This weekend while having lunch with a friend (angelsanguinetti.com) a few drops of water spilled on the tablecloth and instead of getting absorbed by the cloth I found it really nice how the drops remained on the cloth just sitting there waiting to be picked up.
With a tea-spoon I rearranged them to form a little trail, Angel borrowed me a macro adapter for my lens and I took this shot. I had to wait till we finished eating (it would have been pretty rude to pull out the tripod and camera in the middle of a great meal) and then I had some fun with the drops.
Macro shooting is great for bokeh (small depth of field) and despite the pretty long exposure and small aperture I only had about 1cm of depth. But I love the effect and how the drops seem to form a little stepping trail away from here.
I tried to HDR process this shot with three exposures but it was didn’t look any better at all so it’s just a single shot. HDR doesn’t seem to do much on things like water, ice etc.