Skittles, a plate of glass, and water drops

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david g Johnson on November 23, 2011

Spiffing ! ...Kevin.....your creativity goes from strength to strength..../...each water drop forming a mini magnifying glass......Most splendid....Dj...

Kenneth Kruse on November 26, 2011

In addition to the creativity you have an amazing attention to detail! Making my teeth hurt looking at it! I suspect that's not how the skittles landed!

David Brown Photogra… on November 28, 2011

I could see the skittle balls, Kevin but couldn't spot the skittles. Is this like my Kingfisher?

They'd all got knocked over?

This is smashin' and I agree with Ken that the attention to detail might be gettin' close to obsessive. Tha'd better watch theesen!


Cheers - Jethro

David Brown Photogra… on November 28, 2011

....... also, full marks for posting this one bigger Kevin it deserves it.


Kevin Childress on November 28, 2011

Dave, Ken, and Jethro,

Thanks for the comments on this one ... Kind of abstract, innit?

I set this up at least half a dozen times before I got this one. The water drops were a pain in the arse!

Note to self (next time): make the skittles fall in a diagonal pattern, raise the glass a couple of inches, use a water dropper that makes smaller, convex-like droplets (instead of small flat puddles), and go get a macro lens ...

Kenneth Kruse on November 29, 2011

I vaguely recall a suggestion of using glycerin as a modifier to enhance water droplets, can't remember what the glycerin was supposed to accomplish though. It also may just be a figment of.....well......what was that I was talking about....

Kenneth Kruse on November 29, 2011

But ohh the power of the internet, this is just the first of many returns from a Google search (check the comments)

David Brown Photogra… on November 29, 2011

I think it makes it more drinkable. That what the Austrians thought anyway!

I guess you could also vary the syrface tension of the glass - use liquid detergent one way and wax the other. Both will buff to a high clear finish and leave no residue but 'program' the surface.

The glycerin sounds more fun and then you can drink the water!



D.A.Alan on January 2, 2012

Just my 2 cents, i did something like this but used oil in a bowl of water with the bowl over a colorful pillowcase. The mind is a Great thing. Oyea, i really like this shot too. Happy New Year to All!!

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  • Uploaded on November 23, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kevin Childress
    • Taken on 2011/11/22 16:42:52
    • Exposure: 4.000s
    • Focal Length: 170.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/14.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash