Macro and Refraction fun

September 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

OK well earlier this year I had time to play with some macro imaging and went about things in the normal manner , etc reversed 50mm on extention tubes. So I had a willing (maybe unwilling? but he had no choice) dead gecko to examin. I took several shots different angles and gels on flashes etc just experimenting and getting some great detail. But there was something else I just had to try, a process I had been meaning to do in a long time.

I had seen a technique of photographing refractions (light being reflected through a medium) through water droplets, and had to give it a go! This technique can be tricky and something that requires some patience, as you will be required to take several images to focus stack later. Equipment required is modest and no too expensive to get fair to great results. Using a tripod, some sort of macro or sliding rails, a small piece of glass and some water and an interesting subject you should be able to product some weird and wonderful results.

 

Here's a macro shot of a feather, and then refracted through water drops...

This would be one of my favorites! I love the repeated patterns and the tiny sphires giving a planet spacy feel to it.

 

You can checkout some of my other images from this shoot here:

http://www.cleabeaterphotography.com.au/p926640658

 


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