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Crowning glory or spalsh down?, I look forward to seeing which you think best describes these images.

I havn't had a lot of time to get out in the daylight to take any new shots, so thought last night I would try my hand at indoor macro work, and in particular, capturing water drops.

I have posted three versions here tonight, at various stages of the splash, v1 just as the drop hit's the water and forms the crown, v2 as the colunm of water reaches up from the surface and starts to seperate, and v3 as the seperation comes leaving a drop almost suspended in mid air.

Taken in the spare bedroom, with water dropped into a beer glass, blue card behind to act as a background, flash fired off camera.
Only work in PS was to clear up a few dust spots (hope I got them all) and to gives levels a small boost, then a crop and frame added.

I will be very interested to see your thoughts.

Many thanks

Phil

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Title:Crowning Glory?
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:31 Jan 2009 - 7:33 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Droplet, General, Macro, Specialist / abstract, Splash, Water drop
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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 9496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 7:37 PM

Brilliant, I love these. You could have uploaded these separately cos they're all strong enough in their own right.
Great work.
Geoff.

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G73photography
31 Jan 2009 - 7:39 PM

super sharpness. the colour set it off a treat, i think v1 has the edge for me closely followed by v2. G

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User_Removed
31 Jan 2009 - 7:42 PM

Lovely well executed set.. a little more attention to those pesky dust bunnies though Smile

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 7:42 PM

Superb work

Stace

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 7133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 7:43 PM


Quote: Lovely well executed set.. a little more attention to those pesky dust bunnies though

Damn!!! thought I had them all.

Thanks Barrie

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KevSB
KevSB  101390 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 7:45 PM

all well done, my pref would be number 1

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SootyNicko
31 Jan 2009 - 7:47 PM

I agree with Geoffrey, three very strong shots. Great colours, very well taken

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User_Removed
31 Jan 2009 - 7:49 PM

Superb work.. great examples to all who love these

Dave

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Iain_C
Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 7:54 PM

Crowning glory and V1 for me, fantastic shot well done

Iain

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cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 85794 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 7:59 PM

Oh you make it sound so simple - I've yet to manage a decent splash shot - time to try again.....

I think V2 is my favourite

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 8:05 PM

Think you've done really well here Phil!

Rgds
Paul

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iancam
iancam  5 England
31 Jan 2009 - 8:10 PM

Superb images
Ian

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK e2 Member 571 forum postsTerryMcK vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 8:24 PM

A superb project, each image finely detailed & well taken.
Terry

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PhotoSnapper
31 Jan 2009 - 8:26 PM

Great work ! lovely and clear
V2 is my favourite.

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 797 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 8:26 PM

Beautiful images.
Sylvia

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piccy
piccy  7 Wales
31 Jan 2009 - 8:30 PM

Three beautiful shots, must try this some day.
Freda

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stevenb
stevenb e2 Member 10260 forum postsstevenb vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 8:41 PM

Good work well captured

Bill

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
31 Jan 2009 - 8:52 PM

Grabs the eye's

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SoulOfNature
31 Jan 2009 - 9:40 PM

These are brilliant,very good macro work ,can't choose a favorite ,all are stunning.

Jean x

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terry_cavner
31 Jan 2009 - 9:42 PM

Stunning !!!

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jayjay52
jayjay52  5 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2009 - 10:07 PM

Really eyecatching shots. Particularly like v.2.
Jenny

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RogBrown
RogBrown e2 Member 72987 forum postsRogBrown vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 10:08 PM

Brilliant stuff Phil. How did you time the flash?
Rog

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bfgstew
bfgstew  7668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 10:15 PM

All 3 are brilliant Phil, super stuff mate. Would like to see some more?
Stewart

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61581 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom572 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 10:50 PM

V2 is awesome, worth an award on its own, 3 of the best of this type i have seen, really like v2 though
Phil

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 7133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2009 - 11:02 PM

Thank you all.
Rog, timing of the flash was down to a lot of trial and error.

Took a lot of shots with the drop at different hieights then reviewed the lcd to see the effect, then basically tried to replicate the best time over and over again,

a lot of misses, but happy with what I got.

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MRSbiscuit60
31 Jan 2009 - 11:18 PM

So many different shapes to capture with water droplets. These are fantastic, well done. Trish

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KangaGal
KangaGal  563 forum posts Australia
1 Feb 2009 - 12:01 AM

This is just brilliant work. Love V1 the best and every time I look at V2 I see a dolphin rising from the depths with a ball balanced! You make it sound so easy - the blue card has given this tremendous colour. I do not see any signs of dust. Superb work (again!)
Jenny

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2009 - 5:14 AM

A fantastic set of image, Phil, V.2 is my fave, looks like a dolphin playing with a huge ball! Carol

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 - 5:38 AM

3 Smashing images,brilliantly captured.
Dave

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digitall
digitall  7238 forum posts Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2009 - 10:16 AM

As you say these are done without using a timing device (manual).
No2 Is very good, it is extremely difficult to get the timing right at this stage of the drop when you are doing it manually. also in shot two, I would clone out the blown highlight as well as the reds and yellows at the of the glass.
The other shots are quite good as well.
O and get rid of all dust bunnies.


Allan

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maratsuikka
1 Feb 2009 - 1:03 PM

fantastic set,v2 for me

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2009 - 1:08 PM

Is there no end to your talent Phil, birds, butterflies etc and now this, wonderful stuff.
Geoff.

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2009 - 3:44 PM

V1 is terrific Phil and was a good choice as the lead shot

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Stunning shots, V2 for me.
Scott

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2009 - 7:36 PM

Great set Phil

Jon

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 72322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2009 - 8:37 PM

Different and very good Phil.Number 2 best.
Tom.

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 62052 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2009 - 8:54 PM

I'm very inspired, these shots are superb.

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SRC15
SRC15  5 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2009 - 10:27 PM

Wow, Nicely done, i was quite pleased with my shots till i seen these, V2 and 3 for me


Stuu

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bearmtn e2 Member 6bearmtn vcard United States
9 Feb 2009 - 12:41 PM

Very Nice, Great work

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Bonico  4 Romania
31 Aug 2010 - 9:40 PM

Great work, all three V!
Bogdan

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