Cd Drops

Such a mad day yesterday - why I thought the holidays might be relaxing I don't know! George massacred a CD for a school project and I kept this little bit as seemed so colourful. I understand about light refraction and rainbows, just not how it applies to the surface of a cd!
Took this first thing today - loving the colours and shine and thinking I should grab a shot quickly - knowing it will be even more manic than yesterday..

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my Coco's cat's eyes..in all the chaos it is lovely to find friendly messages! :)
Excellent photo - you could put it in 'april abstract' :)
posted April 4th, 2012  
@boogie Thanks! Um... what is an abstract exactly?! Didn't realise I'd done one!! I've found the discussion and added the link, should I post it on the thread as well?
posted April 4th, 2012  
Nice rainbow colours... I like the breaks too... they're really sharp :)
posted April 4th, 2012  
Wiki says that "Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world."

So, I'd say anything which looks arty but doesn't have obvious shape/form is an abstract! :)
posted April 4th, 2012  
great composition, the colours are amazing. Thanks for all your comments Phil I dont always get the time to reply xx
posted April 4th, 2012  
That is SO cool!
posted April 4th, 2012  
Very clever idea
posted April 4th, 2012  
Cool shot
posted April 4th, 2012  
haha that cd sure looks massacred! they always reflect wonderful rainbow colors, i too wonder why that is.
posted April 4th, 2012  
that's pretty - those droplets on CDs are always gorgeous rainbow colours - I did this back last September as part of some work with students, and one of them has just printed his version off as part of his final project.
posted April 4th, 2012  
Very pretty effect!
posted April 4th, 2012  
I was messing around with CD shots last year and used one for a rainbow post. I'm not sure why CDs have the ability to do this, other than the grooves of information on them must bounce light off in certain ways and absorb the spectrum in other ways which produces the rainbow. That's as technical as I can get! Nice shot and definitely a solid abstract!
posted April 4th, 2012  
Awesome rainbow reflections in the drops! Great composition and pov!!
posted April 4th, 2012  
I love it. That was very nice of him to save this for your shot.
posted April 4th, 2012  
Cool shot!
posted April 4th, 2012  
This is a fantastic new take on an oft seen shot :o) xx
posted April 4th, 2012  
cool colours and detail!
posted April 4th, 2012  
it's quite amazing how you can get incredible colours out of a broken CD!!!
posted April 4th, 2012  
love the colours :)
posted April 5th, 2012  
Zingy colours and love the droplets!
posted April 5th, 2012  
What a neat pic. Pretty colors and perfect drops
posted April 5th, 2012  
Those rainbows are awesome. I don't know what a CD would do that either, but wow what a photo it makes. Love the drops of water there too. You're getting so creative!
posted April 5th, 2012  
Cool shot - love the rainbow colours and the water droplets
posted April 7th, 2012  
beautiful rainbow, you are so creative to come up with these shots!
posted April 7th, 2012  
What a way of making something which is broken brighten and color your day. You are very creative!
posted April 28th, 2012  
@vokesy Not as spectacular as the link but thought you might like it :)
posted January 18th, 2014  
This is good, very good! Love the colours, and the sharpness!
posted January 19th, 2014  
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