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Candy abstract
« on: April 18, 2017, 11:01:16 AM »
What I like about photography competitions at the local club is that taking up the challenge can really make you think of new ways of looking at a subject. Inspired by a photo I found online I set about trying to recreate it, and it wasn't as easy as you'd think.

This is a liquid drop on a sheet of glass above a bowl of candy - my wife thinks it looks 1960s-style pretty trippy.




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Candy abstract
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Re: Candy abstract
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 11:10:17 AM »
Cool shot.

Could also have been done digitally with a 'regular' shot of the bowl of candy, a few layers with offset circular crops and distort > spherize, over the image with blur applied for the background. 
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Re: Candy abstract
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 11:21:35 AM »
Cool shot.

Thanks.

Could also have been done digitally with a 'regular' shot of the bowl of candy, a few layers with offset circular crops and distort > spherize, over the image with blur applied for the background.
I realise that, smart-ass  ;D. But it was fun was working out which liquid worked best and the relative bowl-glass-camera distances.


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Re: Candy abstract
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 11:30:26 AM »
Nice! Sounds fun! :)

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Re: Candy abstract
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 02:56:00 PM »
Very cool. So, what liquid worked best?
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Re: Candy abstract
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 04:07:04 PM »
After trying water ad nauseam I realised I needed the liquid to bead up and make a better lens, so I tried a couple of polishes (car wax makes water 'bead' but mucks up the glass, contact lens solution has wetting agents so does the opposite) I realised glycerine is just the thing. You can buy that from pharmacies or supermarkets under baking ingredients.

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Re: Candy abstract
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 05:05:24 PM »
Makes sense, and explains the bubble in the bottom center droplet.
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Re: Candy abstract
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 05:29:01 PM »
...and explains the bubble in the bottom center droplet.

I wondered about that.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, DR, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Candy abstract
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 06:03:04 PM »
I thought about taking that one out  but thought it added an interesting variation.  I was more concerned about the imperfections of the top two

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Re: Candy abstract
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017, 06:29:28 PM »
Cool picture. Nicely done.   :)

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