317/365 A Splash of Rose [Explore]

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Fifth photo of mine to get Explored! Currently at #100!!


Check the comments to see the set up shot!


Now THIS is the reason why I bought that glass rose! This photo is actually going to be used for one of my assignments at school, but you know I would have done this either way because its such a cool idea hahaha. Now this is something I'm really happy about, I like the way it turned out, though just like a lot of things this ain't an original idea, I'm not that creative hahaha. This is my atempt at a photo someone else done here on Flickr. I saw it a few days ago while looking for a good example for my assignment and knew I had to try it out myself.


This photo is a composite... If you couldn't guess. The green stem and leaves are made up of 6 photos and the flower itself is made up of 11 different photos, so its a 17 shot composite. Another note to mention is the fact that this photo was taken upside down and I just rotated it so the water looks like its flying upwards. Well this was a fun and messy shoot, also an expensive one hahaha what with the $80 glass rose, I was pretty worried that it would fall and break on me during the shoot but luckily it didn't.


Strobist Info (before I rotated the photo)

Nikon SB-800 bare, camera left firing at 1/64 power

Nikon SB-800 bare, camera right, on the ground pointing up, firing at 1/64 power

Nikon SB-80dx bare, camera right aimed at the white blackground firing at 1/64 power


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  • Serena 3y

    wow!!! it's a beautiful work, really creative!
  • Veki M 3y

    this is genious! Did you take many pics while the water was dripping and put them together in photoshop? was it allways the exact same angle?
    I love it so much, you deserved that explore!
  • JayneLM, Flickr fickle 3y

    A composite yes but I still have no idea how you really did this. It's some kind of alchemy, I'm sure! :D Brilliant stuff. (Found you via Pinterest)
  • ♫ Lion ♫ 3y

  • Ethereal_fire 3y

    Can you give more explanation of how you did this? I really want to try it the technique!
  • Sarah Gibson 3y

    Love this soooooo much! Simple, stunning and breath taking!! xxxx
  • Varun Baker 3y

    Really amazing man!
  • Jim Goldstein 3y

    Fantastic results. Congrats on all the hard work. The detailed explanation is great.
  • Lola 3y

  • Lamia Al.Saeed || لمياء السعيّد ♔ 3y

  • rawan hassan 3y

    Fantastic fantastic fantastic
  • Donny Tam 3y

    superb shot!!!!! extraordinary!!! love it very much. admire you creativity! well done!
  • SiM@ce IM@ge 3y

    Amazing shoot!
  • diegopedone 3y

    awesome pic!
  • Jivanee 3y

  • ibaijia 3y

    Can you tell me where can i buy the glass rose ? thank you ~~`
  • chrisxiang888 3y

    cool pics.how can u make it
  • Karyn Cuglietta 2y

    clever :D
  • Pedro Gomila Carrasco 2y

    It's great! The idea, the imagination you need to do that, and the way you did! The result, amazing.

    I arrived to this image through the Chase Jarvis website. And checking your gallery, I see lots of great shots! Congrats!
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Taken on November 13, 2011
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