The rainbow-like images seen here are close-up photos of a CD tilted in just the right angle to catch the light.
The light source for these images was a typical overhead office area florescent light fixture with four full-length bulbs.
The CD and camera were held as still as possible during the taking of the photo.
The camera was held approximately 5 to 7 inches away from the CD surface. These photos were are all taken using 5 Megapixel Sony DSC-P10 configured with the following settings:
- Flash: Off
- Macro: On - For most cameras there is a button with a flower symbol that indicates macro mode for very close-up pictures
- Focus: Center AF (Auto Focus) - if the camera has this feature, request that it focus only on what is precisely in the center of the viewfinder and ignore everything else, this should help exaggerate a narrow depth-of-field making the drops sharp and the background blurry
- Metering: Spot - this lets the camera adjust the lighting on just the spot that is in the middle of the frame while ignoring other bright lights or dark spots that may be in the periphery of the frame
- White Balance: Automatic
- ISO: Automatic
- Quality: Fine
- Sharpness: High
No additional modifications were made to these photos after they were imported except for the last photo shown here which had the exposure adjusted to be underexposed. This created a darker background for the colors.