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Blue, bleu, blau, azul, γαλάζιος

While I await with baited breath more entries in the ‘match the emotions to the sculpture’ quiz, here are some of my contributions to SlowPete [photoblog.com]'s “blue” theme.

I added the fifth one after the first 25 comments. Sorry, I'd forgotten I had it.

P.S. Answers to the previous post's quiz now up. Well done everyone for making me laugh.

If anyone is curious how the above was done, this is how: a macro lens, ring flash, sports setting on a 6 fps SLR, blue paint dissolved in water placed in a glass baking dish atop a glass desk with a spot light below (the orange tints) and a syringe clamped to a light stand. The hard part was getting the droplets to smile. I took about a hundred shots until I realised I was going to knacker out my ring flash unit.

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    • # Shell Smith

      I love the macro of the water droplets. Apart from the water droplet itself, pin sharp focus and depth of field, the colours are lovely. I keep meaning to try macros water droplets myself - do you have any tips? Thanks for your comments in the forum, btw.

      2009.05.21 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tim

      at least here I arrived in time to see 5 photos instead of 4 hehhee :))) adn I´m lucky, cos my favourite is 5!!!!

      2009.05.21 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lynda

      The drop shot is great whether you took it or not (my, there are some cynical people out there!). And unusual for you to join in a theme- maybe you are mellowing in your middle age!

      2009.05.20 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mel

      The last shot is fantastic ...... either you 'took' it from somewhere ... or you're even better than I've previously given you credit for. ;-)

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    • # Piyali

      Beautiful, especially #4--I hope it did not require too much patience to catch the drop!!

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    • # Jon Laysell

      Wonderful set. You must ahve been running around like a blue arsed fly to get all these good shots.

      2009.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      The last one is great - I like how the droplets contrast with the darker colors. How many times did you have to try to get that one right? Looks difficult.

      2009.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Alexandra Pechabaden(S)

      Did you really take tha picture number 5? My? that looks like out of a book.
      What I would like to see as a theme is "the most boring photoblog picture ever" theme. Post what you think is going to bore your pb friends the most. What woudl it be? What a great theme.

      2009.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ivan

      Agree normally crossing power lines were not appropriate for aesthetic feeling , but they really look great!

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    • # Brian

      Don't wait too long or you might turn blue in the face. #3 is my favorite of this set.

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