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a single drop

This uneventful photo inspired me to do try something a little different. The bottom photo is my contribution to Weekend Reflections # 301.  Scroll down for my contribution to I heart Macro #110.

outdoor fireplace

outdoor fireplace

Using eyedropper, I placed a single drop on the stone ledge of this outdoor fireplace. I set up my tripod and took a bunch of photos from different angles before settling on this one. I then took a bunch of photos that were manually focused at slightly different points and I merged in Lightroom 6. This is a technique called ‘focus stacking’. This allowed me to get the flames in very sharp focus. The blue line is a reflection of the overhead LED lights we have on our back porch, shown here.

a single drop

a single drop

15 thoughts on “a single drop

  1. TheChieftess says:

    Cool!!! I’m on my home and had to zoom in to see it…and really liked the crop when I zoomed in!!!

  2. Viera says:

    Fantastic shot and amazing reflection…

  3. Jesh StG says:

    Your experiments work out beautifully (and you say “uneventful”?) A happy Fourth!

  4. Oh this is fantastic!

  5. Amy says:

    you did well 🙂

  6. Mary says:

    Absolutely amazing!

  7. Nicol says:

    Amazing reflection!

  8. I like it. Fabulous reflection. Have a lovely weekend.

  9. JM says:

    Fabulous reflections! Well done.

  10. Karen says:

    Stunning ! Thank you very much for explaining the whole process of capturing the drop so beautifully.

  11. Moni says:

    Wonderful shot!
    I love drops as motive, too, and did some experiments. While doing this, I found out that one can even see reflections on them!
    Great capture of the fire – really love it!

  12. Very nice reflections in the little drop!

  13. Molly says:

    Wow, what a great shot of the droplet