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Day 07 Nov 2010: Oil on Water

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Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
7 Nov 2010 12:01AM
Today we want you to photography oil on water . Read how to do it and have a go at creating artistic oil patterns in the water. Post your efforts here soon.

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annaliese e2
10 421 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2010 8:37AM
I have a day off today Smile so am going to have a play around with this. ty
cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
7 Nov 2010 12:32PM
Ok I know I did the piece on this subject but just thought I'd see what happened if I tried using onboard flash. I used a sheet of white card to try and bounce some light back and it's not too bad - a bit of noise removal and sharpening afterwards. I reckon a separate light is better though!

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Leo e2
13 45 9 England
7 Nov 2010 2:34PM
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Leo e2
13 45 9 England
7 Nov 2010 2:38PM
Used a snoot over the off camera flash unit, your onboard flash got me thinking, hot and miss though, tricky holding the flash in one hand the camera in the other and directing the light where it's needed, too lazy to mount the camera on a tripod (g)
cattyal e2
9 6.4k 6 England
7 Nov 2010 3:58PM
Get the tripod out you lazy wotsit and see if you can get right over the drops Smile A constant lightsource is definitely preferable to flash - worth the experiment though!
Leo e2
13 45 9 England
7 Nov 2010 4:14PM
Oohh quite right, your pics prove that...I like to live dangerously though (g)
peterjones e2
12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2010 5:05PM
here's what happens when oil leaks into a harbour:

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