Special Delivery by grizzlysghost

Special Delivery

Each sphere is a small droplet of green liquid dye. In this shot, they are passing through about one inch of baby oil suspended on top of a vial of water. While passing through the oil, a thin skin is created around each drop, which slowly dissolves once the droplets reach the top of the water. Eventually, the skin breaks and the dye is released into the water below.

I discovered this technique through trial and error and have never seen it done this way before; I find that it is an excellent way to control dye release into a fluid of your choice. Remember, you saw it here first LOL :)

Here is a resultant example:
http://365project.org/grizzlysghost/365/2012-03-14

And for those of you curious about a size comparison, this is the vase I used :)
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g349/GrizzlysGhost/111of1.jpg
I'm so doing this & saying it was my idea!! ;-P I have yet to come up with something on my own...add that to The List lol. Nice one!
March 14th, 2012  
@tamsg4 Thanks Tams! :) Oh... and I'll sue... LOL
March 14th, 2012  
lol @tamsg4 @grizzlysghost I've not seen it done like this anywhere else, either, and I've done extensive research. (Well, I did some googling awhile back . . . just sayin.)
March 14th, 2012  
You are all to clever for l'l 'ole me! Will tuck it away.
March 14th, 2012  
@dolittlemd I was just trying different things a while back. Started with drops of dye in water which yielded some decent results: http://365project.org/grizzlysghost/the-projects/2012-01-15
but the dye dispersed too quickly, so I tried thickening the water with corn syrup with limited results. I then tried the dye in vinegar; again with mixed results (the dye spread even faster), so I wondered what it would do in oil. Since the dye is water-based, it sank in the oil, right to the bottom... but stayed in little balls until they burst about a minute later. So I tried the oil on top of the water, dropped in the dye a few seconds apart, and they each burst on their own, each a few seconds apart. I haven't done a LOT of playing around, but next will probably be several different colors bursting at different times to deliver their kaleidoscope of amazement (at least that's what will happen in my head... the reality will be a grey/brown mess probably... :))
March 14th, 2012  
@grizzlysghost LOL! Fascinating stuff! I, too, tried dye in water awhile back, and when it didn't yield particularly spectacular results (in my opinion), I moved on to creating liquid sculptures using a sub-woofer and tone generating software and then soon got lost in the surface tensions of different mediums (water, oil, paint, etc.). It really is fun.
March 14th, 2012  
@dolittlemd Very cool, especially the tone-generated images!
March 14th, 2012  
@grizzlysghost Thank you, sir.
March 14th, 2012  
@dolittlemd Cool color splashes! And I'll just pretend like I've never heard of either one of you!!! :-P
March 14th, 2012  
lovely shot aaron
March 14th, 2012  
@wardie Thanks Paul!
March 14th, 2012  
I love how you lit this. Awesome!
March 14th, 2012  
@tamsg4 Not a problem . . . . if anyone asks, I'll say I never saw you. ;-)
March 14th, 2012  
@coracollins Thanks Cora :)
March 14th, 2012  
very cool!!
March 14th, 2012  
@harley84 Thanks Katherine! :)
March 14th, 2012  
Jim
love it in b/w
March 15th, 2012  
@yentlski Thanks Jim!
March 15th, 2012  
Very creative and what great results
March 15th, 2012  
WOW Amazing idea!
March 15th, 2012  
Indeed....very creative! Hope you don't mind if I snag a couple of these tricks if I ever decide to try water shots again...
March 15th, 2012  
@digitalrn Thanks Rick!
@sjodell Thanks Sarah! :)
@niccitrent Absolutely Nicci, good luck!
March 15th, 2012  
very good idea!
March 16th, 2012  
@charlescellist Thanks Charles, it works very well. Usually, if I delay each drop by several seconds, they burst in the same sequence giving me several dye trails to follow.
March 16th, 2012  
Brill, cant wait to try this
March 17th, 2012  
@deano008 Cool Alan, can't wait to see your results!
March 17th, 2012  
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