Wednesday, January 20

MJ's Drip

Contributed by M Jones

For my drip photo I used a black and white striped cloth reflected in the water and shot with the white balance on incandescent to add the blue.
I adjusted the values with a curves adjustment, pumped up the saturation, and tweaked the color balance. I liked the color and the shot of the water before it hit.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this picture. It stands out in other pictures and the lighting is amazing. It’s a perfect splash and I can’t stop looking at it. All the lines of blue are awesome. Great job.
MF - PHS

Anonymous said...

I like this picture because you can see the stripes clearly in the water. The blue is also a really nice touch. It looks like the drop hasn't even hit yet, but you can still see the ripples. I also love how crisp and clear it is, too. This was a fun project and your picture turned out great! :)

Rachel S-HHS said...

I'm very impressed. I love how you captured it perfectly in the air and how you used the black and white to make the movement stand out more. what you did with the color is great also. I really like it centered because all your attention is on the drip. fantastic!

Anonymous said...

I love this picture! Awesome timing to catch the drop like that! I really like the stripes combined with the incandescent setting. it looks like something out of a sci-fi movie somehow. Good work with the focus and filling the frame! Good job!
M.S. @ SPHS

Anonymous said...

That's a pretty trippy photo. The blue, black, and white all look awesome. I think you did great editing without tampering with the subject in the picture.
SPHS - JM

Anonymous said...

I really like this picture. I love how the lighting changed the color of the water and the stripes show up really well. I like how it turned out.

SR-SPHS

Anonymous said...

I really like this picture. I love the color of this droplet. I like the lighting of this picture and its contrast. It love how the stripes standout and the color. It looks like the water droplet is going the opposite way.
SPHS OP

Anonymous said...

I love the colors in the picture! and the stripe backdrop you used really makes the drip stand out a lot, but also the blue is a nice change too! And also great timing with catching when the water dropped!

Anonymous said...

This is a great picture. I like how the shot was captured just before the water was about to hit the bucket. The stripes look very cool they way they reflect and shape differently throughout the water. The color is great too, you did a great job editing it.

Anonymous said...

This picture is awesomeee. I think the way the big round water droplet is centered and everything looks really cool. I also like the black lines amongst the dark blue. It's very pretty. :)

TW-SPHS

Anonymous said...

This photo is from another world. The colors and lines are blowing my mind. The one ball of water also looks really neat and perfect, it looks like it is levetating above the pool below it. This is the best photo i've seen all year on the blogs. Great Job!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I like this photo. I like how you got the drop right before it hit the water. I also like how you got the little drop sitting in the bowl under the other drop. I like the fact that you used white and black striped cloth as the reflective background, and then added blue to it. It really makes it look like something you would see on a water bottle or in commercial. This was a really good picture.

Anonymous said...

I LIKE THIS PICTURE IT LOOKS REALLY COOL . I LIKE HOW THE WATER DROP IS LIKE A PERFECT CIRCLE. I LIKE HOW THE WATER LOOKS THE DESIGN IN THE WATER LOOKS REALLY COOL. yOU CAN SEE THE DESIGN ON THE WATER VERY CLEARLY AND IT MAKE THE PICTURE LOOK NICE AND NOT PLAIN.

Anonymous said...

The picture has good ripple effect it looks like a teardrop on a jello guitar. The blue and black and ripples look psychedelic. the water droplet in the air looks like a bouncy ball.
P.0.

Anonymous said...

This picture stands out a lot to me, the coloring of it, the designs in the picture, and just the whole picture. There is a lot of good contrast in this picture. It almost looks like the drip is reflecting in a weird way onto the water which looks very interesting. Great choice!

SPHS-AD

Anonymous said...

I love this picture. I really like the color of the water and how the stripes make it looks like there is texture to it.

Anonymous said...

This picture is really cool looking. I like how the stripes add a nice touch to it and make it look like there are more ripples. The blue makes it look really neat.
SPHS CL

Anonymous said...

On this picture, I love the coloring and the stripes. The blue coloring with the black stripes makes the picture perfect. Great Picture!
SPHS-K.U

Anonymous said...

This was the first picture that has really caught my attention and kept me fascinated. I am just mesmerized by how well done this shot is. Completely calm and serene like the water itself. You show the grace and peacefulness of the water perfectly. The numerous details in the water add to the whole experience. The blue and black really bring the whole picture together. Excellent work! A.M. - SPHS

Anonymous said...

This photo is captivating. I love the blue, and the black and white stripes worked out really well. I also love how the stripes from the background and the ripples from the water are, in a way, fused together. Very good job!!
-JBW

Anonymous said...

The color of this photo is so eye appealing. How you captured the single drop is so cool though I understand how hard that is to do. Using the drop as the main focus really keeps the eye attracted to it.
AML-ERHS

Anonymous said...

I think this photo is really cool. I like the way the blue looks with the stripes. The water droplet with it just above the waters is a really cool effect. Great Job!
DMP- ERHS

Anonymous said...

I love this picture! You made a really good selection for your background; it looks really cool. This drop is unique because you can see an actual sphere of water. I also like how the lines from the cloth make a circle that goes with the drip circle. Good job!

-MKM, SPHS

Zac C-HHS said...

Wow, this picture is really neat. Your process of taking this picture was a really good idea and the blue is a perfect color for this shot. Good job.

Jared E said...

I really like the coloring in this picture. the water looks so cool. you did great all the way around!

Dallas R HHS said...

This is a very interesting picture. I really like the exact moment the picture was taken. The droplet of water hitting the ripple adds a great effect and the color is very interesting. Very good picture.

Anonymous said...

I like how you took the photo before it hit the water and the color makes it look even better. The lines in the water makes it look cool.
AP SPHS

Anonymous said...

The rich colors and abstract lines in this picture are awesome. This is definitely more unique than any other water drip I have seen so far. Good job! MB. SPHS.

Anonymous said...

This is a great drip shot. I like the striped background you chose because it makes the picture look very interesting and like the water has many ripples in it. The deep blue and black have a very nice contrast. It is focused and the drip is a sphere which makes the photo eye catching. Very nice job!

Justin W said...

I love the motion of the water in this picture. I think the stripes in the water also really enhance the picture.

Emily K-HHS said...

This pictures is really cool. I love the color of the blue and the pattern in the water looks good too. Nice job at capturing the water droplet. Great Job!

Madeline E said...

The clarity of this shot is amazing! I love how vibrant the blue is and how defined the ripples are. Great job.

KR said...

I really like this picture. I love the design because they stand out really well. I also like how you got the water drop in the air and one dropping into the water.

Anonymous said...

I like this picture because the black and blue of the water makes the whole shot pop. It must have been hard to capture the water droplet in mid air like that but you did a very good job. The picture isn’t to dark and not to light either.
-KD,ERHS

Anonymous said...

This picture is really well done. The color use of the bright blue and the black allows the photo to be really vivid. By filling the frame the photo becomes more effective in showing the details of a water drop. The rule of thirds is effective because the water drop is the focal point and it sightly higher than the direct middle which enhances the photo. Well DOne!

Anonymous said...

This shot is so amazing! Our class tried the same thing and this is the best I have ever seen a student do. I love the color and the pattern with in the water. The lighting is also really cool—I it’s not to dark and not to light. I also really like the simplicity of the drop. It is really remarkable how you were able to capture on perfect drop of water hovering over the puddle. I am really jealous, but good job.
-JNB ERHS

Victoria D. ERHS said...

This picture looks as if it was made on a computer! It’s not is it? The focus and the lighting is so amazing, it doesn’t seem real. I wish I was there when you took this picture, just to see how you did this. VD-ERHS

Anonymous said...

I like the sharp contrast between the clarity of the blues and the darker pits of the black. It is a nice juxtaposition of the two colors,and it also enhances the shape of the water droplet.
JCS SPHS

Anonymous said...

This picture is great. The lighting is very unique. The shades of blue make it seem like it is rippling.
sphs M.R.M.

Ali said...

I like the color and saturated hue of the water, and also the reflection of the stripes in the water-- both give it a lot of movement. I also like the symmetry of the shot itself, it makes for a nice composition. -SPHS A.H.