Water drops on a CD, been done a million times but not by me :) Zapped the cd to get the cracked affect. I took this for the Playing With CD’s & Water challenge.

Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Sigma DG Macro 50mm lens

Featured in the Domestic Art group on Nov. 18, 2009

Featured in the Macro Water Photographic Gallery group on Nov. 20, 2009

Featured in the Weekly Theme Challenge group on January 11, 2010


500d, canon t1i, cd, drop, droplets, exclamation, macro, rainbow, water


  • Kevin Bergen
    Kevin Bergenalmost 5 years ago

    Very cool imagery. Is it me, or does the bottom part look like a very young fetus? Nice work!

  • Thanks Kevin, and WOW, I didn’t see that! Pretty cool!

    – Donell Trostrud

  • Dean Mullin
    Dean Mullinalmost 5 years ago

    Donnel, yet again you’ve proven that your mind works in mysterious ways – hope it wasn’t a good CD – I would never have thought of zapping it in the microwave to get this effect… Very good :)

  • I’m glad I inspired you to give this a go yourself! I loved your title You Crack Me Up… I can smell cd’s being zapped around the world! Your pics of your son inspire me to capture portraits of my grandson – but I’ll have to wait for Christmas for that. I’ll be ready though with my list of pics to take!

    – Donell Trostrud

  • tessabishop
    tessabishopalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic use of the two elements, very eye-catching!

  • Sharon Johnstone
    Sharon Johnstonealmost 5 years ago

    Stunning work Donell!!

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    vampvampalmost 5 years ago


  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...almost 5 years ago

    What a fantastic shot!
    You have been FEATURED in the Domestic Art group

    Congratulations! Keep up the wonderful work!

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accionealmost 5 years ago

    What an imagination!!! Stunning image, beautifully executed. Congratulations on being featured, very well deserved!!!

  • Jayme Rutherford
    Jayme Rutherfordalmost 5 years ago

    Very cool.

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...almost 5 years ago

    I’m with Dean on this… You keep coming back with such innovative ideas and they are all in the “duh! Why didn’t I think of this?” category :-) Very cool!

  • Thanks George! My brain goes places and I just take pictures along the way :)

    – Donell Trostrud

  • CaptKremmen
    CaptKremmenalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant. This is the best ‘drops on a CD’ photo I’ve seen so far.

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