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Macro shot of water drops on CD
Lens: 90mm macro Camera: Pentax K20D Photo Location: home ISO: 3200 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F4.5 
Posted By: trev99, 04-03-2010, 04:56 PM

I was intrigued by another member's image of the same technique and was prompted to try it for myself. I was surprised how easy it was to do and also by the finished product which looks kinda cool to me and very different than anything surrealistic that I've attempted to date.

Regards, Tony.

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04-03-2010, 06:07 PM   #2
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That is cool. Thanks for sharing Tony.
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I love the spray of colour Tony any more say @ f/11 TFS

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Hi Cupic, I guess I could have experimented with different apertures but since I was really only "muckin about" I wasn't seriously trying to get exceptional images.

However your question has made me think about getting set up to do a serious range of different speed/aperture images using the CD technique because I have the equipment and now the interest to go further.

Regards, Tony.

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Interesting image Tony!

I saw something like this the other day, but with colour streaks as water ran down the CD.

Theres a whole world of abstraction to be found in those little pits of data!

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Great Tony, it's fun to do, isn't it?
Nice results!!
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hah hah. nice photo. very good idea.
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Very nice abstract - interesting to see the colors from the CD.

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Reminds me of a screen saver motiff
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Really cool idea. Nicely done.
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Original and effective. What can I say but WOW!
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That is really cool, I like all the colors that are being reflected by the CD and into the water droplets.

Well done,
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When I opened the thread I said wow out loud. Such a cool effect. Any more information on how you did it/set up? Did you use a flash or external lighting to a lrage degree.

I love the colours, I'm eager to try this out tonight.
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that is sooooooooo it
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Hi Plankton, I used natural light inside my living room by a large window. The lens was a Tamron 90mm macro on a tripod. I set my camera up for a 2 second delay and used a cable release to keep vibration at a minimum.
The CD disc was simply moved until I saw the desired affect that I was looking for.
The water was sprayed on from about 2 feet away.
Good luck.

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