Water Drop Photography II

Background

I’ll start by saying that there are no Photoshop tricks in these images; the only adjustments done are for exposure/contrast and some cleanup of the image. All colour is from gels on the flashes and food colouring in the water. Here is link to an excellent article by Jose Maria Castelo on a similar setup to mine: http://mural.uv.es/jocasa/dripping/dripping.html

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  1. susielindau October 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    How do you do that?? Now that is fast film! So super cool!

  2. GRNDL October 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    They’re very nice shots. Its amazing how much they look like blown glass. Are you only taking that one shot, or taking say a hundred to get the timing just right? Thanks for sharing.

  3. mari wells October 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    These pictures are so amazing!

  4. Paula Turner October 25, 2012 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    I have no words…Blown away completely.

  5. millercanning October 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    absolutely stunning. we didn’t have this much fun stuff when i went to photography school. it was the “dark” ages. ;>)

  6. PSsquared October 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Those photos are stunning. Well done.

  7. desertrose7 October 25, 2012 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Looks like blown glass. Magic.

  8. howlandstudios October 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    How is the last one a blue funnel with purple water? Fascinating! 🙂

  9. vintageteens October 25, 2012 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    This is amazing.

  10. myritingboard October 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    My word that is beautiful.

  11. dreamzmedia October 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    WOW!!!
    The question now stands… “How did you do it?” 🙂

  12. treedog27529 October 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    These are beautiful! They remind me of hand blown glass vases. Delicate and so colorful.

  13. orbphotog October 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Too fun! Love the clarity.

  14. sjophotography October 25, 2012 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    Stunning shots. So sharp!! I love them. I tried this a few weeks back now but now im tempted to get the water pan out again and try again with the food colour. You have done an amazing job as usual. Thanks for sharing your great work

  15. Emily Day October 25, 2012 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the like, Patrick. I love your photographs! Your work is beautiful!

  16. admin October 25, 2012 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Totally amazing!

  17. Vina'sdeliciousrecipes ! October 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    How do you do that? These pics are beautiful !!

  18. dannahtan October 26, 2012 at 12:09 am - Reply

    No words! Absolutely amazing!

  19. Fashion Mayann October 26, 2012 at 12:15 am - Reply

    Bravo ! These photographs are truly magnificent.

  20. DoF@theinfill October 26, 2012 at 12:26 am - Reply

    This set are glorious in their clarity and crispness – superbly enjoyable

  21. annetjiesepoems October 26, 2012 at 12:32 am - Reply

    That is so cool!

  22. terrepruitt October 26, 2012 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Wow! Took my breath away. Amazed me! Just WOW!

  23. Jillian October 26, 2012 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Both photos are spectacular – but the bottom one is wicked!! =D

  24. Dip It Black October 26, 2012 at 2:21 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures Patrick! Always love your work!

    X
    http://dipitblack.com

  25. SidArt Photography October 26, 2012 at 2:42 am - Reply

    Amazing! :O

  26. petit4chocolatier October 26, 2012 at 4:20 am - Reply

    Stunning!

  27. emusupcycledgifts October 26, 2012 at 4:45 am - Reply

    I have never seen any thing like this. I coud stare at these pictures all day long. Wow amazing

  28. zeejewelry October 26, 2012 at 5:17 am - Reply

    I also see blown glass. I’m in awe!

  29. jcurtfernandez October 26, 2012 at 5:26 am - Reply

    wow!

  30. urbanstreethiker October 26, 2012 at 5:37 am - Reply

    Always stunning. Very nice.

  31. Storkhunter October 26, 2012 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Oh wow. These photos are amazing

  32. Emi Valdarquis October 26, 2012 at 6:28 am - Reply

    Hi! I have just nominated you for the “Beautiful Blogger Award” 😉 Here my post: http://screwiness-o-rama.com/2012/10/26/just-received-the-beautiful-blogger-award-wow/

  33. preppyandfunny October 26, 2012 at 6:42 am - Reply

    Beautiful! Very talented 🙂

  34. tiny lessons blog October 26, 2012 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Amazing art!!

  35. Jake October 26, 2012 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Great shots!

  36. Photography Journal Blog October 26, 2012 at 7:18 am - Reply

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  37. acrobin109 October 26, 2012 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Wow.

  38. Healthy Glow Nutrition October 26, 2012 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Wow! Beautiful shots! 🙂

  39. richardmhain October 26, 2012 at 7:49 am - Reply

    So neat, excellently done to perfection and that’s just from a waterdrop! Imagine if it is from a splash, hmmm… Anyway, thanks for sharing your creativity, patience and professionalism in making an awesome picture from a drop of water or two. You’re amazing!!!

  40. kelihasablog October 26, 2012 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Amazing… you are so cool… : )

  41. pimminderman89 October 26, 2012 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Ey patrick! what kind of camera do you use? The pictures are so sharp and proper, I didn’t see this in my life. I am huge fan of extreme sharp and proper quality photographs! Nice job

  42. evilnymphstuff October 26, 2012 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Omg I totally am in love with it! Awesome job again 🙂

  43. mindinterrupted October 26, 2012 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Water is so graceful and that comes through.

  44. Archana October 26, 2012 at 8:52 am - Reply

    simply gorgeous shots! i’m always amazed at water drop shots…and these are just awesome!

  45. Margarita October 26, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    How fun!

  46. dmilanova October 26, 2012 at 9:07 am - Reply

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  47. Heather October 26, 2012 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Like everyone else, I love these. I’d be really interested to see your set up!

  48. hiddinsight October 26, 2012 at 9:53 am - Reply

    VERY COOL PHOTO!! I can see why you stopped by my post “Falling upwards”…it was a very cool dream I had. This is what I imagine water would look like if it could fly 🙂 Very whimsical and mysterious. You have a gift for capturing more than just a photo. The world needs more artists who grab a concept and make it come to life. Good job.

  49. chr1 October 26, 2012 at 10:01 am - Reply

    These are very good.

  50. Barbara Backer-Gray October 26, 2012 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Incredible! I also didn’t know that water drops made different shapes. I wonder why. But I don’t wonder enough to learn enough physics to understand it.

  51. evandthecity October 26, 2012 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Love these!!
    Just purchased myself an SLR – hope to learn how to take at least semi-decent photos!
    |Ev xo

  52. chelseajin October 26, 2012 at 10:32 am - Reply

    The next step is getting some projectile photos 🙂

  53. LensScaper October 26, 2012 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Amazing images.

  54. jjotter October 26, 2012 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Exsquisite, Patrick.

  55. janeygingerboy October 26, 2012 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Fabulous!!

  56. trappedemotion October 26, 2012 at 11:28 am - Reply

    I love these photographs, how in the world were you able to capture them? It looks like a pea falling into a blown glass plate and bowl. Just beautiful. 😀

  57. philosophermouseofthehedge October 26, 2012 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Magical! The colors! The shapes! Like glass coming alive and dancing

  58. Karen Kubicko October 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Patrick ~ I love your photography even more now. Just beautiful! I am sure you took 1000 images for that special shot. Nice! I have tried to take a photo of a star-filled night like you have (in another post). It takes the right camera and a lot of patience to do your work-extremely fast exposure to extremely slow exposure. I can tell you have fun doing your work. It is obvious you found your passion.

  59. hhblogangel October 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    That is so cool. Water drops remind us of really, how small and perfect every little molecule of life is. Thanks for sharing such insightful photography, Patrick.

  60. yohannahu October 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness these are gorgeous!!

  61. viveka October 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Wow … they are stunning …. How do you do it??? Now you are using even 3 colors … very creative … the top one my favorite. Just love the shades …

  62. Katie Glenn October 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    That’s crazy amazing…really cool!

  63. Marisa October 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!

  64. jaelwriting October 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Amazing! Both of those Water Droplet posts are incredible! The colors are awesome.

  65. theplumpalate October 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    These are gorgeous. I’m also mystified by the differences in color. Well done!

  66. Anna Scott Graham October 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    I’m a colour junkie, so in addition to the stunning crispness, the hues are magical! I like the blue best. 🙂

  67. theb0lt October 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    I echo everyone else. Beautiful, rich, bold and technically perfect.

  68. mmadonna1 October 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    They reminded me of the old green and blue glass pieces I remember as a child! Stunning.

  69. davinakatesamaroo October 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    awesome!

  70. building1home October 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Brilliant. The composition is impressive enough but the color and clarity make this stupendous.

  71. girlswritingcrazy October 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Love these. They’re so cool!

  72. kbfotografix October 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    really cool!

  73. onthevector October 26, 2012 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking. Reminds me to slow down and truly “see” what’s around me.

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  75. tonettejoyce October 26, 2012 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    These are truly unique and beautiful

  76. cooking with audrey October 27, 2012 at 1:08 am - Reply

    YOU ARE THE COOLEST!

  77. amaeguerrero October 27, 2012 at 1:30 am - Reply

    Wow sir! amazing! I hope I can do that. Tutorial pls. lol kidding aside! that’s what you call pure talent. God bless 😀

  78. smallpebbles October 27, 2012 at 2:29 am - Reply

    Patrick,
    Have been looking through your archives and enjoying your sensitive photographic eye. Also, appreciate a bit of story-telling to go along with the photos. So many of the photos jump off the page but the ones of nature, friends and other people living life especially sparkle. Maybe “Canadian Hiking Photography” needs a new name? Your blog covers so much more. Appreciate the creativity and the skill…..all the best…..in peace, kai

  79. beautyexpressed October 27, 2012 at 2:45 am - Reply

    This is absolutely amazing. There is pure beauty in nature, but by far I have a thing for the sky and water! Once I settle in my own place I’m definitely getting prints from you!

  80. mshambainlondon October 27, 2012 at 3:07 am - Reply

    Mindblowing!

  81. Alessandro Guarrera October 27, 2012 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Friggin sweet! Keep up the great work; always a pleasure to see your photography.

  82. Ivan Matthew October 27, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    this is beautiful photography!

  83. Suzi Martel October 27, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Spectacular photography. Thank you!

  84. Yew and Yarrow October 27, 2012 at 11:39 am - Reply

    That second one is AWESOME.

  85. nakitaaudrey October 27, 2012 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Astounding, as always! Very nice indeed

  86. Maria October 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    beautiful, playful and stimulating!

  87. happyflowerwordzoo002 October 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    I seem to miss so much, so many mini-miracles, with these human eyes. These photographs tell truth of world as a microcosm. Great stuff. TTFN

  88. MythRider October 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    It doesn’t look like you are into award, nevertheless, I nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award. The post will come out Monday October 1.

  89. The Hook October 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    How cool is this?
    Seriously, this is incredible…

  90. Nelle October 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    very unique!

  91. tuliomoura October 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    You have such beautiful photos!!! Congratulations ^^

  92. Angela October 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    simple and beautiful, love it!!!

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  94. Aimee October 28, 2012 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Amazing….. makes me think of the book “The Hidden Messages in Water” by Masaru Emoto.

  95. Reproprint October 28, 2012 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Nice photos! What printer are youusing?

  96. Jerin Rajan October 28, 2012 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Excellent Work!

  97. choosemyway October 28, 2012 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Hi, I wanted to tell you I’ve nominated your blog for the Beautiful Blogger Award. I enjoy your beautiful photos.

  98. choosemyway October 28, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Hi, I wanted to tell you I’ve nominated your blog for the Beautiful Blogger Award. I enjoy your beautiful photos.
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  99. Observing Owl October 28, 2012 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Surreal. Beautiful imagery!

  100. ccsawyer October 28, 2012 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    OK I want one but I am sure I can not affored it. nicely done

  101. Thomas Delano October 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    I’ve never seen any Photoshop work look close to being that good…just can’t make up for reality. Great photos as always. 🙂

    • harrydlee October 31, 2012 at 6:10 am - Reply

      Agreed, the colours and sharpness of the image are amazing.

  102. Nancy Ward October 28, 2012 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Mesmerizing!

  103. sevilleestatesflyer October 28, 2012 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Mesmerizing !

  104. gFlow October 29, 2012 at 8:03 am - Reply

    OMG – II

    😉

  105. takebackteal October 29, 2012 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Holy heck. Beautiful. I’m putting Canada on my travel list…

    Best,

    Sunny and Take Back Teal

  106. Mark Simms October 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    They look like coloured glass…..these are awesome.

  107. Yvette Aubusson October 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Too nice for words. Well done.

  108. Dukooth October 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Dukooth.com and commented:
    Wow. Guys check out this photography. Simply amazing.

  109. Janice Sullivan October 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    These area great!! Very beautiful images.

  110. mhdriver October 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    This is awesome, I’ve never seen anything like this .

  111. Kjackson00 October 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    This is amazing!

  112. Brian Comeau October 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Pretty cool! Don’t know what else to say….

  113. belasbrightideas October 31, 2012 at 3:41 am - Reply

    Awesome! And I’m not one to overuse that word!

  114. pishnguyen October 31, 2012 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Stunningly amazing! A combination of colored glass and the most delicate jewelry ever created.

  115. 2bcreativeblog October 31, 2012 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Those are WOW!

  116. blackbook44 October 31, 2012 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on blackbook 44 and commented:
    Love It!

  117. Hardik Gohil November 2, 2012 at 5:05 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on The Way I See It and commented:
    Water Drop Photographr

  118. Selfmanic November 2, 2012 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Cooking Asides and commented:
    Too Cool.

  119. korpolfr November 3, 2012 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Both of your experiments in droplet photography look quite similar to plants, these shot are beautiful!

  120. Dizzy November 4, 2012 at 1:11 am - Reply

    Ooh. Fantastique! Looks like glass. OMGness!

  121. Dark Lady of Depression November 4, 2012 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Hi Ya Patrick,
    Me again, your friendly wordpress stalker. I wanted to use adjectives like, super, cool, awesome, inspiring, terrific, beautiful, WOW and amazing – but you hear that all the time. (We don’t want you to get a big head or anything. Haha, j/k). I think your art is astounding, mind-blowing (wink), electrifying, breathtaking, magnificent, fun, real, impressive, awe-inspiring, hair-raising, heart-stirring, heart-stopping and … hmmm, what did I miss? Well, you get the idea.
    Thank you so very much for sharing.
    Belle

  122. Kim November 5, 2012 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Incredible!

  123. danitacahill November 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Wow! Extremely cool!

  124. danitacahill November 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    And thanks for following my miracles blog!

  125. mystro November 6, 2012 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Simply gorgeous photographs!

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  127. benrolnik November 13, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

    wow… these are amazing!!

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  129. betsyborchardt November 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Patrick, So artistic. Love the color combinations.

  130. woodentaste November 16, 2012 at 5:31 am - Reply

    I love it …the rigorous discipline,the impeccable hue, the adroitness of the finish,the proficient delivery…it’s a YES ..
    Thanx

  131. Dionne November 28, 2012 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Brilliant!

  132. happycitizen2 December 4, 2012 at 7:47 am - Reply

    appreciate the ‘like’, u and ur talent

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