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Someone commented they would like a wallpaper so here it is. Another water drop into a candle, interesting to see the same trails on this one but you can see the droplet hasn't hit the wick yet. So my guess is the trails are smaller water droplets boiling off the surface of the main one and vapourising. Any thoughts?

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adstantes Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Very interesting shot, makes a good desktop.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi! I featured this deviation in my journal today. --> [link]
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michelesato Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful....

to survive just to see your art could change the title to:

light of life

hugs from this ecologist :hug:
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
new inspirations? brilliant! :)
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iKbinInaKatze Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
That's amazing. I just love the blue whispies around the wick. I know that's smoke, but they almost look somewhat solid. These candle and waterdroplet images are pretty cool too :).

~iK
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Manveru Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Awesome... Well done!!
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wilderBeest Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. Inspirational. Where do you get the ideas for this? :+fav:
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
just messing around really lol. I start with an idea and the idea just evolves. It's fun seeing where they end up sometimes.
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Caleb9849 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Excellent work....Set as my desktop =)
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Voracious-Vixen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
That's just brilliant :clap: :wow:
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ParvezAnsari Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
It looks awesome. Its an amazing capture :)
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cosmosue Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wow isn't that interesting, I love your experiments!
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DGAnder Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
My guess is the upwards draft of the hot air is breaking the surface
tension and allowing the water drop to disintegrate. Just a guess.
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Ai-shin Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Ooo, Wow. Thats purdy.
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Delta909 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Here is the screen shot :P [link] Thanks again.
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butterfly36rs Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
I think you are right... amazing...
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Delta909 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Thanks my friend the request was mine looks great with vist ill throw up a screen shot soon using it thanks a mill. :D
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Pagan-Inspiration Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great! I definitely have it as my background. :D (Had to crop it a bit though, a little too long.) :)
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FaMz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
nice technique! really nice :)
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CapturedCosmicDebris Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Oooooh I love it - I think I will use this on my laptop!!! Perfecto!!
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schuette Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007   Photographer
This is so awesome...
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meihua Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
fascinating..
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kezbabybabe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Fantastic, it almost looks like photo manipulation.

Always interesting to see your work Kev!
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sidh09 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
It seems so surreal!!!
Beautiful capture anyway!
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CrazyMonkey-Ben Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Have you tried this same setup with only the candle? The trails may be present even without the drop. But I suspect they are at least in some way caused by the boiling water droplet.

I am curious, how are you timing the flash firing to capture the correct moment?
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hiya Ben, I'm not seeing any trails from the candle when it burning normally. The timing is easy :) The droplet passes through a laser beam and this starts a variable digital timer. After the selected time interval the timer triggers the camera
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CrazyMonkey-Ben Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Oh cool. I have been looking for a count down timer with fine enough control, any advice, or should I just build one?
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
My main delay timer is an 'off the shelf' unit made by Osrom this has an accuracy of 1 millisecond so I can enter any value from zero upto days to a resolution of 1 millisecond. When I started on water drop shots a couple of weeks back I was happy with it but I've recently added a second delay delay unit based on a simple timer chip that I can adjust from zero delay to 1 millisecond this is in parallel with the first timer. The 2nd delay circuit allows me a very fine adjustment down to about a microsecond :)
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CrazyMonkey-Ben Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
Would you mind giving a circuit diagram for your micro timer? Is it based on a 555 or what?
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ParadigmParadox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
You might see if there is any difference between distilled water and regular water...I'm not sure how various minerals and other compounds in the water would effect what you see. And...cool shot.
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shadowed-light-waves Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007   General Artist
Amaaazing! :wow: +fav! +fav! :faint:

The sparkling water droplets, the wispy smoke, the fire -- holy cow! :faint:

A definite :+fav:. :clap:
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akumaneko Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Looks like smoke/evaporated water combined to me.

Beautiful shot! ^_^
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akumaneko Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
And the droplet IN the flame is absolutely beautiful and amazing!!!
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mattclaghorn Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Haha that's so crazy. That probably is what the streaks are! It's funny to see the droplet in the flame xD
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Calicolupe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
....-sets as desktop-

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^____^ Preetty. And thanks!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional
Theory based on what I know, the heat make convection currents in the drop, which cause the surface tension on the leading edge of the droplet to break down. Than material sloughs off the drop much like a comet orbiting the sun.

great shot
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ninazdesign Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
Cool :w00t:
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