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Sunday, February 6, 2011

oh bother! . . .

I spent way too much time on this project.
Thinking about it,
hunting for a tutorial that I thought I had saved about it,
and creating a concoction that would allow me to hopefully accomplish it.

But having no luck finding the tutorials,
and roughly applying some of the steps I vaguely remembered from the posts about it,

I failed.

conclusion: this is MUCH harder than it sounds,
and it takes a patient, second hand to pull it off.

well, at least in this house it does.


  1. OH I feel for you. I tried this a few weeks ago and it took the help of my husband to get my focus. Then it took me some time to figure out that IF I watched the drip forming and then when it dropped hit the shutter release (I used a wireless release). Even with that I was not pleased with my results. I may try again some day.

  2. One weekend several years ago I bet I took 300 shots trying to get one in focus. I was using the kitchen faucet and the sink filled w/water.

    Here's the link to the tutorial thread:

  3. Ohh, how frustrating.
    I can relate, though I haven't tried this particular challenge.

    Good for you for sticking with it.

  4. I REALLY want to try this but I don't have a flash :(
    I don't think you failed miserably at all! I think you were pretty close! Keep going at it, I can't wait to see where you take it!

  5. I will give it another go some day, just not this weekend - and thank you L for the link.

  6. Never tried this, but I imagine my success wouldn't even be this good! I love the color you used for the background. And you did get a shot!

  7. That does look like failure to me! It's really pretty!

    I think HLIP already steered you the right way, but is this what you were after? Simple water droplet tutorial

  8. now I want to try it :) I do love the aqua blue

  9. I used the same tutorial that Jill linked you to. It took a while and a lot of shots, but I eventually got the hang of it. It sure was fun trying, and I can't wait to give it another go. I don't think you failed at all!

  10. I haven't tried it yet because I am sure I will fail :( - I have to try that tutorial and see if I can make it...

  11. Great photo though in the end!!! My husband perfected pictures like these. I'll have to post some on my blog sometime.