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RTDS 8 Cyprus
30 Dec 2010 5:20PM
This one is superb!!
Awsome capture of the drop.
I can imagine your set up to get these captures.

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DiazSprite 5 18 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 5:27PM
That's a great capture, I have some plans to do the same!! Smile
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 5:32PM
Awsome! Perfection in it's simplicity...
Carrie_1 6 2 6 Wales
30 Dec 2010 5:44PM
Superb shot love the colours.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
30 Dec 2010 5:46PM
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.
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
30 Dec 2010 5:57PM
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
30 Dec 2010 6:13PM
Nice splash..One of the best Ive seen....JT
30 Dec 2010 6:20PM
Great shot! Thanks for the info on set up too. It reminds me of a watery toadstool.
Scooby10 6 3 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 7:13PM
Great shot. I must give this a go one day!
francisg 12 705 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 7:46PM
Your patience and perseverance has paid off very well, it is a great shot.
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 8:14PM
Great image Cheryl....even if its not what you anticipated Wink . I'm sure you will get what you are after though Smile
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 8:18PM
brilliant!!! x xx
Ian-Munro 8 200 15 Wales
30 Dec 2010 11:12PM
Now ya getting good at these fair play.
csurry 14 9.2k 92
31 Dec 2010 8:45AM
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.
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
31 Dec 2010 10:29AM

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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