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Fun with Hydrogels

breeliz

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Had some fun with clear hydrogels today. These were taken at 1/125, f16 and variable ISO. Lit from below with a lightpad and magical color. Enjoy.

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Nice results. What are hydrogens?
 

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Hydrogels are Sodium Polyacrylate... a super absorbent polymer that loves water. Water Beads some call them. A tiny little solid bead of this stuff sucks up water like a sponge and grows to 15x it's normal size. People use them to release water for their plants and such. Here is a PIC showing the dry bead and what it looks like after it sucks up water.

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Cool stuff. Wonder what they look like with polarised light?
 

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Cool stuff. Wonder what they look like with polarised light?
Someone asked me to do some orange color. I will probably do orange and blue which Van Gogh loved to use in his paintings. I will see if I can hook up my Kase polarizer and see what happens. Not sure if I have the right adapter for the lens diameter of my Tamron SP-90. I think I do but I can always use a different lens. Stay tuned.
 

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Special effects made easy by the looks Bree. Really cool look.
 

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Special effects made easy by the looks Bree. Really cool look.
Everything I do is easy cuz I am too old to do hard!! My mantra is "Old Age and Treachery Will Overcome Youth and Skill!"

It's snowing out today and I got a dozen more vinyl patterns so maybe I will shoot some more. The darn hydrogels are in a sealed container and they appear to have zero change... still nice and plumb and bubbly.
 
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