Get pushed - refraction

I ended up with 2 refractions in this image - the "bend" in the spoon and the pattern of the backdrop in the water.
Attempt 2 - April @aecasey
posted August 27th, 2016  
Cool! I love the break in the spoon handle. Well done!
posted August 27th, 2016  
Fav!
posted August 27th, 2016  
Well done! Fav
posted August 27th, 2016  
I checked your settings again and saw you opened up your aperture. Did you use a tripod? If not, your hand must be really steady. My hands cause camera shake if I go slower than 1/80th second. I have found that by putting my ISO on auto that helps speed up the shutter. I always used to shoot with ISO 100 too, as my camera gets a bit grainy at higher ISO's but I did a workshop last fall that suggested the auto ISO and I do really like it as it does speed up my shutter and I almost always shoot hand held, as I'm a bit to impromptu with my photographs to always have my tripod. You might give it a try and see what you think.
posted August 28th, 2016  
Super shot and it works so well in b&w. A bit of a Yuri Geller moment here with the bent spoon.
posted August 28th, 2016  
What a cool picture! Fav!
posted August 28th, 2016  
Thanks again April @aecasey yes I did use a tripod for this picture and yesterdays one. I cannot hand hold for less than the lens length - I was using my macro which is 100mm... and as you know from the exif this was 1/20. I used to use auto, but I am not keen on the grain at higher levels as I do not know how to get rid of it or lessen it down in PSE so I prefer to keep the iso low. I do bump up to 200-400 sometimes if I have to, but for me, I prefer to be all manual so I can control all aspects of the picture. Most of my shots are flower or things that don't move much so I can afford to mess around with the camera and take my time. Thanks again for your input though, I really appreciate it.
posted August 28th, 2016  
Double refraction! Cool. I was reading April comments about ISO and yours about adjusting- Paint.net has a feature (which I am sure PS does as well) called noise under the effects tab where you can add or lower the the noise which is really ISO. I find that program a bit less complicated and intimidating PS.
posted August 28th, 2016  
Beautiful composition
posted August 29th, 2016  

This photo reminds me of my patients when they need to take their medications , I like the effect of the broken spoon , and black and white is very gentle on the eye.
posted August 30th, 2016  
Perfect!
posted August 31st, 2016  
This is awesome refraction!! Cool shot!
posted August 31st, 2016  
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