Candies Photographed in Water Drops

Photographer Patrick Lindsay shot this beautiful photograph of gumballs seen through water drops. It’s similar to the MC Escher water drop photo we shared a while ago, but is much easier to create since the drops of water aren’t moving in this photo.

Here’s the setup Lindsay used:

The camera was a Canon Rebel XTi with a 100mm f/2.8 macro lens attached. He used a single Alienbee B800 for lighting along with a shoot-through umbrella. Here’s his secret on how he gets the water drops to collect into beads:

I used RainX to make the water bead up and to create the drops I use a spray bottle set to very fine mist and let the drops slowly get bigger with each spray until I reached the drops were the size I wanted.

Here’s another photo that features M&Ms:

Now that you know how to capture things in drops of water, go shoot some colorful photos!

(via My Modern Met)

Image credit: Photographs by Patrick Lindsay and used with permission

  • Matty

    I love the use of Lego boxes! 

  • Wing Wong

    Every child’s dream!

  • Leonidas

    very Creative 

  • Jens Westphal

    Such a great effect and thereby implemented easily. That’s magic!

  • Mona

    Very cool and awsome!

  • Richard

    Great post showing image and setup.

  • Jonathan

    Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the colors don’t line up… I call BS… 

  • Bwilson

    They do match up, but it’s reversed.

  • Winston

    Very interesting… very creative! keep up the good work..