Limits by grizzlysghost

Limits

Test yours.

I am sure I only revisit water-drop shots to remind myself how mind-numbingly tedious it can be! No water-crown-on-daisy today, but like many of my projects it migrated into a shot I rather favor anyway. I will eventually improve on this old shot of mine: http://365project.org/grizzlysghost/365/2012-03-13

Background is crumpled up foil (the kind you wrap your food in), crumpled then laid flat on a cutting board and propped up behind the display as a backdrop; I find crumpled tinfoil makes wonderful bokeh because you can then flash any color of light at it to get different results. Daisy is secured in a lump of clay, also wrapped in foil.

Lighting provided by an off-camera diffused flash I'm holding in my hand to the left of the daisy.

Please kindly view large if you get the chance :)

PP 15 June 2013:
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g349/GrizzlysGhost/ScreenShot2013-06-15at15735PM_zpsbcfd8f2b.png

T20, #5, Week 158, 21 June 2013
Love this! A FaV!
June 15th, 2013  
A wonderful execution
June 15th, 2013  
WOW! That's all I can really say. Wow!
June 15th, 2013  
Gorgeous :)
June 15th, 2013  
Love it! Fav.
June 15th, 2013  
Amazing - a fav!
June 15th, 2013  
Nia
FFF - freakin fabulous fav!
June 15th, 2013  
Imaginative as usual. Nice setup with interesting droplets and golden light.
June 15th, 2013  
The copper shades in this picture are particularly beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial - it worked so well here! fav
June 15th, 2013  
I really like the bokeh background
June 15th, 2013  
Wow! The lengths you go to! Amazing results!
June 15th, 2013  
Wonderful. I appreciate so much your explanations. Another fav from me
June 15th, 2013  
bokeh to the max!
June 15th, 2013  
TC
Great image...thanks for the explanation too, I may have to test my limits! Fav
June 15th, 2013  
Great droplets and bokeh! Wonderful shot!
June 15th, 2013  
another great shot!
June 15th, 2013  
Cool shot! Thanks for the tinfoil tip. I'm going to remember that!
June 15th, 2013  
your spot on with the foil idea. I must try this one day. If I am honest I find the tin foil on the bottom of the daisy a little distracting. I would love to see it cropped out and just the daisy and strem in view. Thats just my opinion. Hope you dont mind. Amazing shot out the daisy and bokeh though
June 15th, 2013  
Fabulous!
June 15th, 2013  
Outstanding.
June 15th, 2013  
awesome shot! love the effect of the water and the lighting!
June 15th, 2013  
It is a wonderful shot and thank you for sharing this with us, it helps me making ideas
June 15th, 2013  
Rob
Awesome!
June 15th, 2013  
Reminds me of when I was doing this shot way back near the beginning of my project.. Its not an easy thing to do for sure.. Took me ages.. and I don't intend to try again.. yet.. Bravo :)
June 15th, 2013  
this is awesome-a little bit of everything fav
June 15th, 2013  
Beautiful. And thank you for the explanation to go with it. Something I have yet to try on 365 is the good ol' water crown :)
June 15th, 2013  
Beautiful shot and the description of how you did it is very helpful. I would never have thought of using tin foil for a backdrop but I wil now.
June 15th, 2013  
Beautiful shot!
June 15th, 2013  
An instant fav, love the bokeh too!
June 15th, 2013  
Once again your creativity astounds me beyond belief!!
June 15th, 2013  
Beautifully done and thanks for the tips!
June 15th, 2013  
Awesome capture. fav
June 15th, 2013  
Really a fantastic shot! FAV
June 15th, 2013  
gorgeous
June 15th, 2013  
Brilliant capture!! Fav!!
June 15th, 2013  
fav. the bokeh king is back
June 15th, 2013  
That is just gorgeous. Well done!
June 15th, 2013  
beautiful Aaron the bokeh transforms it
June 15th, 2013  
Jo
It's beautiful Aaron, really love it. Fav.
June 16th, 2013  
Sue
Thank so much for the information, Aaron! Patience is a virtue they tell me ... you seem to have it in spades. :P
June 16th, 2013  
Beautiful!
June 16th, 2013  
Wonderful capture. Love the bokeh
June 16th, 2013  
Wow. Looks like daisy shaking up the splash good.
June 16th, 2013  
Bokeh beautiful!
June 16th, 2013  
Instant fav! Love this.
June 16th, 2013  
Fantastic shot! Love the effects. FAV!
June 16th, 2013  
Wow! Fascinating commentary and fabulous creation! You made quite an investment with beautiful results! Fav!
June 16th, 2013  
Amazing - wow
June 16th, 2013  
amazing shot.
June 16th, 2013  
Thanks for the info on how you accomplished this I could have used it yesterday for my background on photo I did instead of using a curtain Definitely going to try this
June 16th, 2013  
Fantastically beautiful capture & thanks for the method info .used A fav & a follow
June 16th, 2013  
Instant fav! Thanks for your explanation of the shot! :)
June 16th, 2013  
Amy
beautiful
June 17th, 2013  
You just amaze me!! Found this one on the P.P. !! Not surprised! It jumped right out at me! Thank you for telling us how you did this...although i would love to try it..i do not usually like to copy someone's original work! But food for thought! :) FAV!
June 17th, 2013  
Awesome... I like it better than your other one you linked ;) So glad to see someone else uses a cutting board to hold up backgrounds lol. Fav for this :)
June 17th, 2013  
I saw the thumbnail and fully expected to find Bennett doing the wet-dog-shake! - I think I like this for it's wildness - almost in preference to the structured beauty of a watercrown - Fav
June 17th, 2013  
Anu
wow faved............
June 18th, 2013  
Fave for me, Aaron. The foil idea is great - I will have to try that. I don't ever do much with lighting as I'm generally taking pics outside, but I will have to venture there at some point LOL. Thanks for all the helpful info!
June 18th, 2013  
oh wow this is great and you make it sound so simple and interesting,
June 18th, 2013  
Excellent touch with the background :D
June 21st, 2013  
Beautiful and on the TT too. Well done
June 21st, 2013  
Congrats on TT! stunning shot! fav!
June 21st, 2013  
Very cool shot! FAV. Congrats on the TT!
June 21st, 2013  
Congratulations on the TT.. definitely a FAV.
June 21st, 2013  
Awesome bokeh! love the tiny, in focus droplets! Congrats on the T20, Aaron!
June 21st, 2013  
Fav. Congrats on TT.

Thanks for the explanation of the setup.
June 22nd, 2013  
Congrats on TT - totally missed this one - it's beautiful! : ) fav
June 22nd, 2013  
Congrats on the TT :)
June 22nd, 2013  
Congratulations Aaron. Great focussing and bokeh.
June 23rd, 2013  
I missed this. Wonderful work!! Fav! and congrats on Top 20!
June 23rd, 2013  
Congrats on TT, superb capture
June 26th, 2013  
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