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Dance

By leo_ms
One of a coupple of pictures i took yesterday night.

Tags: General Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro

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ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 6:34AM
Great image..
Love to colours and tones..
There a lot of detail..
A cracking image...
Well done...
Dave

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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 6:48AM
Clever work.
sherring 9 46 13 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 8:46AM
My only critique would be to remove that half of a large blob at the top of the image which is distracting.

Nice idea, well shot.

Steve.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.8k 171 England
19 Jan 2012 8:50AM
A stunning image, one I would have been proud to capture! The colours and drops are fantastic.

Were this mine, I think I would be tempted to crop a little off the top (to remove the half drop) and I would also try to remove the slight 'noise' you have on the background. Both minor points and probably just me! Smile
franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
19 Jan 2012 9:43AM
Excellent work.

Ken
perkyjude 5 46 11 England
19 Jan 2012 10:22AM
Incredible capture but I do agree with Karen FB - crop a bit off the top, I would actually take it down to just below the highest pink blob.. , and gently reduce the noise, I would try airbrushing carefully on just the background.
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 1:36PM
Very good work! IB
JackAllTog Plus
8 4.6k 58 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 1:49PM
Excellent.
banehawi Plus
12 1.6k 3617 Canada
19 Jan 2012 4:08PM
Well done image, and a good mod.



Regards

Willie
jamestheboy 7 447 5 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 5:40PM
This is a great looking image I like the way you have done this






james Smile
glsammy 10 205 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 7:08PM
I like the overall image but I do wonder why you shot at ISO 3200 especially as you were using flash? You could have closed the lens down a bit to give better DOF, or perhaps you didn't want this. What I've learnt from trying to do water drops is to use low power flash, 1/64th power is one setting I often use. The flash does the job of freezing the subject without the need for a very high shutter speed. Of course you may be completely aware of this and I've missed the whole point of the shot!Wink
I'm reluctant to be too critical as my lack of artistic ability and knowledge is well knownGrin
I do like the colour mix, it works well. What did you use?
leo_ms 5 Germany
19 Jan 2012 7:29PM
Thank you everyone for the great replies and i just took a similar picture which i will upload as soon as i can.
Maybe explaining some of my intentions to Glsammy, i shot at iso 3200 to get at least a decent dof, although i think this is far from beeing decent. For the lighting i used the flash at 1/128, but not to light the scene, but get reflections in the sculpture. Now for lighting itself i used two 500W oldfashion foto lamps, which i love to use ( they are my mothers old lamps from the 80's ) well this did provide a hell of a lot light, but i didnt think that i could go down with the shutter speed, because i didt want any motion blurr. So thats my explanation for the high ISO, and the small aperture, but as i said i managed o get a picture with a lot less noise, and generally a better picture i think.
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
19 Jan 2012 8:31PM
I'm very impressed.
Not only with the shot, which is excellent, as is the mod: but also with the whole tone of the critique. Pleasant. Well intentioned. Friendly.
Well done to one, and all. Smile
paulbroad 9 123 1130 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 9:34PM
You say this is a sculpture? Looks like coloured water flying about, but not quite right in that respect. The image is effective indeed, and makes the viewer wonder - but I would like to know more. is it liquid, or is it a sculpture? In which case, why are there globules flying about. Your EXIF data is puzzling. You say you used 3200ISO to get a decent depth of field, but used f5.6 with a 200mm which is hardly going to give much depth when this close.

The shutter speed suggests freezing movement. I remain puzzled.

However, despite my confusion, this is a fine interesting image. I would like to know more though.

Paul
leo_ms 5 Germany
19 Jan 2012 9:46PM
Good point you bring up there PaulbroadTongue
i should maybe explain
this i acryllic paint , watered down a little bit, placed on a membrane, which is attached to a pipe, on whichs other end i have attaced a spaker. Now if you play a sound, the membrane will oscillate, and the paint on the membrane will either jump and build struktures, or just fly off. Unfortunatly I dont have a macro lense, with which it would be easier to capture the scene, and i the lense i am usin right now is 70-200 which only allows me to go about 1.2 meters from the subject, thats the reason for the long focal length, and the high ISO.
glsammy 10 205 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 10:22PM

Quote:Good point you bring up there PaulbroadTongue
i should maybe explain
this i acryllic paint , watered down a little bit, placed on a membrane, which is attached to a pipe, on whichs other end i have attaced a spaker. Now if you play a sound, the membrane will oscillate, and the paint on the membrane will either jump and build struktures, or just fly off. Unfortunatly I dont have a macro lense, with which it would be easier to capture the scene, and i the lense i am usin right now is 70-200 which only allows me to go about 1.2 meters from the subject, thats the reason for the long focal length, and the high ISO.



Thank you for that info. Very interesting! I must try something similar.
You really don't need a fast shutter speed though when using flash. I manage to get crisp sharp water droplets using speeds of around 1/250sec, with an aperture of F14-16, only lit by two flash guns set at 1/64. The flash is good enough to freeze the shot.Smile
Here's an example: Water shot: That was actually ISO 200, F14.0 with a shutter speed of 1/250sec.Wink
strokebloke 8 493 17 England
19 Jan 2012 11:30PM

Quote:Here's an example: Water shot:

I'm staggered that you received so few votes and not one single award.
I have never seen anything like that. How on earth did you capture the bowl of flowers in the waterdrop? Magical !!
There must have been some phenomenal shots around in 2007 to take awards away from that shot
glsammy 10 205 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 11:45PM

Quote:Here's an example: Water shot:
I'm staggered that you received so few votes and not one single award.
I have never seen anything like that. How on earth did you capture the bowl of flowers in the waterdrop? Magical !!
There must have been some phenomenal shots around in 2007 to take awards away from that shot



Thank you for your comment. I never get many votes or awards. I assume they get what they deserve!Grin
Seriously, it took hundreds of efforts to get that shot and no matter how hard I try it still takes hundreds to get anything similar!
paulbroad 9 123 1130 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 8:49AM
Thanks for the info. Even more impressive then - I'm jealous. Fine work.

I never worry about votes - constructive comments are nice, but an analysis of the general galleries confirms you need to shoot pretty pictorial scenes - in the main - to get votes. I'm being cynical, but it is the image that counts. Your shot here, rightly, gets many comments and pretty general applause, and it deserves it.

On my hobby horse again - there are many images in the critique section which need firm helpful comment, and get next to nothing. Come on everyone, never mind votes - give good honest comment to those who need it as well as applauding superb photography such as this.

Off hobby horse....

Paul
VERY EXCELLENT.... SHOT

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