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I know they're cliche, but I'm having a lot of fun with these droplet shots! :dummy:
And being a fountain pen junkie allows me to easily create drops and alter them into many different colors and multi-colors. I finally have a use for my plethora of colorful ink! :la: There will probably be many more of these in the future, and I'll try to make them as original as possible. :meow:

all constructive criticism is very greatly appreciated! :dance:

Entering this in :iconfireandwaterphotos:'s "Droplet Contest"

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This image is the epitome of the "less is more" concept. What I think sells this image, aside from the beautiful simplicity, is the texture.

The entire image is a textural feast for the eyes. Everywhere I look in the image there is texture. The blurred images of the droplets in the fore and backgrounds, the almost implied grain of the support surface, and the amplified intensity inside the focal droplets. All those textures combine to make a very interesting image.

In fact, I do not think a more complex image would have worked as it could have become overcrowded and to complex to "read" visually.

The inclusion of the blue in the image really draws the focus to that one particular area, and I think that, even without the title, the concept would have been very well communicated.

Well done, all around.
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This has to be one of the best (and simplest) mostmoving pictures i have seen!

Whats more intriguing than the colour is the texture of the droplets.
The simplicity is so moving. It's like the one person who stands out from the others because of one thing, otherwise all the same.

Kind of reminds me of Naruto (anime/manga series). He is all alone and no one is his friend because he has a nine-tailed beast trapped in him. He does get friends eventually though.

The depth of the blue droplet seems almost endless, like a never ending path.
I love the hue of the droplet as well.
OVERALL: really beautiful and simple all at the same time!
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JohnK222 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
This is so effective, considering what the picture is of. Very well thought out, and the focus is nice as well. Kinda reminds me of something that came out of Mac OS X a little bit. :-P
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Krzik Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely love this work! :love:
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012   Photographer
yay thank you! Glad you like it! :love:
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012   Photographer
no way, thanks so much! I really appreciate such a kind gesture! :love:
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HauntedBerry Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the framing and contrast! Overall great captured!
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Photographer
Yay, thanks! Very glad you like it! :iconthrilledplz:
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alittlebitoffaith Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Always stand out :)
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011   Photographer
damn straight, embrace the differences! :dummy:
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alittlebitoffaith Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
:) yep yep
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coheedcurly Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
cliche or not, this is a fantastic shot. how do you get them to stay so perfectly round instead of just blobbing out??
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Photographer
Yay, thanks so very much! :dummy:
It's partially the surface I put them on, and partially the method I use to create them. I use something called a fountain pen converter, you can get one for around 5 bucks at an office supply store and they create perfect little round drops every time! :meow:
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Maarel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work was featured here :iconhuggleplz: [link]
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011   Photographer
:wow: Thank you so much! That is so very kind of you! :love:
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randomite93 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Such an intricate and lovely pattern! The detail in this shot is also amazing, definitely an awesome photo! ;)
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Photographer
Yay, thanks so much! Very glad that you like it! :squee:
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randomite93 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
You're very welcome! :)
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KMourzenko Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I like. Good use of geometry. Vibrant color. Subject is focused well. DOF is very fitting. Composition is good.
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011   Photographer
Yay, thanks very much for the kind words! I've been iffy about the composition on this one sometimes, so I'm glad to hear that you like it. :)
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KJ-Illustration Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That is one beautiful colour blue :heart:
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   Photographer
Isn't it? Definitely one of my favorite ink colors. :meow:
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mpg13artworks Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
SHHHH! They are coming! Act natural! ;)
:love: it!
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011   Photographer
Hahaha, this made me laugh. :XD:
Thank you very much, and thanks bunches for the favorite! :happybounce:
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mpg13artworks Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Your welcome! :)
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Misleading-Reaction Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student Photographer
waow it's very very beautiful :) !
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Photographer
Yay, thanks so much! :love:
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Phr0sty Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Cliche or not, I like it :)
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   Photographer
Yay, thank you! Very glad to hear it! :love:
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shinius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well done!
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   Photographer
yay, thanks! :hug:
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shinius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome!

did you ruled out your DOF problem ?
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   Photographer
no I haven't! I have been meaning to look into that, but I'm still a bit frazzled after my last minute vacation. :noes:
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shinius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah vacation can be hard sometime ;)
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behindthesofa Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
That looks great. I really like the focus.
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   Photographer
yay, thank you! I am very glad to hear it! :love:
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MissMorticia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Cute and simple, very nice.
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   Photographer
Thankya muchly! :love:
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