A droplet!

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  1. PachelbelsCanon350D

    PachelbelsCanon350D TPF Noob!

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    I finally caught some. LOL. The most cliche shot ever. I can't wait to try for more interesting, weird ones when I get my 50mm.

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    Cliche, yes. Totally awesome? Heck yes!
     
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    A cliche.. but an amazing one at that! I love how at the top of the drop, the white and black 'switch' places! Amazing Annika!
     
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    Nice shot.... it may be cliche but at least you know that its probably impossible for anyone to get the same shot ever again, haha.
     
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    nicely done, i like how the droplet is very crisp and focused! :thumbup:
     
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    nice one.....:thumbup:
    so far I didn't try it myself but i am quite interested in...
    So, would you mind sharing your settings..? :blushing:

    Thanks
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    You said allready you were going to try this.
    Nice work and welcome to the 'we shot a droplet group' ;)
     
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    i love these droplet shots...well done!
     
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    Very cool. Well done.:thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks everyone! Hmm, as for my settings:

    Canon 350D
    No flash
    lens at 55.0mm
    Lens: cheapo!! EF 28-80 II
    Shutter: 800
    Aperture: f/5.0
    ISO: 400

    I set a black bowl on a large white sheet, placed a 100 watt bulb w/ metal reflective shade right behind it (looking at me) with a sheet of vellum in front to diffuse. Then another 100 watt bulb with metal shade, off to the side to light it up a bit. I think next time I will try placing some brightly colored objects around the bowl, so the droplet picks them up and they show up inside it. I will also play with food coloring, although last night's attempts with food coloring were suboptimal. :confused: I will also use my external flash with a diffuser, to add even more light. I figured out after my failed attempts last week, that it's all about LIGHT! :) And I still need even more. This is a b/w conversion but the real thing turned quite yellow; I'd also like my shutter speed about twice as fast as I had it. So I'll experiment some more, and I'll also get much sharper results with the f/1.8 55mm....which I am ordering TODAY :D...so I can let in more light and boost that shutter speed even more.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very cool. Sooner or later, I must try this once again. I have tried to do it before with a borrowed cheap digital camera, but the results were far, farer, farthest from satisfactory. I'll have to take the "no flash"-attempt, too, so thank you for describing how you did this in all this detail.
     
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    Very interesting lighting makes this stand out above other shots of a similar ilk. Amazing you got it so sharp with no flash. Good work :thumbup:
     

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