Water Drop Photography

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:Β http://mural.uv.es/jocasa/dripping/dripping.html

I plan on posting some photos of my own setup and a detailed write up later this week.

By | 2013-04-26T09:07:50+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Abstract|0 Comments

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  1. elitevirtualassistant October 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Totally cool, as per usual. Well Done.

  2. arnoldthearmadillo October 23, 2012 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    That is extremely cool..

  3. myritingboard October 23, 2012 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    I like the blue and green one . . .But i like blue what can i say. lol

  4. curlymonkey October 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!

  5. desertrose7 October 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Wow, amazing!

  6. Anyes - Far Away in the Sunshine October 23, 2012 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    A true magician, showing us the impossible πŸ™‚

  7. Mark Birks October 23, 2012 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    I tried doing this a few weeks ago, with mediocre results. These are done quite well. I must say, this is not an easy thing to accomplish. Very nice.

  8. mamasheri October 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    I’m afraid of water drops….thank you.

  9. seebluesky October 23, 2012 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Very Nice!!

  10. Richard October 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    So cool!!! How’d you do that? Yet here I am, blogging about how to turn on a gadget πŸ™‚ Must be burst mode to have such perfect look for a split second event.. Nice shot, bravo!!!

  11. Walter Hampson October 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Not something I have tackled, look forward to your detailed write up.

  12. flujan October 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    OhMyGawd…. You are freakin’ amazing!!! Straight up amazing!
    ~Felicia

  13. amberafrica October 23, 2012 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Stunning!!!!!

  14. cantonollores October 23, 2012 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Nicely done!

  15. rena1021 October 23, 2012 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    You know, I don’t think I’ve seen a picture on your blog that wasn’t stunning in some way. Keep it up, there’s little beautiful amazement out there that’s so easily accessible. Thank you for making me smile. πŸ™‚

  16. rota October 24, 2012 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Fantastic shots!

  17. Anthropogen October 24, 2012 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Absolutely incredible photograph. I’m trying to imagine what your photo set up looks like behind these photos

  18. Anthropogen October 24, 2012 at 12:34 am - Reply

    Fantastic photos. Your stuff just gets more and more impressive with every post. Do you do any commercial photography?

  19. theoutdoortimes October 24, 2012 at 12:35 am - Reply

    Stunning!

  20. Dip It Black October 24, 2012 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Gorgeous Patrick!
    Love the green/blue one so much!

    X
    http://dipitblack.com

  21. colormusing October 24, 2012 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Every time I look at your work, I’m more amazed!

  22. Lu October 24, 2012 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Beautiful – the green one looks almost like a semi-submerged upside-down wine glass.

  23. Andrew Munro October 24, 2012 at 12:46 am - Reply

    Fantastic shots! I love the colours.

  24. Dr. Katerina Rozakis Trani October 24, 2012 at 12:55 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  25. pjgracecommunity October 24, 2012 at 12:59 am - Reply

    Patrick I don’t know if you got my message before but I’ll like to buy a picture that would be great for the front cover of my book . The idea must be like my blog , the book called Metamophosis.

  26. sukiesoriginal October 24, 2012 at 1:19 am - Reply

    Those are wonderful art-meets-science images! Setting up that sort of thing is a marvellous form of play that grown ups need to engage in a lot more than we do. Congratulations!

  27. poojycat October 24, 2012 at 1:43 am - Reply

    wow, amazing shots! πŸ™‚ love it

  28. Lou Schwarz October 24, 2012 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Amazing shots

  29. ramblingsfromamum October 24, 2012 at 2:19 am - Reply

    Gorgeous as usual. Thanks for popping in and looking at my old pics I posted. Not nearly the quality of yours, but for their day and we are talking 1800’s in most cases …pretty special. Fave – Blue water one for me. Well done Patrick very talented little pumpkin you are πŸ™‚

  30. sandistaton October 24, 2012 at 2:31 am - Reply

    I often wondered how that was done. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Patrick!

  31. jomaidment October 24, 2012 at 3:37 am - Reply

    Beautifully artistic

  32. Colin Crowdey October 24, 2012 at 3:45 am - Reply

    These are pretty immense! Love them, especially the second with the green flash gel! This stuff is not easy so kudos to you.

    Best – Colin

  33. Nirmal Bajwa October 24, 2012 at 4:02 am - Reply

    beautiful

  34. ramenboi October 24, 2012 at 4:34 am - Reply

    these are awesome shots!

  35. lionwomen October 24, 2012 at 4:55 am - Reply

    i really love this picture it captures the mind

  36. Life's Apprentice October 24, 2012 at 5:00 am - Reply

    Very clever and just gorgeous to look at. Well done!

  37. derikandamandagrove October 24, 2012 at 5:17 am - Reply

    I thought the first one was great, then I saw the second and I can’t stop staring! This picture is perfect, my eye wants to take in the whole thing. πŸ™‚

  38. ginplustonic October 24, 2012 at 5:31 am - Reply

    Brilliant!

  39. DeniseKan October 24, 2012 at 5:35 am - Reply

    beautiful!

  40. buckylb October 24, 2012 at 5:43 am - Reply

    Love the smooth pool of water in contrast to the active drop!

  41. Triggercell HD October 24, 2012 at 5:55 am - Reply

    This looks fantastic!

  42. Ginger Teppner October 24, 2012 at 6:00 am - Reply

    water like cream
    or paint or satin
    fertile territory
    for the drop
    to emerge

  43. marielacasegovia October 24, 2012 at 6:06 am - Reply

    I love how you make something so beautiful out of something so simple, really like your photos! πŸ™‚

  44. compostingwords October 24, 2012 at 6:07 am - Reply

    Looks like you were having yourself lots of fun when you shot these.

  45. icescreammama October 24, 2012 at 6:11 am - Reply

    oooh love it!!

  46. Ed October 24, 2012 at 6:14 am - Reply

    Very cool..:-)

  47. ocelot81 October 24, 2012 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Beautiful !

  48. angeladellutriphotography October 24, 2012 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Great shots! I can’t wait to see your setup.

  49. bubblytee October 24, 2012 at 6:42 am - Reply

    These are Photeebulous! πŸ™‚

    Spectacular creativity ~

  50. Jennie October 24, 2012 at 6:56 am - Reply

    I may need to give this a try!

  51. noblethemes October 24, 2012 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Very vivid! Excellent quality (as always!)

  52. bambusasolutions October 24, 2012 at 7:03 am - Reply

    The blue/green one is simply mesmerizing!

  53. aniketsalviphotography October 24, 2012 at 7:03 am - Reply

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  54. Jeff Watkins Photography October 24, 2012 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Love this stuff! Impressive. Will have to look in to learning this myself. Water droplets on their own is one thing, but to blend colours? I am intrigued.

  55. festivalking October 24, 2012 at 7:27 am - Reply

    Beautiful… I’m beginning to sound like a broke recoord I know, but its all your fault πŸ˜€

  56. 2ndhalfolife October 24, 2012 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Love it. I have a photo where I threw a stone into a lake to get an effect like this…

  57. raquelamaral October 24, 2012 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Ok I’ll wait to read your write. Cool!

  58. chalkdustfairy October 24, 2012 at 7:39 am - Reply

    that’s so cool.

  59. naomimgruer October 24, 2012 at 7:39 am - Reply

    So cool!

  60. artzent October 24, 2012 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Wow, what great photography! It is a pleasure to see these images. Thank you

  61. Agung Angkawijaya October 24, 2012 at 8:02 am - Reply

    superb!

  62. Creative Liar October 24, 2012 at 8:20 am - Reply

    These are amazing!!

  63. sojournersara October 24, 2012 at 8:20 am - Reply

    The color is amazing!

  64. The Economic Vegetarian October 24, 2012 at 8:20 am - Reply

    the blue green drop one was ahhhhmaze balls!! Seriously good job, you went back to the “old school” setup which I personally think is trickier and harder than photoshop.

  65. thatoldschoolgirl October 24, 2012 at 8:22 am - Reply

    wow I never thought a drop of water could be both complex and simple at the same time. A true of art

  66. lucpher October 24, 2012 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Very nice!

  67. Amber West October 24, 2012 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Love these!

  68. kenneturner October 24, 2012 at 8:59 am - Reply

    . . . love the technique!

  69. Dorothy Paula Freda October 24, 2012 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Fairytale-like. Magical. Thanks.

  70. kelihasablog October 24, 2012 at 9:16 am - Reply

    You just have such a great creative streak! I love these, as I always do with your work… It also reminded me that somewhere around here I am suppose to have a couple of different color lenses. Now I’ll have to go look for them. πŸ˜€

  71. Lorna's Voice October 24, 2012 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Bewildering!

  72. Ti October 24, 2012 at 9:34 am - Reply

    I really need to work on my photography skills. I took a class and learned enough to figure out my SLR but I still have problems with speed. These images are amazing.

  73. littlemissapprehensive October 24, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on that girl lyssa.

  74. littlemissapprehensive October 24, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    your pictures are so beautiful! I love them πŸ™‚

  75. beautyofsimplycity October 24, 2012 at 9:49 am - Reply

    I love water droplet photography! And these are really great, especially the colour. These are beautiful ^_^

  76. coolstevie007 October 24, 2012 at 10:03 am - Reply

    That is soooo astonishing!

    -coolstevie.wordpress.com

  77. jordanpeca October 24, 2012 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Jordan Peca's Place.

  78. mkmattias October 24, 2012 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Fabulous! I love it.

  79. thevisionoftheworldbyme October 24, 2012 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Great photographs,keep on the good work!

  80. Sweet Rains October 24, 2012 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Fabulous! My fave is the green one because of its shape, but and the colors overall. I also love the rippled texture in the water drops. Thank you so much for posting your work and giving resources and tips as well. πŸ™‚

  81. Photography Journal Blog October 24, 2012 at 11:24 am - Reply

    They are both well done, but I prefer the second.

  82. ShruTroup October 24, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Exquisite!

  83. David October 24, 2012 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Very cool. And, very impressive work and patience on your part.

  84. 4feet2mouths October 24, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Patrick, these are amazing. I’d like to try this someday when we get settled. Thanks for sharing.

  85. rustyjohannsberg October 24, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Awesome! Those photos are really fabulous. Every single pixel of the pic is fantastic!! You did it great!!

  86. Robert Boscacci October 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Phenomenal! Great work!

  87. vyvacious October 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait for your detailed write up to be posted later! These look amazing!

  88. Michelle Gillies October 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Stunning!

  89. whatsonyourmindmonkeybutt October 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Awesome!!!

  90. bluerabbit October 24, 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Beautiful work.

  91. Andrew De Witt October 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Lovely photos – almost architectural!

  92. rootedinmessiah October 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Wow!! Really nice work on those photo’s!

  93. naturesnippets October 24, 2012 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Absolutely amazing!!!!!

  94. Kimby Faires October 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Your photography is amazing!

  95. pahari.s October 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm - Reply

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  96. Gina Fava October 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Patrick,
    As you know, I love your work. But, as I’m writing a novel now that’s centered on water and aquifers, these really hit home. Great job!

  97. latebloomerbuds October 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    WOWzers! Margie

  98. bodhisattvaintraining October 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    amazing photos Patrick!

  99. Anne Bonney October 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Amazing

  100. Tammy J Rizzo October 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    I do love the intricacies of shape and form of water drop shots. Very lovely! Thank you for sharing these with us.

  101. sherijkennedyriverside October 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Especially excellent ones!

  102. Bashar A. October 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S πŸ™‚

  103. viveka October 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Amazing photos … art!!!! Fantastic job. The blue and green is my favorite. Beautiful.

  104. jennmillar45 October 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Stunning!

  105. talkavino October 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Wow! Your pictures are just something else…

  106. gmacris October 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Patrick your photos are amazing so beautiful

  107. petit4chocolatier October 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous colours!

  108. charliezero1.wordpress.com October 24, 2012 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    The water drops are just so breath-taking.

    πŸ™‚

  109. aklatpanulat October 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    These photos are splendid! Thank you for sharing them. Thank you too for reading my entry Disputatio. Keep safe.

  110. Payal October 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Splendid…!

  111. createeng October 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Awesome!

  112. Justine October 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Marvelous color and structure impact!

  113. soundbitesblog October 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    These are GORGEOUS!!

  114. Debbie Bec October 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Beautiful colors and symmetry. Mesmerizing!
    Thanks, for reading and liking my post.

  115. beckyfields October 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    it’s amazing what the eye can’t see on its own. love these!!!!

  116. closetartist1977 October 24, 2012 at 10:38 pm - Reply

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  117. Tom Gething October 24, 2012 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    They look like Chihuly glass sculptures.

  118. untetherednunbroken October 25, 2012 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Your work is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

  119. thetravellingcardigan October 25, 2012 at 1:39 am - Reply

    Just wanted to say thanks for dropping by my site, and stopping me from feeling so lonely! I’m new to all this, and just worked out how to contact people. Yes, dur. Your pics are awesome.

  120. evilnymphstuff October 25, 2012 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Wow it’s an amazing photo! Great job!

  121. gFlow October 25, 2012 at 6:32 am - Reply

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-!

  122. Merry Sleepwalkers October 25, 2012 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Wow, great job mate!

  123. jackiesayshola October 25, 2012 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Beautiful shots– I love the color reflection in the water. This is such a great perspective to take.

  124. Sherri October 25, 2012 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful! I’ve never seen this done with color.

  125. Mel Lefebvre October 25, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Hi Patrick. I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award for sharing your beautiful shots, and being a fellow Canadian πŸ™‚ I hope you will accept!
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    All the best,
    Mel

  126. 69falcon October 25, 2012 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Very cool,, really enjoy seeing your work!!!

  127. LensScaper October 25, 2012 at 10:15 am - Reply

    astonishing, particularly the second image

  128. Ken Marteney October 25, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Wow! That is amazing!

  129. kekeillustrations October 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    These are beautiful. I have a friend who is great at photography and she also has many pieces like this that others think have been photoshopped. This is really awesome. Always happy to see your posts

  130. everfirsts October 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Great pictorial background, you visited my blog amd i decided to repay the favour, thanks anyway keep it up

  131. dimples101 October 25, 2012 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    wow, you probably hear this frequently, but you are beyond talented

  132. iamvickiroberts October 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    I’ve worked in Photoshop for years and years, and I have to admit – what you do with your photography without any Photoshop work is amazing!

  133. amfp1007 October 25, 2012 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Love it!

  134. Rita Jannusch McKenzie October 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    I look forward to the information!! Fascinating photos!

  135. idontwanttobebad October 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    You are Really Good and I Love Your Beautiful Work! Thanks

  136. Resa McConaghy October 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    That is sooo pretty!

  137. reesesinstincts October 25, 2012 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    This is so cool and very beautiful

  138. Inge October 25, 2012 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Very cool, Patrick! I’ve shared your work of water drop photography to a photography group where I am in. πŸ™‚

  139. leilainparadise October 25, 2012 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!

  140. Tawny October 25, 2012 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    I love photography, and I really love these! Beautiful!

  141. Indhu October 26, 2012 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Superb………!!!!!

  142. petra08 October 26, 2012 at 4:01 am - Reply

    Stunning!

  143. correttasinger October 26, 2012 at 8:56 am - Reply

    These are absolutely amazing! The colours are so vivid…brilliant work!

  144. crisdiazii October 26, 2012 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

  145. Andrea W. Doray October 27, 2012 at 1:03 am - Reply

    Absolutely lovely — and intriguing. Thank you for sharing!

  146. hgjose October 27, 2012 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Hi Peter! Your photos are amazing! I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award. See here: http://wp.me/p6mNs-9K πŸ˜‰

  147. Robert October 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    I can’t get enough of these photos. They are incredible. Gonna have to buy some prints for my classroom.
    Peace

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

    I like this one even better!

  149. caseyvoight October 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Sha-bam those are awesomely beautiful! πŸ™‚

  150. nomusamh October 29, 2012 at 4:53 am - Reply

    How do you do the two colours? This is very nice.

  151. Mark Simms October 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Cool….:0)

  152. victoriasmami October 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Wow all your photos are beautiful!!

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  154. Anthea Joanna Varigos October 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Beautiful work – if you ever need a soundtrack for a portfolio let me know πŸ™‚

    Best,
    A

  155. never2late2change October 30, 2012 at 5:18 am - Reply

    Stunning, I have always been a fan of this type of shot – the color makes it pop that much more.

  156. babyboomersmusings October 30, 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Your photos are fabulous…incredible skill and talent!

  157. Carolyn October 31, 2012 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Those are nice! Love how detailed water drops are – oh, and the colors are nice, too! πŸ™‚

  158. planted oak October 31, 2012 at 10:38 am - Reply

    patrick…i showed my 8 years D the water pics. they rocked his world. πŸ™‚ –kris

  159. readinpleasure November 1, 2012 at 9:34 am - Reply

    wow

  160. Hardik Gohil November 2, 2012 at 5:04 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on The Way I See It and commented:
    Some superb work with Camera

  161. Fiammetta Laville November 2, 2012 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Amazing… no other word…

  162. Kim November 5, 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Incredible!

  163. sourcookies November 6, 2012 at 1:11 am - Reply

    Extraordinary photos!

  164. joshblakeart November 6, 2012 at 4:04 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on ∞.

  165. Shmuel Browns November 12, 2012 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Wow, impressive. The images are reminiscent of Chihuly glass.

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