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E.S. Crawford Apr 22, 2006 12:51 PM

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i've been messing with this shot all morning and realized finally that the original is

just fine on it's own.

water drops on a freshly painted mantle.

now don't tell me that your eye doesn't move ALL OVER THE PLACE on this one!

enough to give one a headache...

E.S. Crawford Apr 22, 2006 12:53 PM

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now check it out with a soft light filter.

buddhasghost Apr 22, 2006 1:29 PM

Very cool! I'm loving it ,even though this isn't McDonald's. :-)

E.S. Crawford Apr 22, 2006 1:50 PM

thanks, BG!

i'm glad to see that i'm not the only one who likes this shot, even though it goes

against most rules of photography.

this is actually the sun rise hitting a mantle i painted yesterday (that i forgot to bring

in last night :doh:)) and perfect little drops of dew.

i love nature, don't you?

i might have to "forget" to bring it in again tonight so i can try a few more things

tomorrow morning...


oBSidian Apr 22, 2006 4:21 PM


I like this shot a lot, and yes it does mess with your mind!

Nice and sharp too.

Only thing that bothers me is on the soft light edit, the drops towards the bottom of the frame have rather artificial 'halo' like things - at least on my monitor...

Maybe I need to back off on the daiquiris ;)



vidiac Apr 22, 2006 9:52 PM

Good picture!

You hypnotise people!:?

And also I cansee many little frogs having bright eyes :-) (in the second picture, especiallyin the lower corners ...)

oBSidian Apr 23, 2006 7:27 AM

vidiac wrote:

And also I cansee many little frogs having bright eyes :-)(in the second picture, especiallyin the lower corners ...)
Hadn't seen it in that way until you mentioned it, but darn, those ARE loads of little frogs with bright eyes... smiling frogs with glasses, even! 8):doh:

woah... makes it even more hypnotising.



VTphotog Apr 23, 2006 9:13 PM

It's an interexting concept. I would like to see it without the blown highlights and out-of-focus foreground.


E.S. Crawford Apr 23, 2006 11:57 PM

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here's another, straight into the sunrise this morning.

shot at 1/500, f/7.9, the highest f stop my little digicam will go.

the shallow dof may be because i am shooting in super macro.

the drops in this particular shot are about one sixteenth of an inch in diameter.

the size of the tip of a pencil, for reference.


SteveDak Apr 24, 2006 5:00 AM

I like these Scot - very interesting. Just for me, I find the glare spot on the first one a bit distracting and think itmight be better without it altogether?

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