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Expresso pls

By Sillu
I shot this with the softbox

Tags: General Water Drops drops of

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franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2017 10:02AM
Very good.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2017 12:35PM
Very good effect, beautifully done!
Isabel GrinGrin
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1699 England
13 Jun 2017 5:14PM
A lovely idea, and the lighting is good. I can't imagine how you got the water to form the globules...

There are a couple of problems, though, and they are the kind of thing that happens when you are working very hard on some technical issues. In the circumstances it's easy to lose sight of some of the basics.

Here, you've cropped too tight below the saucer and the flow of the water drops isn't vertical which is rather unsettling - even if the water wasn't falling vertically.

For still life subjects it's usually a good idea to use quite a long zoom setting. It allows you more freedom with lighting without hte camera getting in the way, and usually gives better perspective. In this picture the cup and saucer look slightly skewed.
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4163 Canada
13 Jun 2017 6:03PM
Nice idea and quite good. I agree with the comments bu dudler.

Mod loaded.

I wonder if you meant Espresso, as in coffee? then using coffee, or a solution coloured like coffee might be worth a try?

paulbroad 13 131 1289 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2017 1:37PM
As John says. You are using a soft box, so flash? If so, why 1/30 sec? For this type of subject you need a very fast shutter speed which a burst of flash can, in effect,give you. You also need the lighting more towards the back coming forward to add sparkle to the liquid and add impact.

In short, you need a bit more contrast and impact to lift the image.

mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2267 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2017 5:41PM
Technically very good, but I opened it thinking Why? Why water, why overflowing into the saucer...

Use strong black coffee, don't let the cup overflow. I'd love to see the results if you try that.

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