Today we catch a “Mollusk Surface Breach” as a drop of colored cream is dropped into a pan of water.


(Straight Out Of Camera)


Nikon D810
Nikon 105mm f/2.8
100 ISO


  • Lowered exposure, highlights and blacks
  • Raised shadows, whites and contrast
  • Cropped in a bit
  • HSL adjustments
  • Sharpening raised with masking
  • Lens corrections


  • Hue/saturation adjustments for the drop to change it more purple
  • Hue/saturation to desaturate the background
  • Cloned out any sensor specs and the like
  • Moved one flash bulb down a bit to look more like another eye
  • Made a vignette around the drop to draw attention

Final Thoughts

I am trying to get into water drop photos more this winter, but this is about all I can do without hardware to time the shots…

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