So the Snowflake-a-Day project is over, what in the world
will I post now?
How about the Earth, trapped inside a water droplet? One of the easiest concepts that's painfully difficult to execute, playing with water droplet refractions. Perfect for #MacroMonday
curated by +Kerry Murphy
, +Kelli Seeger Kim
and +Jennifer Eden
- view large
or your missing out... just like with the snowflakes. :)
The snowflake book project is now over 1/3rd funded thanks to everyone's support, and there is still a lot more to go! Check out the book project here: http://igg.me/at/skycrystals/
- for a $35 contribution you'll get a copy of the 300-page hardcover book when it's published, if the funding goal is met
. If the goal isn't reached then no books for anyone (and I go cry in a corner).
Now, this image! There are only a few ingredients here:
- Printed map of the Earth
- Whiskey glass filled to the brim with water
- Eye dropper
I have a special tool to drop water at specific times and amounts, but it was broken when I tried to create this image. My lovely fiancée and willing assistant helped by dropping the water drops and I held the camera and off-camera flash to get the shot. We make a great team!
The trick is timing, and without a controlled environment you're working with chance. The droplet has to be in exactly the right spot - too high or low and the refracted image of the Earth would appear incorrectly. We took a few thousand
images before getting this one.
No focus stacking or Photoshop editing tricks, just fun physics making a curious image. :) I took a similar image last year that is currently on the cover of Outdoor Photography Canada: http://www.outdoorphotographycanada.com/
( +Roy Ramsay