Candy abstract

Mikehit

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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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neuroanatomist

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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.
 

Mikehit

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neuroanatomist said:
Cool shot.

Thanks.

neuroanatomist said:
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.
 

Mikehit

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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.
 

Mikehit

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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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