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Post by mikec » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:14 am

Was experimenting and had seen a video showing the technique and thought I would give it a try.
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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:24 am

I think it looks pretty cool, they are all different, so it must be real. Stars in the background, Water on glass? You got to tell us more!!!

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Post by Psjunkie » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:12 am

Interesting, I'll go with Piet's guess......

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Post by minniev » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:14 pm

mikec wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:14 am
Was experimenting and had seen a video showing the technique and thought I would give it a try.Stars.jpg
You gotta tell us how you did this cool shot. I can't decipher the parts, much less the process.
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Post by mikec » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:12 pm

Can't do it today but will give full particulars tomorrow Saturday.
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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:55 pm

mikec wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:12 pm
Can't do it today but will give full particulars tomorrow Saturday.
GOOD!! LOL

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Post by mikec » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:07 pm

Good morning all. OK here goes.
Items needed.
Plate of glass. I used a piece of picture frame glass.

A way to support the glass. I used two boxes of the same height and supported the glass on the ends. this left a space below of about 9 inches.

Suitable subject. In this case I used a small scarf with white and red stars on a blue background.

This was placed beneath the glass at an angle. (Pure chance)

The drops were placed with the end of a paper clip and are glycerin. If you use water it will not keep its shape and just lies flat.
I added glycerin to taste. I bought the glycerin at Michaels art supplies. They had two kinds one for flowers, ?? and the other for cake decorating. I went with the cake decorating glycerin. (edible).

I then used my tripod which allows me to angle the head to look down on the subject. I would say about 6 inches from the drops and glass.

I used Aperture priority and used manual focus with focus peaking and focused on the glycerin drops.

My camera is an Olympus OMD EM1. And the lens was the Olympus 60mm 2.8 macro, (120mm Full size)

Setting was .5 second, ISO 100 at F8.

Needless to say I took a lot of pictures but this was the one I liked the most.

It was a lot of fun and I plan on doing more as I find more subjects to use.

I hope this helps and a if you have questions, let me know.
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Post by PietFrancke » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:13 pm

thanks Mike, glycerin looks like is on my Must Buy list. Keeping it's form like that sounds very useful.

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Post by minniev » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:53 pm

Glycerin? Never would have thought of that.

I recently got that lens and am still trying to learn it. It’s a little different. You obviously have it figured out!

Thanks for the mini-tutorial.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:30 pm

Fantastic! I used to have numerous uses for medicinal (edible) glycerin in the darkroom! But now that we know the incredibly detailed HOW, my next question is, Whatever made you think of doing it? We've all seen many, many really cool water-or-other-liquid drop-lensing pictures, but for some reason I myself never think of setting up something ubercool like this. (OK)
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