23 Jan

Day 22

I’ve been wanting to try this for some time now and my 365 Part 2 was the perfect chance to do it! All it is, is drops of water on the back of a CD. I moved it around until a rainbow of light hit the droplets to make a colorful explosion.
Focusing on water drops is more difficult than one could imagine! I actually had to put this on a tripod, set my aperture for f/16, and then put it on “live view” (where I can use my screen to take the picture). From live view, I was able to digitally zoom in on the picture, manually focus and take the picture from there. I even used the 10 second delay so the camera wouldn’t shake as I pressed the shutter.

All that for one picture! …..Actually 2, because I can’t decide which one I like better.

Linking up to Macro Monday at Lisa’s Chaos.

studio waterstone


Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Uncategorized


14 responses to “Trippy

  1. kateri

    January 23, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Wow, that is amazing. I would have never guessed what is is. I like the first photo best.

  2. karren hubrich

    January 23, 2012 at 2:30 am

    These are both awesome… I see why you could not pick your fave. What a clever and original idea!

  3. Trish ~ ♥ ~

    January 23, 2012 at 2:40 am

    sounds like a big set up for one photo ~ but so worth it, it’s awesome

  4. Carletta

    January 23, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Oh Wow!
    I will have to try this – really cool.

  5. Jaymi McClusky

    January 23, 2012 at 6:22 am

    very creative shot! love the colors you captured!

  6. ostranderblog

    January 23, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Macro lenses are so amazing… I’m glad all your time paid off these photos are very “TRIPPY!” ;o)


    January 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Fabulous…fabulous work!!! Well worth the effort ’cause the images dazzle the beholder.

    My post for Monday: LANTANA BLOSSOMS & BERRIES

  8. Molly

    January 23, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Great shots and a very interesting experiment. Maybe I might try that one at some point. You really nailed these pictures though so well done.


  9. Lori

    January 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Hi there! I love the pics and did receive your email yesterday. I replied but then today saw it’s a “no reply” email. If you’ll send me your name and email address, I’ll add it to your link and put it on the I Heart Macro list. Feel free to do that anytime you have trouble linking up. I just need the direct link to the post, your name and email.

    Thanks and have a great week!

  10. emily

    January 23, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Very cool! I bet that would be tough to shoot those water drops.

  11. Kala

    January 24, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Very creative shots. The colors are fantastic.

    Happy MM

  12. Gretchen

    January 24, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Your shots turned out wonderful!! Always fun to play with water droplets!! You make me want to try again. =)

  13. Peter B

    January 24, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Groovy shot!

  14. Ida

    January 25, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Wow these are fabulous! I like the 1st one the best. How creative and clever.


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