hazard

June 26, 2012 - A camera, a bottle of crazy purple nail polish, and a white surface are a certain recipe for disaster!


I put the bottle on an overturned plate, set up a white backdrop, checked the drip rate, then turned away to set the camera on a little tripod. I turned around again, grabbed the bottle, and completely forgot I'd left the cap undone.


At the end of the juggling act I looked like I'd been in a battle with an exploding pen, and the pen won.


Where did I put the acetone?

  • SolanoSnapper 3y

    Yeah - sometimes easy isn't. I like the shot!
  • Free 2 Be PRO 3y

    So true...
  • Eva Somogyi 3y

    Great photo, even better with the story. Glad I'm not the only one with props flying everywhere. This is such a cool idea and set up.
  • Silvio Guala 3y

    great macro!

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  • Just Mom 3y

    LOL! But you got a great shot. :) Any photos of the battle aftermath? :)
  • Free 2 Be PRO 3y

    @Eva - Thank you. Life is never dull ;)

    @Marne - No, I was too busy trying to get the purple off my hands. MAN does that stuff leave behind wicked stains!
  • David in Derbyshire 3y

    Paint, nail polish all those things - peel straight off the thing you put them on - but spill a drop and it's there forever!
  • Free 2 Be PRO 3y

    David in Derbyshire Now isn't THAT the truth! I managed to get it off my skin with the aid of copious amounts of acetone, but the drops that spilled on my white background cloth are now a permanent fixture.
  • Tom Dicken PRO 3y

    Cool, concept and shot
  • Free 2 Be PRO 3y

    Thank you!
  • Spreng Ben 3y

    Gorgeous shot, you are talented and it really deserves Explore.
    Have a great Thursday, Cheers!
  • Free 2 Be PRO 3y

    Thank you, I didn't even realize it had been Explored.
  • Janet Brien 3y

    Images that make it onto Explore aren't always what I would consider to be worthy of this placement, but THIS shot is just fantastic and very much deserves to be here! WELL DONE and CONGRATULATIONS!! Very nice job!!

    Via Today's Explore at #221 on Fluidr
  • Free 2 Be PRO 3y

    I can never figure Explore out. Some of the shots that make it in make no sense to me either. But I very much appreciate your kind words. Thank you.
  • Alberto Giomix 3y

  • Just Mom 3y

    Free 2 Be See? The mess was worth it. :)
  • Free 2 Be PRO 3y

    Just Mom LOL! I'm not so sure about that. I tried to get it off my nails and I had to soak them and scrub them with acetone. The stuff stained so badly! I still haven't managed to get rid of it completely!
  • sure2talk PRO 3y

    Excellent shot. I had to smile, thinking of my flooded kitchen floor, once with water and once with an oil / water mix. Then my speedlight hurtling to the floor as I pulled the remote cable a bit too hard. Sad but true. Worth it a great pic? - well certainly not the broken speedlight.
  • Nicole Bruno 3y

    questa foto è davvero stupenda, anche perchè è originale!!! complimenti!!!
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Taken on June 26, 2012
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