(That is a water drop?? Yes! Actually, that is after the water has dropped into the pool of water and then popped back up. Didn't you know that it does that? Lol- Well, I didn't really either at the time! )
The challenge was to use a macro lens on my camera to capture and freeze the motion of the water dropping and popping while staying in focus! A very important piece to all of this was to pre focus my camera based on where I thought the water would drop by using a pencil. So I dipped my pencil tip into the water in the exact spot where the water was dripping, focused and then locked my focus into place. Then all I had to do was start shooting photographs! Well, while pre-focusing, I looked through the view finder and thought that the red pencil dripping multicolored water drops was even cooler then the water pops themselves! Tons of macro photographers have tried their hand at macro photography water drops, but I had not seen many using objects in their photos. And thus, the macro water drop Series of Pencil Drops was created!!
The Original Pencil Drop
Pour Me Some Happy
Happy Drops Colletion: Macro Water Drops and Smiley Faces
Some of My Favorite Pencil Drops and Unique Macro Water Drops from my Water Drop Collection
Water Drop Photos listed from Left to Right:
Unity Drop, Patriotic Drops, Soccer Pop, Paint Balls, Paint Ball, Love Notes, Love Potion #9, Pour Me Some Vino
These photos and more can be seen at LONG ISLAND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY.
The answer is - no..they are NOT photoshopped. They are macro photography and science. I don't really understand the science part completely, google water refraction and you will have your answers.
And the answer is yes...I do use photoshop to clean up my images and crop them. And on occasion I have made one or two of the drops a tiny bit larger so you can really see what is inside. But the drops are real and the images that you see inside of them were NOT photoshopped in.
HOW do I do it? Well, that is another blog post for another day!
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