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Locked in Lilac by Photosbykev Locked in Lilac by Photosbykev
Canon 40D and 100mm macro lens, full frame image
2 x 580Ex flash guns used for illumination
1/20 sec@ f11 iso 100

Water droplets delivered via a Stopshot controlled solenoid valve. Camera and flashes triggered by a IR beam and StopShot programmable trigger.

580Ex @ 1/64 with snoot on the right aimed at the background with a lilac filter.
580Ex @ 1/64 with snoot and red gel aimed at the droplet from the left.
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:iconmeleesonic32x:
MeleeSonic32X Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Like the flower blooming in the ocean, just as the sun sets one last time.

I love this ^.^
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ColourburstTEY Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing! :D (Big Grin) How did you do it? I love working with liquids and the shapes that they make but it is never even close to this calabre.
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JusticeDr Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
That is incredible. :clap:
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RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is an awesome shot!
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pchala Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Fantastic.......
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darkalfar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
imaginative and distinctive style which is so important if you are going to stand out. This is a wonderful piece of art and if were richer would love to see hanging upon my wall. great work.
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Jollyoldgeezer Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Now you're just showing of. :D Amazing shot!
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otas32 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is perfect :)
I was wondering about these double splash shots inside a bubble.
Do you blow a bubble first and then allow for the drops to fall?
How many drops would you say does it take to burst the bubble? :D
I feel like trying this out :)
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
If you put the smallest amount of bubble liquid into the droplet water the main bubble seems to survive for a couple of attempts. Just blow a bubble and then position it under the droplet nozzle.

Normally I would have one attempt and then pop the bubble and clear the water surface of any smaller bubbles and then try again
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otas32 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
that's a lot of work! I tried with regular dish washer liquid detergent, the bubbles where too weak and I didn't actually blow them on the surface but just let them fall. They popped on contact with the surface :)
Thanks for the tips!
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
How the heck did you get the bubble around the drop??? that is AWESOME! :omg:
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:iconarwenarts:
ArwenArts Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Awesome capture! This is astonishing :wow:
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:iconsun-seeker:
Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
What can I say? Have you read Stephen Kings the Dome? I'm guessing yes.
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abysswater Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Isn't water or grape juice?
A bit reddish..
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It's just clear water, the lighting gives the colour
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pabloalmeidaff9 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
WOOOOW!! How did you make a drop inside a bubble?! O_O
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nadav-y Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Hi there !

I've featured your work in my Journal here - [link]

keep on your good work , creating fine pictures :)
have a nice day,
N.
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Shumbuckphotography Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
this is truly amazing! bravo! :)
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:iconannytex:
AnnyTex Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Very beautiful!
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martawolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student General Artist
An absolutely perfect shot. I love the lighting, and focus. My camera would have never caught this. I would have caught the tail end of the splash, and the ripple.
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Darkroom317 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Great work
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RattyCat Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! What an amazing picture.
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:iconv0ri:
v0ri Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
this is the coolest shot i`ve ever saw!
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:iconzsoly:
zsoly Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Hello! Featured here:[link]
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aimforthefloor Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
brilliant! seen a fair ammount of droplet pics but this is the coolest. looks almost impossible :D
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xxcaramelxx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing :)
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ReachingFlames Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Woah, I would like to see your set-up :)

Great job, it takes many skills and tries...
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
my current setup is here [link]
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ReachingFlames Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Oh thank you very much, fast reaction
Your drops are still amazing me, when looking to your setup I think this helps you a lot. Smart things you are using and smart you are yourself for making such a setup! :)
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
the set up allows me to concentrate on the lighting rather than the getting the droplets lol
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ReachingFlames Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
yeah, well I was thinking about that little machine dropping the drops :)
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xxinfinitedreamsxx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
absolutely stunning! great capture :clap:
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AFantasticIdea Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
fantastic! :)
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DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Now THAT's a standout waterdrop shot. :faint:
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CaryM Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Student Photographer
hey there!:giggle:
your artwork has been featured here [link] :clap:

how did you get these bubble around the drops? :aww:
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
just blow a bubble and let it settle on the water
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PoetryMan1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
*wonders about the little parts of life*...


that's amazing!!
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:iconrolomie:
Rolomie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
unbelievably beautiful
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Sortvind Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
this piece is featured here: [link] :heart:
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:iconmmariana:
mmariana Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
That is a masterpiece ,,, wow
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:iconh4uz:
H4uz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Amazing work, Sir!
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LadyXaniver Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Writer
almost surreal in colour and perfection. wow!
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CAROLINA-1986 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
WOW!
SO Amazing !
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btvslauu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student Photographer
WOW! AMAZING!
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ChublingV Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Beautifull!!!!!!!!!<3
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:iconminoar:
Minoar Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Great idea, great foto![link]
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:iconmtribal:
mtribal Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
stunning!
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SpiderRat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
It looks like a little alien is smiling in a UFO. :3
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a beautiful shape and a very cool capture. well done!
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Annarigby Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Wow it's a stunner! <3
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