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Updated 22/11/2007 @ 16:05


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: Fired
Flash Mode: On-camera
Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec.
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: ISO-800
Filters: --

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.
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:iconvampireheart518:
VampireHeart518 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow.

through the thousands of photos of dripping water and such, that are here on dA, here's this gem...
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, I appreciate that.
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Chloe-girl Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
The ancient greek name for mercure is Hermes. Hydragyros means water and silver in greek. First learn and then talk.


PS.cool photo though
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arctoa Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Student Photographer
Hg is the modern chemical symbol for mercury. It comes from hydrargyrum, a Latinized form of the Greek word Ύδραργυρος (hydrargyros), which is a compound word meaning "water" and "silver" — since it is liquid, like water, and yet has a silvery metallic sheen. - From Wikipedia.
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Negated Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
whoa, wait how did I miss this while browsing your gallery?!!

fucking gorgeous! not to mention eyecatching, haha.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Student Photographer
Hahah, thank-you for that.
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d4rkness-m4ster Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
I like. Love how water shapes itself with waves.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it. Yeah, it's interesting to see the motion of water, especially in photography.
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Pepelepewissexier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Incredible photo... the contrast is amazing... Thanks so much for sharing this photo with me...

:heart:
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Student Photographer
And thankyou for placing this into your Favourites listing. I appreciate it.
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Pepelepewissexier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
You are most welcome... I added it to my :+favlove: because it is so awesome!!!

:heart:
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arctoa Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Student Photographer
Heh, I'm glad that you think so. It means a lot to me.
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Pepelepewissexier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
:nod:

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RockGirl1582 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
The clarity and balance of this capture is out of this world.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Student Photographer
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.
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RockGirl1582 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
I definitely did, and I like your final decision on the placement of the ripple. I believe it was rotated differently at first. I see no reason for surprise, I quite like the abstract symmetry. I could say the same for your recent addition, as well.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Student Photographer
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.
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RockGirl1582 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
It definitely doesn't look all that processed, despite its surreal qualities.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Student Photographer
Some vignetting and a colour-wash was about the extent of it.
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chavez666 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot ! :)
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Now that is fascinating.

For some reason I simply cannot stop looking at it.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Student Photographer
Heh, yeah, it has that sort of effect. Rippling water does that to me anyway.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
._.
Now I'm going to waste a large chunk of time staring at this. Yes.
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Student Photographer
Ergo, victory is mine. Mahah. I'd laugh manically if I didn't presently have wisdom-teeth woes.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, poo. -conceeds-

BWAHA. Guess who was born with only three eventual wisdom teeth? >D
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SurrenderToMe Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
fantastic and very clean :D
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arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007  Student Photographer
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.
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tama-lynn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
look like iiusion
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Student Photographer
Yes, it does. :)
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maoractive Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Amazing!:O
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Student Photographer
Thankyou for that, and for adding this to your favourites; it's appreciated.
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