Location: Cramlington, Northumberland, England
Date: 25/09/2007 @ 10:57
Light Conditions: Indoors/Dull
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: 17-85mm kit
Focal Length: 72 mm
Flash Mode: On-camera
Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec.
Post-work: Crop / Monochrome / Colour balance
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Full title: Υδραργυρος
Hydragyros is the Greek name for Mercury; which was then Latinsed to Hydrargyrum, which is where Mercury's Hg denomination comes from. It is a liquid metal - often called quicksilver - that is particularly poisonous.
This image was taken for a college assignment; the same one as for Neptune Rising. This is one of the failed attempts at catching a water crown, but the concentric waves came out particularly cleanly, so I decided to add a little post-work to reach this conclusion. The majority of said post-work was contrast bumps as the original image was fairly flat.
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it. Yeah, it's interesting to see the motion of water, especially in photography.
And thankyou for placing this into your Favourites listing. I appreciate it.
It is an image that came out of the post-processing rather well. I think you watched this one develop as I sent you images over the course of my session. I am a little surprised to find this one added to your favourites, though; appreciated as it is.
I had it all ways around and all different colours before I decided upon this one. I only came to this ending when I stopped trying to have some sort of planned workflow and went on a creative "let's see what this does..." rampage through the filtering settings. Surprisingly, though, what I ended up with was only a few steps away from the original image. Hurrah for digital darkrooms, I guess.
Heh, yeah, it has that sort of effect. Rippling water does that to me anyway.
Thankyou for that. It is one that has came out rather smooth; if I had taken this with my old camera it would have been all grain. I like my new camera, heh.