Maple Leaf Flag Refraction

A new twist on my favourite image, “Maple Leaf Flag” – this uses the same optical principals that flower / water droplet refraction shots use.

Water droplets act as lenses, and refract an image of whatever is placed behind them. Taking this idea, I printed a special version of my Maple Leaf Flag image and placed it behind a spider web covered in water. This is the result.

I used focus-stacking techniques to increase the depth of focus, but there is no Photoshop trickery here – the water droplets did all the magic.

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