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Dunking Apples

By NDODS    
"Something that we have all probably had a go at or seen in photographic magazines?"

The set up was pretty straight forwards consisting of: Two Studio Lamps in order to provide the illumination. A simple black velvet backdrop. A polished black table. A large square vase filled with water. Camera sat on a tripod. My camera was set to Tv (Shutter Priority Mode) This allowed me to be in perfect control of my Shutter Speed, which was set at 1/250 second, whilst the camera sought a suitable aperture. ISO 100 was used to ensure the maximum quality, whilst I used High Speed Continuous to achieve batches of three or more images. "Hope you like?"

Whilst in jabbering moded, I would like to thank you all for your most welcomed comments and votes following yesterdays upload 'Full Frontal'

I hope that you all have a great day ahead, for me it is a quiet morning followed by an afternoon at the Royal British Legion.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Water Apples Capturing Vases Bobbing Dunking Sports and action

Voters: SUE118, CarolG, gazlowe and 106 more

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SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 7:27AM
I like this alot and it's a very clever image.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
17 Oct 2012 7:29AM
You've been having some fun, Nathan Grin. An excellent quartet of captures, perfectly displayed. Carol
gazlowe 8 8 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 7:32AM
I like this alot displayed perfectly
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.6k 158 England
17 Oct 2012 7:45AM
Creative and expertly done, Nathan.

cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Oct 2012 7:48AM
such artistry..wish I had your patience Smile
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 7:57AM
If that was me I would have had water everywhere and not obtained even one shot! Excellent image Nathan.
fentiger 19 920 24 England
17 Oct 2012 7:59AM
Fascinating and well executed photographic exercise.

annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
17 Oct 2012 8:03AM
Really outstanding. I must admit that I first thought it was a crab apple for the size.
Was there a big mess afterwards?
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 8:22AM
Fantastic shot Nathan, superb detail and light, excellent timing too, I really like this a lot SmileSmileSmile, have a great day, sun is shining for a change here hope it is with you SmileSmileSmile

jdinne 17 16 England
17 Oct 2012 8:26AM
Brilliant Nathan another fine example of your great creativeness. First class photography.

17 Oct 2012 8:28AM
Excellent work Nathan, a super image,
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
17 Oct 2012 8:32AM
Certainly captured well Nathan.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
17 Oct 2012 8:40AM
Good of you to tell the method of capture, Nathan, which has worked so very well, and displaying all the images in this way is an excellent idea.
17 Oct 2012 9:02AM
Great shotsSmile x
Richsr 13 91 223 England
17 Oct 2012 9:02AM
Well captured squence and well put together image Nathan.
Like it
Regards Richard
Tibetan 8 3 England
17 Oct 2012 9:03AM
Excellent Nathan never tried it! but after this I'm tempted to have a go, a lot of myfinepix members have done these but this! is the best I have seen! have a good day, take care, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
17 Oct 2012 9:19AM
Ah ! The creative artist was busy again letting the creative genius flow ! I love what you have done here Nathan - an excellent set of images. Just one on its own would already constitute a worthy masterpiece Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 9:27AM

Quote:The set up was pretty straight forward

Love that... Your definition of straight forward might differ from mine!
Quite amazing, and way beyond anything that I could ever imagine having the patience to do!
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 9:35AM
Clever .... for sure
and makes for a great image
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
17 Oct 2012 9:38AM
I'm glad to see that I managed to pip Barbara to bring up your RC award Nathan. You've executed this concept perfectly and your creative juices are really starting to flow.
17 Oct 2012 10:12AM
Excellent image Nathan,
17 Oct 2012 10:15AM
A beautifully constructed image of the apples bouncing in the water. Great skill in doing this properly.

saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
17 Oct 2012 10:21AM
Fantastic and great shot and ideee indeed,love it.
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
17 Oct 2012 11:29AM
Can only stand back and admire both this wonderful and colourful image and your skills!

Herge88 Plus
13 40 6 England
17 Oct 2012 11:34AM
Very well done and nicely presented.

Best Matt
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 11:56AM
This looks superb and what a good idea to set camera on Continuous
to obtain several different images without setting up too often!
The red apple is great in an almost mono image.
KeithPage 13 698 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 12:03PM
Great fun doing this kind of shot - really good sequence montage. GrinGrinGrinGrin

User_Removed 11 80 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 12:05PM
Fefe Plus
9 54 36 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 12:08PM
Excellent stuff Nathan! Bet that was funGrinGrin
debu 11 India
17 Oct 2012 12:20PM
Excellently presented.
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
17 Oct 2012 12:59PM
Excellent work Nathan.
And I too admire your patience !!
luckybry 11 3 Scotland
17 Oct 2012 1:08PM
reaqly good work Nathan
17 Oct 2012 1:13PM
a lot of work and thought gone into this Nathan and the end result is excellent fine work a pleasure to view

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
17 Oct 2012 1:16PM
Each one of these falling apples would be a super shot, Nathan, but presenting us with four like this is four times better! Brilliant work, love it Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 1:38PM
Very appropriate for the time of year Nathan - and very well set up and taken. A fun and fascinating image.
danbrann 16 640 17
17 Oct 2012 2:07PM
A master at work. Excellent Nathan. I have just set it all up to try it then realised we have no apples. It doesn't work as well with bananas..............
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 2:15PM
Blooming brilliant Nathan!
never tried this..and know would not work for me!
canonfan 10 7 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 3:37PM
This is fantastic work Nathan. Hope you have a good afternoon at the RBL
Brian65 11 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 3:49PM
Your the expert Nathan, fantastic work.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
17 Oct 2012 4:33PM
A most interesting experiment, well presented!
17 Oct 2012 6:06PM
Brilliant stuff Nathan, and even though I've seen this type of image before, you still manage to put your mark on it, well done.

John Smile
ali63 9 790 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 6:19PM
A master piece, you are very talented Nathan ,keep up the good work
regards Ali,
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 6:21PM
wonderful shot my friend seen this many times in mags but never had a go myself i might just tryi it one of these times
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 6:24PM
Brilliant work here Nathan.

fificat100 9 5 2 Scotland
17 Oct 2012 6:32PM
Clever Nathan has done it again!Grin A brilliant montage with the journey of the falling apple. Superb work by a master.SmileSmileSmile
exposure Plus
16 6.0k United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 6:35PM
Brilliant detail , light & colour Nathan...& brilliant information.
Well put together Nathan, good idea works very well indeed. Congrats on all the awards it's a job well done.

basith_am 8 7 Sri Lanka
17 Oct 2012 6:54PM
Excellent detail
creative shot....
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 7:05PM
Zany and technically superb, in other words typically Nathan. GrinGrin

Philip_H Plus
9 1.5k United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 7:18PM
Great set of captures, well put together for a very pleasing sequence.

UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 8:13PM
Fantastic work Nathan, great series them!!

Apologies for my absence again, I've been awaiting Lorna returning to work...which she has done so this evening.

Humblebee 8 1 England
17 Oct 2012 8:32PM
Bet you're feeling really chuffed Nathan, as well you should be - absolute genius ... Carol GrinGrinGrin
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
17 Oct 2012 8:33PM
A Brilliant idea Nathen
17 Oct 2012 8:42PM
Huge number of awards have said all!Smile
Regards Valery
MalcolmM Plus
15 1.6k 5 Scotland
17 Oct 2012 8:46PM
Different & excellent
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 8:55PM
Never tried this but good to read how it was achieved, full of admiration for your talent
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
17 Oct 2012 9:03PM
Hellish fast camera and well suited to this type of shots,once borrowed my sons.Well done .
pdcche 10 4 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 9:12PM
A nice panorama of your feat to produce this lovely image Nathan, Peter..
17 Oct 2012 9:54PM
OH YESSSS!!!! We do like it Nathan. We like it very much. Superb. Don
User_Removed 8 4 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 9:57PM
very clever wish I had the imagination- bet you could get some good pictures down the British Legion?
17 Oct 2012 9:58PM
An apple-one a day! Not only like it, I just LOOOOOOOOVE it, NathanSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile!!!!! AniaWink
Ayoob 9 Australia
18 Oct 2012 7:02AM
BRILLIANT SHOT ..........GrinGrinGrin
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
18 Oct 2012 7:40AM
Great series -- all in the same image. Very nice.
Oh my gosh..... What a wonderful image! Very well done!

Charlie x
BarbaraR 14 956 1 England
18 Oct 2012 11:20AM
Aren't you clever and skillful !
Super, very arty, well done Nathan.

prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
18 Oct 2012 1:38PM
This is a great learning. Thanks for sharing.
18 Oct 2012 9:00PM


Elaine x
RobinF 14 83 1 England
18 Oct 2012 10:27PM
Totally awesome piece of work Nathan, you really have a great photographic talent.

- Robin
bobsblues 11 10 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 10:49PM
Nearly missed this one Nathan brilliant work love it and what patience you have .SmileSmile
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
20 Oct 2012 11:16PM
Now here's somyhing I fancy giving a bash,
Being the gentleman you are settings to guide me towards a bit of fun,,Wink
Nicely laid out instructions and very well presented piece,


I'm back after another look,,how about putting all the shots so the glass is hidden as much as possible then it would look like one shot of six appels if you get me,,,,just a thought,,
troosers 8 2 Scotland
15 Nov 2012 8:16PM
Brilliant, not just a picture, its ART. absolute belter.

Donald. Smile

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