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Project 365-122

31/12/2011 - 4:12 PM



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One third of the way through and hopefully the new year will give me fresh impetus.

Yesterday I tried some water drops after work, they didn't turn out well, more like water drabs. Today I had more time and tried again. I have one or two images I think are ok and this is one of them. I did a little research on the web and was surprised to find that there a couple different methods to do the drops. One method advocated a dark room, a long shutter exposure and manually firing the flash with your finger at the appropriate time. The one I went with was a short exposure time and firing the camera off of a remote release with the flash attached via a flash cord. Low tech with the water in a bag and hanging over the glass dish. The biggest influence on the drops that I found was not so much the height of the fall, but of the amount of water in the bowl. Shallower water = better splash.

I was also surprised to learn of the kits you could buy to assist in the taking of the pictures, they ain't cheap!

Anyway here's the pic and I added some food colouring to the water for effect.

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Tags: D300s, Project 365, Water drop

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96032 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2011 - 7:56 PM

Not bad at all Smile I've not tried the long exposure method but depending on how dark the room was I'd have thought it was tricky to see what the drops were doing!

I too have seen all the goodies for doing this kind of stuff and I'll make do with cheap method!

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