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This recording is made​​, that it was a plastic barrel of water. I opened the tap and narrowed it down to the end of the tube, so as to increase the water pressure. I set the camera to macro-five (M) operations, the ISO to 200, and I used the built-in flash.
What do you think of how this could be a better record.
Thanks for the helpful advice.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Jun 2012 - 1:14 PM
Focal Length:34mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
White Balance:Manual
Title:Water Bubbles.
Username:Laslo Laslo
Uploaded:5 Apr 2013 - 10:10 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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Alda
Alda  146 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 12:26 AM

I think this could be good, but would need some processing. I would do a tighter crop and definitely crop out the (finger?) in the top left hand corner and the bucket edge in the bottom left. Grin

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Laslo
Laslo  2 Serbia and Montenegro
6 Apr 2013 - 6:58 AM


Quote: I think this could be good, but would need some processing. I would do a tighter crop and definitely crop out the (finger?) in the top left hand corner and the bucket edge in the bottom left. Grin

Thank you for your opinion. This image can only resize it did not do anything. The opinions after trying to organizing the notices. Otherwise, you would like to receive more information as I have my Nikon D3100's and is now AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55. Hearing'd be shooting some guidance. Letter can be private.
Sincerely Laslo

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Alda  146 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 1:20 PM

Did you have a look at the mods I uploaded? I hope you like them GrinGrin

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paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 2:59 PM

You are at an angle to the bubbles. Thus there is a focus/depth of field issue. Difficult, but you needed the camera on an extending tripod arm pointing straight down at the water so all the bubbles are in the same plane and thus all sharp.

Paul

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pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 7:15 PM

The bubbles form an interesting pattern, Laslo, with several different sizes, and they look good against the dark blue water. Your flash has given them good highlights and has also brightened each circle's edge, giving them clarity and shape.
I agree with Paul about the angle of shooting. The bubbles in the foreground are far more focused than those at the top, simply because they are further away when shooting at this angle.
I also agree with Alda, and think you have too much space around your bubbles. It's a good idea to show some of the water without bubbles within your frame, but I think that all you need is the contrast of bubbled area and flat water area.
So I would suggest taking a much closer shot, trying for an abstract style of image, and filling most of your frame with the bubbles. The viewer doesn't need to know how the bubbles are being formed, or that the water is inside a plastic barrel. All the viewer needs is to be able to appreciate the patterns and highlights created. Images can be improved with a little more consideration to the framing, because if there is too much space surrounding it the emphasis can be lost. Shots that fill the frame with your subject tend to be much more dynamic and show a lot more detail of your subject. Remember the concept of less is more, and avoid unnecessary elements that confuse or are redundant.
I have done a modification where I made a drastic crop, using the bottom right of the image, where the bubbles are in focus. I added canvas to the bottom, introducing some more blue water into the frame, adjusted levels and sharpened.
Pamela.

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Quote: I set the camera to macro-five (M) operations,

I suspect that you're confusing the 'M' setting, which actually means 'manual' with 'macro,' a setting which the D3100 doesn't have.

The closest would be 'close up' from using one of the pre-sets but it's not the same as macro.

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Laslo
Laslo  2 Serbia and Montenegro
6 Apr 2013 - 8:50 PM


Quote: You are at an angle to the bubbles. Thus there is a focus/depth of field issue. Difficult, but you needed the camera on an extending tripod arm pointing straight down at the water so all the bubbles are in the same plane and thus all sharp.

Paul

Thanks for the advice. This can be done that with my left hand I grabbed the water hose to the right hand of the machine. Stand there now, and you can try it.

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Laslo  2 Serbia and Montenegro
6 Apr 2013 - 9:07 PM


Quote: I set the camera to macro-five (M) operations,
I suspect that you're confusing the 'M' setting, which actually means 'manual' with 'macro,' a setting which the D3100 doesn't have.

The closest would be 'close up' from using one of the pre-sets but it's not the same as macro.

The machine gave me instructions CD and I took it from there, changing the mode dial to the case (M, AS, P) and the letter M in the macro. I have indicated that I looked after him for a better compiler and you are right that the manual adjustment. The machine does not have Hungarian menu, and I do not know English, so I am forced to use compilers.
Thanks for the correction

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