Water Drop - Red Water, Blue Water Drop Inverted

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    I took this photo using a bowl of red water and one drop of blue water with text print behind it. The photo was then inverted. Creates quite a strange and interesting photo i think! Its one of my favourites.

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    1. montaltone 85 months ago | reply

      Wonderfull shot!

    2. Mike Le Gray Photography 85 months ago | reply

      I just saw this on your photostream; it's a very interesting shot.

      You see a lot of these water-drop shots, but this one is quite unique, especially with your use of colour and the text in the background. I also like the (almost) perfect symmetry of the water.

      It's very well conceived and executed. Nice one!

    3. Illuminating Distractions 85 months ago | reply

      Thanks for your comment mike. I just wish i had a better camera to get more clarity in the water itself. And yes, i was quite lucky with the symmetry of the drop. took a fair for attempts to get a good drop heh heh

    4. hafdisjod(moogomam) 85 months ago | reply

      I will say that this photo is almost perfect, there is everything I like about it. How your technical and artistical run together in perfect harmony. Absolutely a fave and keep up the good work.

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    5. eepeirson 85 months ago | reply

      I've seen and commented on this photo before, so it's clear that it impresses me - the colours, the keen eye and the math of it are what draw me. I'm also drawn to this because it works, unlike many water drop pics. Beautiful!

    6. Miguel_Flores 85 months ago | reply

      It´s great, I love it, I like creative photos and this is a good one. I haven't seen the original colours, but I think with the inverse ones you've got an interesting tonality.

    7. dalinean 85 months ago | reply

      Strange how the highly unusual and unique becomes everyday. Harry Edgerton (the inventor of the electronic flash) was the first to do one of these photos back in the 1950's sometime. That was one of the images that still sticks in my mind after all these years.
      In the last couple of months I think I have seen about eight different and all good versions of this picture.
      Perhaps I should do one just to see if i can.....
      So, coming from this blase' place i was not all that impressed with this version. Perhaps it's because of the photoshopping, I don't know. I am a great fan of reality (as I percieve it) and this is just a little contrived for me.
      Hmmm.... You deserve better than that, it isnt a bad pic.
      Let's see, The subject is the wonder of the water shapes, is that right? some colour is added for ZAP and then inverted because that didn't work so well. Yep! Zap there all right.
      The black catchlights cancel out some of the 3D illusion and flatten the top waterdrops a bit.
      The written background lacks obvious meaning and to me becomes a distraction to the main subject.
      Just to make one of these shots shows great technical competence.
      I still reckon Harry's is better though.
      what does this look like non-inverted?

    8. cyrus_hodivala 85 months ago | reply

      I do agree with dalinean to an extent - This a wonderful concept that has been done to death in one form or another. Don't take it to heart because this is a very accomplished picture and a technical tour de force but in an attempt to set this apart you have almost over processed the image making it so surreal that I have trouble interpreting what I am seeing.

      Maybe if the text had some relevance rather than being random or maybe if you had been able to maintain some more depth during the toning then I would have warmed to it more - as it is it is an awesome technical picture that simply doesn't do it for me - sorry

    9. Illuminating Distractions 85 months ago | reply

      RE: dalinean & cyrus_hodivala
      Thanks for you honnist comments. I have to say that i totatally agree with you on most points. This subject is very overdone but i wanted something interesting and fast moving to photography that you dont normally see. I had to try the water drop shot first :O)

      My original shot can be seen on the link below and its a rather uninspiring shot, bad lighting, focus not great, background text is rubbish i agree totally and no thought at all went in to what the text said, i just wanted to try with a background and nothing much to hand. This attempt was a random though i had after work before i went to the pub so to say it was rushed is an understatement lol. I took a few shots, popped this one through photoshop and there we go so considering the original and the little time spent i was quite pleased. Cyrus_hodivala, You mentioned that it was a little surreal which is what i was looking for after i inverted it. Its not to everyones taste :O)

      Thanks again for the comments, and im not trying to make excuses for myself heh heh ;O)

      Link to Original

    10. Tsu-nami 85 months ago | reply

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    11. dalinean 85 months ago | reply

      Yes, this one certainly has the zap. the original has the wonder.

    12. Boris34 84 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Really fantastic!

      This truely *Artistic Waterdrop* was seen in:

      Water drop Artists (Post 2, comment on any 3!)

    13. bowtoo 84 months ago | reply

      Your choice of text is interesting - I expected something philosophical!

    14. Illuminating Distractions 84 months ago | reply


      LOL... no choice used, it was the first piece of paper with text on that was near my camera ;O)

    15. Marcos Arruda 77 months ago | reply

      bem bolado essa foto.........
      tá de parabéns.............

    16. backgroundsapp 52 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the submission! :)

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