Hopefully Some of this is Abstract!

 

Water Drops on Chinese Oranges

Water Drops on a Chinese Orange

This week’s challenge at  the Digital Photography School is abstract. I hope these water drops are a bit abstract and fits into the theme. These miniature oranges grow in my backyard. I always drool over them but I decided to do something about it today.

 

Chinese Orange with Water Drops

Chinese Orange with Water Drops

When Chhavi started taking her afternoon nap I headed out with a glass of water and my camera in my hand. Well, I have to admit I sprinkled water over the orange to get the droplets.

 

Water Drops on Chinese Oranges

Water Drops on Chinese Oranges

The tree looks very beautiful when it is full of oranges. But these are very bitter in taste. I use them as a lemon substitute in my Maggi!

 

Chinese Orange with 5 droplets!

Chinese Orange with 5 droplets!

As the droplets were my own doing, I managed to get 5 at a time and how thrilled I was. I was shooting with a 50mm prime lens and to achieve this effect I have cropped the pictures like anything.

 

Water Drops

Water Drops

But other than cropping, I have hardly done any other editing. I anyway do not know how to use photoshop. I do my editing in Picasa. Guess how many pictures I took to finally publish these 5? Around 150 but that tells you more about my photography than anything else. I envy people who can take 10 tack sharp pictures and then post 5. One day …

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20 thoughts on “Hopefully Some of this is Abstract!”

  1. I wouldn’t mind taking 100 photos to get that 1 dream shot! The result is amazing! Loved the color of the orange and it’s freshness! So are those tiny by magnified water droplets.

  2. beautiful pictures mridula – water drops in a natural setting is always better than those coming out of ur hand!

    reminded me of some water drop pics i got from a coffee tree – during an old trek 🙂

  3. Love the use of color and the intimate angle. The water and color combination stimulate others senses when viewing! Beautiful work!

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