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Howeird
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p.1 #1 · #111 M & M fun


Carefully arranged red, white and blue M&M's to form UK flag.. They were selling these during last years London Olympics, I found some in a cupboard.... unfortunately now all gone, they were very nice

Shot through water droplets on glass..


all the best

H







Aug 01, 2013 at 09:09 AM
Travis Rhoads
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p.1 #2 · #111 M & M fun


that is very darn creative, I bet there could be a good market for that image.


Aug 01, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Howeird
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p.1 #3 · #111 M & M fun


Thanks Travis


Aug 01, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Travis Rhoads
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p.1 #4 · #111 M & M fun


how did you do it...you said its water on glass, but....how...I am just trying to figure it out, and I can't.


Aug 01, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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p.1 #5 · #111 M & M fun


basically..
1) arrange the M&M's on a surface..
2) place a piece of glass about 12inches above your arrangement..
3) Camera on tripod shooting vertically down (Macro lens will help)
4) Light Accordingly - I used 2 speedlights opposite each other in softboxes
5) now the big secret is to use a water repellent on the glass - we have a product over here called "Rain X" its for car windscreens and makes the water bead up - (not sure what its called in the US, but I'm sure uncle Google will know). You spray water onto the glass and it forms the beads of water, keep spraying until desired size of water droplets has formed.
6) focus on the droplet or bead with the best image of your arrangement in it...

Hope this doesn't come across as condescending.. but covers the basics and the big secret..

all the best
H



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p.1 #6 · #111 M & M fun


nope, not condescending at all...I asked, you answered, thanks. Rain-X...I have it in the garage...great stuff...never would have thought to use that...thanks for the explanation...now I am dying to try this out...


Aug 01, 2013 at 01:11 PM
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p.1 #7 · #111 M & M fun


Awesome.. Travis get shooting.. I look forward to seeing your results.... next months assignment maybe "Coffee"
Not to spoil it for you I did one with coffee beans a while back on here.. "ying and yang with beans"







Aug 01, 2013 at 01:18 PM
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p.1 #8 · #111 M & M fun


Very Cool !!!!


Aug 01, 2013 at 02:15 PM
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p.1 #9 · #111 M & M fun


Wow nice image and thank you very much for explaining the magic behind the Art!

-John



Aug 08, 2013 at 10:45 PM





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