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    Refraction attempt

    I have been working on this type of image but cannot seem to get the image in the droplet in sharp focus. Not sure if it is just the way the drop is shaped or not. I will keep at it...

    Refraction attempt

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    Re: Refraction attempt

    Very nice try.

    I think others use focus stacking to get the drop all in focus.

    Keep at it and post more.

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    Re: Refraction attempt

    I don't think I have ever seen a picture like that before. I'm gob-smacked. Great work, Monte.

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    Re: Refraction attempt

    Quote Originally Posted by FootLoose View Post
    I don't think I have ever seen a picture like that before. I'm gob-smacked. Great work, Monte.
    Hmmm. Anyway check out some work that is on flickr. Lord V the photographer does an amazing job. He even had tuts there somewhere.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordv/3...in/photostream

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    Re: Refraction attempt

    Very nice picture

    Keep in mind that the image you see in the droplet is not at the same place as the droplet (optically speaking), like the image in a mirror is not in the mirror,
    but behind it (so at large aperture, you can get the mirror in focus or the image you see in it, not both)

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    Re: Refraction attempt

    That's fantastic, congratulations.

    I thing you can't have the whole image in focus but just tiny parts only of it since due to the shape of the droplet it severely distort the image. Don't forget the droplet acts as a lens, not a corrected one.

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    Re: Refraction attempt

    Thanks everyone, It is a process for me and this is about 50% of the way there I think..

    Hey Footloose...thanks for the comment but there are some really great refraction images out there and this looks pretty but is not quite there yet ...check out that link Bobobird sent.

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    Yes, indeed, Monte. Thanks for the link Bobo. I am amazed.

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