Photo365 – 22 Feb 2011

Metal DropsMetal Drops

Todays image is a close-up of water droplets on a brushed steel pedal bin lit by natural light from a large net covered window.

An aperture of f/16 was chosen for maximum depth of field and minimum diffraction (which causes softening).

As the image was pretty much monochrome, it was converted to B&W and I preferred the look of the blue channel.

AnĀ  unsharp mask was also applied in GIMP, and a little cloning was carried out to remove some of the more distracting air bubbles contained within the water drops.

I really love the texture of the metal showing through the drops, and I particularly like the way that this makes the drops look like they are made of brushed metal.