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While I enjoy the "Splash" shots that others have done, I wanted to go beyond the colous that can be achieved, and bring out more, hence striving for a background. Oh, and the balancing drop was just luck. Well, maybe not, I took 350 shot in this session.

Camera:Canon EOS 10D
Lens:Sigma 28-135
Recording media:Digital 6.1 Mpixel
Title:Balance
Username:richar34 richar34
Uploaded:24 Feb 2004 - 11:05 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro
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strawman
strawman  1021997 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2004 - 11:08 PM

What a photo. Impressive close up and the colours are great.

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Timecatcher
24 Feb 2004 - 11:09 PM

WOW!!! What sharpness you've acheive with awesome colors to go with. This is really nice. I've seen a lot of water drop shot and I can honestly say this is one of the best. Welcome to Ephotozine abd a Great way for you too to start your portfolio.
Pat

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pjc1882
pjc1882  10
24 Feb 2004 - 11:10 PM

brilliant!

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ruzzi
ruzzi  10
24 Feb 2004 - 11:11 PM

Wow!!!Really,really great!

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les parkinson
24 Feb 2004 - 11:16 PM

Perfect. Iv'e been thinking about buying a 10D. I think you have just made up my mind.

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Steel
Steel  11
24 Feb 2004 - 11:20 PM

OMG this is fantastic, so striking

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john short
john short  1025 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Feb 2004 - 11:27 PM

great image, really excellent, well done

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mad-dogs
mad-dogs  122201 forum posts England
24 Feb 2004 - 11:29 PM

Cracking shot. Do you use an IR trigger or just fire the shutter when you think it is right?

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Feb 2004 - 11:30 PM

Amazing shot! I have several water shots in my portfolio, all well focused etc...but they don't have the watery shine and reflection that you have achieved here...well if this aint EC material then I don't know what is.

Rob

P.S. Please tell me your secret :o)

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2004 - 11:42 PM

EC in the offing, methinks. Excellent first upload, Eric. Welcome to ephotozine. Smile

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139385 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2004 - 11:44 PM

350 shots, eh? Well the hard work certainly paid off. Just as well you were using a digicam and not a film one. Lol!!

Well done! Smile

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belerophon
belerophon  11156 forum posts
24 Feb 2004 - 11:44 PM

ec award--got to be

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autumnsky
autumnsky  10 United States1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2004 - 11:48 PM

Very nicely done, you have my click. I love your angle of approach and the sheen on the water. I did one similar a few months back. They are a lot of fun, especially when you nail it... which you certainly have done.

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richar34
richar34  10
24 Feb 2004 - 11:52 PM

Thanks to everyone for the comments on my first posting, it's appreciated.
BTW
Mad Dogs - Timing, it's just luck!
Atlas 30 - Er...it just happened like that!

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vfr400
vfr400  12886 forum posts
25 Feb 2004 - 12:01 AM

Stunning first post, I would have thought this would have great commercial value.
chris

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Feb 2004 - 12:03 AM

I meant set up lighting etc :o) cheers Eric.

Rob

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declanh
declanh  10112 forum posts
25 Feb 2004 - 12:05 AM

Oi! richar34 ... haven't I seen you someplace before?

Great shot Eric, clarity, sharpness and form are all spot on.

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ronr
ronr  10 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2004 - 12:07 AM

Simply fantastic picture, I agree with the others, this must surely receive an EC award.
Ron.

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cozzie
cozzie  1056 forum posts Northern Ireland
25 Feb 2004 - 12:17 AM

What a picture, picture perfect. Superb

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 10442 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2004 - 12:27 AM

Bloody brilliant mate - nuff said

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notabimbo
notabimbo  10
25 Feb 2004 - 12:40 AM

Very impressive, I love it.

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Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2004 - 1:18 AM

Very effective shot!

One of the "Must look ats"

Just Jas

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G3
G3  11 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2004 - 1:50 AM

Perfect--- the only word that fits

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billma
billma  10119 forum posts United States
25 Feb 2004 - 3:40 AM

I would have said one in a million. 350 just isn't that bad. Beautiful.

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jlwilliams1979
25 Feb 2004 - 5:12 AM

wonderful photo. click

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stevie
stevie e2 Member 101198 forum postsstevie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2004 - 6:57 AM

This is brilliant. What a first upload! Not only the best 'water droplet' shot I've seen here but IMHO also one of the very best of all shots. Very much look forward to seeing more of your stuff. Steve

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naturenut
naturenut  111801 forum posts England
25 Feb 2004 - 8:28 AM

Brilliant.
Margaret.

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tigertot
tigertot  1136 forum posts England
25 Feb 2004 - 8:53 AM

Awesome! Great capture, one of the best water pictures I've seen (not that the others are bad!) Surely an award for this!?

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steing
steing  10 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2004 - 9:02 AM

Cracking shot. Well Done.
Steve

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ignius
ignius  10
25 Feb 2004 - 9:12 AM

very good

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lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014006 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2004 - 9:27 AM

Supurb, best shot of this type I've ever seen. click.

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warb
warb  10839 forum posts
25 Feb 2004 - 9:56 AM

stunning, click. hav an awarb too for all its worth :o)

*congratulations, this photo has received a warb award.

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mule
mule  1068 forum posts
25 Feb 2004 - 9:58 AM

Is that the reflection of the bath I can see in the drop? Great shot, well done. *click*

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2004 - 10:18 AM

Patience paid off. Fantastic picture! Worth the 350 other shots to get this one. Any more to upload? Look forward to seeing more.

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edz2001
edz2001  11513 forum posts
25 Feb 2004 - 10:32 AM

Excellent picture and spot on timing, really worth all the work that went into it!

Ed.

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aworan
aworan  10145 forum posts
25 Feb 2004 - 10:55 AM

Sweet!!!

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Gary_Williams
25 Feb 2004 - 11:03 AM

Awesome.

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110152 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2004 - 12:06 PM

Welcome to the site. This is a superb shot. You have proved, yet again, that genius is 99% hard work and the critical 1% pure inspiration. A well deserved EC, I just can't wait to see what the next 3 from 1000 shots will show us. You have set yourself (and the rest of us) one heck of a standard to follow!

Brian

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flossie
flossie  101557 forum posts
25 Feb 2004 - 12:08 PM

What a fantastic picture, well done.
350 to get it though ...that's got to be a good argument for the digital v film discussions (and there have been many!!)

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vince
vince  1048 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Feb 2004 - 1:07 PM

Perfection!!!! Click!

Vince

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noseprints
noseprints  10576 forum posts
25 Feb 2004 - 3:28 PM

that's incredible! so, how did you get the background?

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sivakumar_m_maniam

All the hardwork paid off ! Great shot, unbelievable but its true. The colour, the tone, etc. are prefect. definately deserve the award. Congratulations !

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2004 - 5:07 PM

Can't say any more - so have just clicked for this.

Fab shot!!

Paul.

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leesearle
leesearle  1030 forum posts
25 Feb 2004 - 8:07 PM

quality

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noseprints
noseprints  10576 forum posts
25 Feb 2004 - 8:35 PM

just so stunning. i've never seen anything so sharp. like someone turned up the sharpness on my monitor. what a moment you caught. good thing you weren't using film...

i keep checking back to see if you will share your secret about what you used a background.

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den2il
den2il  10203 forum posts England
25 Feb 2004 - 9:30 PM

Could you please post the rest of your photos on another web site please because I'm jealous - only joking! You've made my boring day in to a happy one. BRILLIANT.

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phillruddy
phillruddy  10
25 Feb 2004 - 9:44 PM

great shot - more please...

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richar34
richar34  10
25 Feb 2004 - 11:40 PM

Folks,

What can I say, I'm staggered by the response. I knew it was a nice shot, but didn't know it would have this much impact, not get an editor's award!

How did I do it?

- Blue Washing Up Bowl, brim full.
- Towel to catch overspill!
- Water is dropped from a container, so flows at regular intervals, and more importantly lands on same spot each time.
- 1 Flashgun, on camera.
- 3 spare hours.....Wink
Trial and error. Some times you get the shot, sometimes you get flat water. IT's digital...just repeat until bored, or your flash batteries run out!

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synaesthesia
26 Feb 2004 - 11:22 AM

Simply stunning.

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tandav
tandav  10
26 Feb 2004 - 8:25 PM

As above - all of them!!
David

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redseven
redseven  1030 forum posts
27 Feb 2004 - 1:52 AM

Amazing image!

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craggy
craggy  10
27 Feb 2004 - 2:57 PM

I've known this chap for a long long time and I'm not used to massaging his ego Wink

This picture, and indeed set of images are stunning. I've yet to post any of mine so I'm off now to cry into my gadget bag.

Great work folks
Craggy.

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focused-photography

The best what i have seen from this.

*click*

Carsten

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wzemanek
wzemanek  10
29 Feb 2004 - 9:11 PM

Absolutely amazing!
Wolfgang

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richshep
richshep  12 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2004 - 10:07 PM

Fantastic shot and I don't mean to be taking away any of your credit when I say that this is a great use of digital camera. Can you imagine the cost of film trying to capture this perfection? Brilliant, well done.

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billyji
billyji  11 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2004 - 10:04 AM

Great picture

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julesm
julesm e2 Member 101698 forum postsjulesm vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2004 - 10:11 PM

Sheer brilliance

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n.towndrow
n.towndrow  10
5 Mar 2004 - 11:42 AM

Delicious photography!

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stuart1
stuart1  10
8 Mar 2004 - 5:25 PM

Yup ... can't say more than the others have already.

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mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
14 Mar 2004 - 3:39 PM

Hmmmm. Excellent. I like it a lot, and would have this on my wall for sure!
Matt :click:

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dotpix
dotpix  10 Pakistan
8 Apr 2004 - 9:09 PM

Its amazing.. and its great shot... wow... first when I saw in thumbnail I thougt that it'll be bullet but.. Smile Click!

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naturecapture
27 Apr 2004 - 11:14 AM

this site is only for orignal pics which take from DIGICAM..not for those pics who design in graphics software...understand...next time dont upload this type of pics....

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n.groves
n.groves  10290 forum posts
4 May 2004 - 10:14 PM

Tons of patience paid off eh! would cost me a fortune to try to get this with my film camera...yep...digital i suppose has a place.

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2004 - 8:05 AM

Beautiful shot
Jim

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25 May 2004 - 9:01 AM

Terrific.

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messhai
messhai  9 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2004 - 11:04 AM

Cracking shot! Love the strong blue and the perfect timing of the shot! Congrats on the EC!

Smile Ade

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