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 the 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 the heavy rain.

Leicester City Center, UK
Dutch flower sale.
Summer 2016

Update - as of today 07-08-2016

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

We feel encouraged by your support. 
Thank you very much. :)

11-2022
It's unbelievable 9th photo award.
This is the only cellphone pic in my gallery yet. Thanks for all the peer and challenge awards for this, Wet flower. :)
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Zenith Award
People's Choice in Water droplets on flower macro Photo Challenge
Winner in Raindrops on Flowers Photo Challenge
Winner in All types of daisys Photo Challenge
Winner in Water Drops in Nature Photo Challenge
Winner in Droplets Photo Challenge
Winner in The Power of Flowers Photo Challenge
Member Selection Award
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Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 11
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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
 
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.
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.
angelabravin PRO
 
angelabravin 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
 
KimberlyHibbard August 27, 2016
Wow! Love this picture! :)
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman August 27, 2016
:) Thanks Kimberly.
Sunshine100 PRO
 
Sunshine100 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
 
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
 
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 PRO+
 
onyanita June 11, 2017
voted Mobile Macro
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman June 11, 2017
:) :) Thank you so much Sonja.
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 Platinum
 
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
 
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.
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
 
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.. :)
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 December 10, 2019
Gorgeous shot, thanks for joining my challenge :)
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman December 10, 2019
Thanks, Melissa. :)
Cookies4U PRO+
 
Cookies4U January 28, 2020
beautiful photo--Enlight app will give a black background allowing you more definition than Snapseed....if that is what you are looking for. Yours is nonetheless perfect.
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman January 28, 2020
Thank you Cookie. Will check for this Enlight app.
NatttPics
 
NatttPics June 24, 2021
Amazing the way the color stands out! Good job!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman June 24, 2021
Thank you so much. :)
edandaniphone PRO+
 
edandaniphone July 16, 2021
Gorgeous image. Congrats on winning my challenge!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 16, 2021
Lovely to hear it from you, Ed. Thank you so much. Keep inspiring us.:)
deekaycee Platinum
 
deekaycee July 17, 2021
Really pretty! Congratulations on your challenge victory!
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 17, 2021
:) Thank you so much.
blueseajay
 
blueseajay July 17, 2021
Congratulation! Beautiful. Terrific portfolio also
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 17, 2021
Thank you so much. :)
Marylee8797 Platinum
 
Marylee8797 November 16, 2021
So beautiful!😊
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman November 16, 2021
:) Thanks, Mary.
ClaritaBethCanlasMiller PRO+
 
ClaritaBethCanlasMiller July 07, 2022
Very lovely
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman July 15, 2022
Thank you so much, Clarita. :)
Free-Spirit PRO+
 
Free-Spirit November 11, 2022
CONGRATULATIONS!!!🏆
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Aarti_Sachin_Soman November 11, 2022
Wow.... :) Thank you, Colette.
debasish_pal
 
debasish_pal Jan 17
superb
Aarti_Sachin_Soman
Thank you, Debasish. :)
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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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