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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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:iconmusicismylife10027:
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: 
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ilNeofita Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Please tell me how you do this! it's amazing
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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
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MR26Photo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your great work is featured here :)
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photojrs Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
:omg: Awesome! I really enjoy your droplet work
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Bettytheseagull Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
very nice. How do you do that ? excuse my english, i'm french
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:iconkara-a:
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
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello.
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:
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Dani-Barchana Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very well done
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:iconkara-a:
Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !
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Dani-Barchana Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :)
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venusmemnoch Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
nice :)
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Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :aww:
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justtam47 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
As an Asian, I find this piece of work amazing. Not only is the shot fantastic, but the character for "good luck" is there. In the background, it's actually upside down (which is how most Chinese shops usually display the character, in the hope that luck rains down on them), and lo and behold, the water droplets falling down contains "luck"! (facing the right way up now)
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Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your comment !
It was really interesting to read and i learned a lot of new things :aww:
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, your wonderful work has been featured in the #devPREMIUM's Weekly Macro Spotlight Vol. 32. Best regards!!
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Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much ! :hug:
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No rpoblem!! :D
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Slug22 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
That's very clever! :)
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:iconkara-a:
Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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iam-SHERLOCKED Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured! : [link] :la:
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:iconkara-a:
Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
THank you so much :heart:
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iam-SHERLOCKED Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :heart:
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the motion formed by the way the drop pulls your eyes through the image!
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:iconkara-a:
Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
THank you ! :aww:
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BogdanCh Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap::clap::clap:
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JRd1st Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible work! :clap:
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:iconkara-a:
Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Besonders genial finde ich hier die Reflektion in dem "Strahl". :wow:
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Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich finde es auch immer interessant wie die Bilder darinne verzogen werden :D
Dankeschön :heart:
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A-lia Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Ich dachte es, als ich das Foto gesehen habe.
(Ich hoffe, dass ich nicht Fehler auf Deutsch gemacht habe ^^").
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Kara-a Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nein, dein Deutsch ist wirklich gut :happybounce:
( No your german is very good :meow: )
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A-lia Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Vielen Dank :)
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Genau!
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photofairy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   General Artist
Excellent work! :clap:
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:iconkara-a:
Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ! :happybounce:
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allyalltheway Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg :jawdrop: so amazing!!!
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Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ! :aww:
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Neaffka Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Und wieder mal wundervoll! Du hast echt ein mega gutes timeing! :squee:
Mal eine Frage: Ist dieses Längliche über den Wassertropfen die Pipette oder eine "Wasserspur"? :)
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Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank :huggle:
Und nein eigentlich nicht, ich schieße nur einfach 200 Fotos um gute zu bekommen :D

Das ist nur Wasser, der Tropfen kam direkt aus dem Wasserhahn und nicht aus einer Spritze :aww:
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Neaffka Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay! Joar, das ist auch eine Möglichkeit! :D

Wow, beeindruckend! Bei mir werden Wasserhahnbilder immer unscharf *nachdenklicher Blick* Naja, in den Ferien habe ich genug Zeit zum üben :la:

Bitte :huggle:
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Kara-a Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Du musst einfach mit Blitz und einer sehr kleinen Belichtungszeit arbeiten, dann wird da nichts unscharf ! :happybounce:
Und ja hast du :D Ich freue mich auchs chon auf die Ferien, da kann ich mich wieder mehr auf Fotos konzentrieren :meow:
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Neaffka Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh vielen Dank für den Tipp! Ich werde es mal probieren :aww:
Ja, ich kann es gar nicht mehr erwarten! :squee:
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Malverde Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
great job congratulations of the clever use of digital
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:iconkara-a:
Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is really perfect. I mean, the whole series is more than spectacular, but this is flawless.
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Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much ! :huggle:
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DreamWalker412 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
this is so awesome! *-*
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Kara-a Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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BokehLight Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Photographer
Genial!
Super gemacht!!! :D
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