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Was trying out a new theory today, but did not work quite as anticipated, however, another step forward as it was easy to work out what was wrong.

So another period of set building before those drops come to fruition, so here is one from the current setup.

Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:85mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Red Drop
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:30 Dec 2010 - 5:12 PM
Tags:Collision, Flash, Flash / lighting, Red, Reflection, Water drop
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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
30 Dec 2010 - 5:20 PM

This one is superb!!
Awsome capture of the drop.
I can imagine your set up to get these captures.
Robert

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DiazSprite
30 Dec 2010 - 5:27 PM

That's a great capture, I have some plans to do the same!! Smile
Marius

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 - 5:32 PM

Awsome! Perfection in it's simplicity...

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2010 - 5:44 PM

Superb shot love the colours.
Caroline

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2010 - 5:46 PM

Thanks all.

Thanks Wolfy for the GEA.

A few more to upload over the next week or so. I do want to change the lighting a bit, but I also have another couple of ideas to experiment with, so will have to see how the results turn out.

Setup is very simple. An oven dish, the dark grey/black kind. Filled to the brim. Light from behind provided by two flashguns (light from behin gives most defined reflection). Two different coloured gels give the graduated background. Each flashgun set at 1/32 output to freeze the action.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2010 - 5:57 PM

Nicely done Cheryl,I see you are still striving for perfection...hat's off to you.
Thanks for the explanation too,I'm sure it will help some folk on here trying to get even close to this.....all I get is wet wet wet Wink

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TONKSPHOTO
30 Dec 2010 - 6:13 PM

Nice splash..One of the best Ive seen....JT

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carbonbianchi
30 Dec 2010 - 6:20 PM

Great shot! Thanks for the info on set up too. It reminds me of a watery toadstool.

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Scooby10
Scooby10  4 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 - 7:13 PM

Great shot. I must give this a go one day!
Peter

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francisg
francisg  10703 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2010 - 7:46 PM

Your patience and perseverance has paid off very well, it is a great shot.

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Steve_S e2 Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2010 - 8:14 PM

Great image Cheryl....even if its not what you anticipated Wink . I'm sure you will get what you are after though Smile
Steve

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lianna
lianna  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2010 - 8:18 PM

brilliant!!! x xx

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Ian-Munro  7200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2010 - 11:12 PM

Now ya getting good at these fair play.

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2010 - 8:45 AM

Thanks all.

I think these images are a key indication of what I was trying to say about there are always improvements to be made. I have lots of ideas but so far most are based on what I have seen elsewhere. Finding that inspiration on ePZ would be better.

This is my main ongoing project which I revisit when the weather is poor as it is at the moment, making any nature photography almost impossible even with the D3s.

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318739 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2010 - 10:29 AM


Quote: Finding that inspiration on ePZ would be better.

I think I might revisit the original challenge concept.
It was really easy. This pic goes up as a "best" example of a "capped" water drop. We then challenge people to do better. They each post but this stays on top as best...and then someone comes along with one that's better and it knocks yours off. You then have new material to aspire to and an incentive to shoot a better version. In principle it's perfect. All the top pictures appear in "The Gallery of Excellence" and only one of each. All the rest are hidden behind the best. We end up with a gallery of the very best of everything from specific shots of specific subjects to general shots.

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