Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman

Wet flower



A cell phone capture of raindrops falling on the flower.
We had not taken our camera because of heavy rain.

Leicester City Center, UK
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A cell phone capture of raindrops falling on the flower.
We had not taken our camera because of heavy rain.

Leicester City Center, UK
Dutch flower sale.
Summer 2016

Update - as on today 07-08-2016

This is our most viewed, most liked and most appreciated capture.
It received a place as a finalist in 'Image of the Month photo contest vol 11' (July 2016).
This image has taught us an important lesson that limitations of tool (camera - software) cannot limit a creativity.
One need to keep on Experimenting.

We feel encouraged with your support.
Thank you. :)
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Winner in Water Drops in Nature Photo Challenge
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LauriesLens Premium
 
LauriesLens June 18, 2016
I love the colour contrast and focal quality of this image. Beautiful capture.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman June 18, 2016
Thanks Laurie. :)
karenritchie_6530 PRO
 
karenritchie_6530 June 18, 2016
Love how you have captured the water drops on the petals
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman June 18, 2016
:) Thanks.
KevinGPhotography
 
KevinGPhotography June 18, 2016
Beautiful
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman June 18, 2016
Thanks for appreciating, Kevin. :)
Tigereye316
 
Tigereye316 June 20, 2016
love this shot Outstanding one
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman June 20, 2016
:) Thanks Ceri Jayne.
terrypics Premium
 
terrypics June 22, 2016
Stunning photo!!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman June 22, 2016
Thank you Terry. :)
richandcherylshaffer
 
richandcherylshaffer July 01, 2016
Very Nice
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 01, 2016
Thanks for appreciating,Richandcheryl. :)
brianmorrill
 
brianmorrill July 05, 2016
How do you make the background black like that ?
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 05, 2016
Applied vignette filter in mobile post processing. It was done using snapseed app in android mobile.
bryanbailey
bryanbailey March 13, 2017
To do it in-without processing use an external flash with hi-speed sync. The higher the speed, the darker the background, just make sure your f-stop is open enough to expose the subject.
Jacqui68
 
Jacqui68 July 06, 2016
Love this!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 06, 2016
:)
Kim-mareeJenke
 
Kim-mareeJenke July 12, 2016
Superb :-)
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 12, 2016
:) Thanks Kim.
ezjones4444
 
ezjones4444 July 15, 2016
Stunning!!! =)
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 16, 2016
Thank you Eddie. :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 29, 2016
Gorgeous capture! Congrats.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 29, 2016
Thanks so much JD..I feel happy at this moment... :)
MyLensIsLove
 
MyLensIsLove July 30, 2016
I love this! Absolutely beautiful!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 30, 2016
:) Thanks Amy.
angeladignasbravin PRO
 
angeladignasbravin August 05, 2016
Wonderful picture, Aarti_Sachin_Soman. I'm so happy for you that you are nominated as a finalist in the Image of the Month contest. Congratulations!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman August 05, 2016
Angela, Thanks for your kind wishes. :)
swxpressions
 
swxpressions August 06, 2016
Gorgeous!!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman August 06, 2016
Thank you Lynn. :)
henemark99 PRO+
 
henemark99 August 07, 2016
Simply beautiful!!!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman August 07, 2016
:) Thank you Mark.
Cavanrose
 
Cavanrose August 11, 2016
Stunning ! I love how you captured the beauty of this flower with the water drops !
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman August 11, 2016
Thanks Susan.... it's just a simple cell phone click in the rain. :)
AmyImages
 
AmyImages August 14, 2016
Jaw dropping! So beautiful.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman August 14, 2016
Thank you Amy. :)
mattmorring
 
mattmorring August 19, 2016
That is one amazing picture.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman August 19, 2016
Thanks Matt. :)
KimberlyHibbard PRO
 
KimberlyHibbard August 27, 2016
Wow! Love this picture! :)
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman August 27, 2016
:) Thanks Kimberly.
brendaforsey PRO
 
brendaforsey September 23, 2016
Beautiful, i love the depth in the petals, seen thru the droplets of water, the colors and the details, with the dark background is spectacular!!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman September 24, 2016
Thank you Brenda.. I never thought this pic would get so much appreciated. :)
ravikoka
 
ravikoka October 01, 2016
Write a commentSpectacular capture of natures rain drops on beautiful petals.The wonders of nature.Well done.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman October 01, 2016
:) Thank you.
iluv2shoot
 
iluv2shoot October 09, 2016
Beautiful capture; gorgeous flower!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman October 09, 2016
:) Thanks Julianne.
Ezzy Premium
 
Ezzy December 24, 2016
That is beautiful !!!!!! Well done. :-)
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman December 24, 2016
:) Thank you Esther.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 03, 2017
Beautiful !!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 03, 2017
Congratulations !!!!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman January 03, 2017
Thank you Estrella. :)
bryanbailey
 
bryanbailey March 13, 2017
Very artistic how the petals drift into the darkness. Pleasing to the eye, makes me smile. Thanks for sharing!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman March 13, 2017
:) Thanks again Bryan.
PhilWain
 
PhilWain April 23, 2017
Just good to look at, well done.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman April 24, 2017
Thanks Phil. :)
Joykaye PRO+
 
Joykaye April 24, 2017
magnificent
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman April 24, 2017
:) Thanks Joy.
charlenekoritnik
 
charlenekoritnik May 26, 2017
This is amazing!! Gorgeous!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman May 26, 2017
Thanks Charlene. :)
PhilWain
 
PhilWain June 01, 2017
I keep coming back to this shot , great.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman June 01, 2017
Thanks Phil..... :) That's sweet of you.
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita June 11, 2017
voted Mobile Macro
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman June 11, 2017
:) :) Thank you so much Sonja.
ricrog PRO+
 
ricrog August 28, 2017
This is incredibly beautiful!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman August 28, 2017
Thank you Roger. :).
artyfartylens
 
artyfartylens September 22, 2017
Beautiful
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman September 24, 2017
Thank you Ira.
PhilWain
 
PhilWain November 29, 2017
This photo of yours keeps popping up but I don't mind its a good one.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman November 29, 2017
:) :)
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug February 01, 2018
Genius. Such an amazing capture, composition and color. Lovely.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman February 01, 2018
:) :) Thanks for a lovely comment Jayne.
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett February 01, 2018
Congrats - beautiful
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman February 01, 2018
Thank you Jamie... :)
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman February 01, 2018
Congratulations on grand winner in droplets challenge...very much deserved
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman February 01, 2018
Thank you Glenda. :) :) :)
PattiBaker PRO
 
PattiBaker February 01, 2018
Congratulations on your win!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman February 01, 2018
Thank you Patti. :)
CURUTCHET
 
CURUTCHET February 27, 2018
how do you get the balack behind the flower ?
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman February 28, 2018
This was done using snapseed app in android mobile. Applied vignette filter in mobile post processing.
DaveSnow
 
DaveSnow March 14, 2018
Beautiful image.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman March 14, 2018
Thank you David. :)
mcampi PRO
 
mcampi July 30, 2018
Congrats on the water drop challenge win...
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 30, 2018
Thank you so much Mark. :)
geophotos PRO
 
geophotos November 19, 2018
You're quite correct - in creative hands, such as yours, phones will take brilliant pictures. Computers & tiny lenses in them are amazing! I can't make calls on my DSLR - yet... :))
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman November 20, 2018
Thank you so much. George.. :)
LifeForcePhotography PRO+
 
Thank you for joining the challenge!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Good luck with your challenge. :)

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Leicester City Center, Leicester, UK. Summer 2016
Time
This was taken in the afternoon around 3 pm. On a rainy day.
Lighting
It was a gloomy day. For sometime it stopped raining so we thought of taking a short walk . We did not carry any gear. Not even a camera. So, everything which was available was natural light.
Equipment
This is a cell phone click. Moto G.
Inspiration
Some stalls were put for weekend sale. Eg Dutch flower on sale. As it had rained, all things were wet. The natural droplets on the petals looked beautiful. So. thought of clicking with the cell phone. That moment I thought to myself, wish we had our camera with us.
Editing
Yes, we used Snapseed to post process this pic. Vignetting filter was used.
In my camera bag
Otherwise, in the camera bag, we have D5300 and basic kit lens and a prime lens. A spare battery and lens cleaning cloth.
Feedback
Keep Clicking !! Keep Experimenting !! You may have better camera..But the one which is ready for the moment is the BEST camera. :)

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