Macro Swirls

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by SpAtZ, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

  2. macrumors Demi-Goddess

    Clix Pix

    Ooh, pretty! That looks as though you must've had a lot of fun with those. I especially like the orangish ones. I love the swirls and the various effects you were able to get. Thanks for sharing these with us!
  3. macrumors 68020


    I especially like 6003... the clear, well defined ones are definetly the best.
  4. macrumors G4

    Lots of practical uses for this kind of stuff

    I like the first 6 blue ones. Things like this are usfull. I like to use them for backgrounds on web pages of Power Point slides. I've used I have some starfish that are usfull as buttons.

    Just last night I was trying to catalog some shots of water, cut and pollished stone and plaster walls. All of this is great raw fodder for Photoshop munching. It's good to have a large file of tectures, swirls and so on.
  5. macrumors 68030


    That rules, I love them when they are small, but for some reason when I blow them up. They look too soft, I guess I just expect slightly harder lines, like the apple abstract backgrounds. Thank you for showing them to us.
  6. macrumors regular

    Yea they are a little soft. I was just using food coloring so the dye wasnt very thick.

    edit: added a few.
  7. macrumors Demi-Goddess

    Clix Pix

    OK, I want to know what you used and how you did it! Initially I was thinking maybe it was jello, but since you mention food colorings, I'm curious as to what you put the food colorings in...and what surface upon which you positioned them in order to shoot. I want to play with this kind of thing myself!
  8. macrumors 68020


    Did you check (with a pencil or your finger or something) to verify that the focus was in the right place? I've found that with my macro shooting at around f/4, the focal plane is TINY, I've got to be extremely precise.
  9. macrumors regular

    Thats exactly what I did.

    Basically I just dropped the food coloring into a glass baking tray and snapped a bunch of shots before the dye diffused. With white sheets on the external bottum of the tray.
  10. macrumors G3


    no, i didn't take the pictures, though i wish i could say i had. hah

    i like em. as chrisA said, lots of good uses for these as backgrounds. also great to throw on a projector at a rave.. hah
  11. macrumors Demi-Goddess

    Clix Pix

    Ah, thank you! What a neat idea! I'll have to pick up some food coloring as well as some jello next time I'm at the store and then I'll have me some fun.....

    A friend did some neat stuff with jello, that's why I had initially thought maybe that is what you'd done, too.

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