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September 15, 2012
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 1100D
Shutter Speed
1/197 second
Focal Length
53 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 14, 2012, 11:02:16 AM
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
Sensor Size
Good Luck II. by Kara-a Good Luck II. by Kara-a
similar to my other photos :aww:
the chinese sign means good luck

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VERY genious idea, because this particular Chinese character has meanings both upside down as well as right side up!
I love how you used the square crop, and how the Chinese character in the background is centred perfectly. It's really nice that the drop is slighly off centre, not right in the middle, giving it a more artistic quality to the photo. The centred background and off-centre foreground give the photo more balance to it.
I also LOVE the "whoosh" effect of the water just above the waterdrop!
The black and white works perfectly fine for this photo, but this could also have been done in red or golden yellow, since those are the colours most commonly used when Chinese people display this character in their doors. But don't get me wrong, the photo is great the way it is.
The only thing I might change is the fact that you can see the shadow of the tap and falling water inside the droplet itself. To me, it is a bit distracting; it is quite noticable against the plain white paper. I know this is unavoidable when taking photos like this using flash; however, since the shadow is on a white background it also makes it easy to edit out.
Overall, this is an amazing photo! I can never get tired of photos like this, your entire series is wonderful!
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whistlebird Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
AMAZING!  I bet it took a whole lot of patience to get this just right, drop in the right place and image made just right in that drop of water.  I'm forever your fan now. :nod: 
ilNeofita Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Please tell me how you do this! it's amazing
TheLonelyDonut Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so amazing! <3
I saw your tutorial that you did for photos like these, but how do you take that picture just at the right time like that? You can even see the rest of the water flowing and the focus is amazing. My camera doesn't like me trying to focus on reflective things. ;c
MR26Photo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your great work is featured here :)
photojrs Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
:omg: Awesome! I really enjoy your droplet work
Bettytheseagull Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
very nice. How do you do that ? excuse my english, i'm french
Kara-a Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :aww:
I just took a photo of a falling waterdrop with the sign in the background
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured in my newest Square-feature.
Please check it out and give it a favourite if you enjoyed it.
Have a nice weekend! :heart:
Dani-Barchana Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done
Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !
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