A water crown and paint crown

Discussion in 'Macro Photography' started by Travis F, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Travis F

    Travis F TPF Noob!

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    Just sharing.....

    Are you tired of reading that in my posts yet? LOL

    1 - Water Crown
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    2 - Paint Crown
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    Thanks for looking,
    Travis
     
  2. Travis F

    Travis F TPF Noob!

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    Nothing? Wondering how I can improve....

    Just looking for feedback

    Thanks,
    Travis
     
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    No idea how to do these, so I can't really give you tips, but I think number one looks awesome!
    Good job!
     
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    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would say if youre going to shoot drops and youre going to have the reflection of said drop in your photo, have the whole reflection. Also, get something to cover that on-camera flash! The reflection from that is very distracting. The paint crown could have been very successful, its a shame about all the distracting tectures and swirls, colors, etc all around it. This distracts me from actually keeping my eye on the drop. There's something about the angle that just seems off to me. It might benefit you to get down to drop-level a tad bit more..

    Hope I helped a little. Keep shooting!
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  5. Travis F

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    Step #1 - Turn camera on

    Step #2 - Pray

    All joking aside, thanks for looking and commenting.

    I am trying to figure out how to freeze the outbound droplets. They are tricky little buggers! I have my flash set to FP (high speed synch) mode and the shutter maxed at 1/8000th but the off shoots are always OOF due to motion.

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    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Here's what I mean:

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    Its a terrible edit, but your focus goes directly to the drop.

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    The flash was actually off camera, held directly above the impact point. That part aside, I like your suggestion about getting lower. Maybe that will help minimizing the hot points and also add a little more height to the crown. My wife would only hold the flash for so long, so I couldn't play around too much......

    Thanks for the comments they are appreciated!
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    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I also appologize for editing in the first place. I must have missed that you specified not to do just that. So, I appologize for that. Next time, try bouncing the flash. It works to bounce from the back, either side, or even the ceiling (if its low enough). Ive bounced it off of a tri-fold project board (white) in back, and that worked quite well. If you can get the flash mounted on a tripod, that would be nice too. Looks like a re-shoot is on the horizon. Keep going. Youve found a good starting point!

    :thumbsup:
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    Travis F TPF Noob!

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    No worries with the editing! I'm not too concerned about these shots and need the help!

    Come to think of it, I think that we tried a few with bounced flash off of a tri-fold like you mentioned. We didn't have much succes though, they came out rather dark.
     
  10. Travis F

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    Oops, forgot to mention; the edit looks nice and all but I would rather have selective focus via the lens and not with gaussian blur from PS. That sounds harsh as I read it back, but it's not meant to be at all... I hope you know what I mean :D.

    Travis
     
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    I completely understand what you mean. It was actually surface blur :p

    I would rather have seen selective focus from the lens as well. :p

    Mark
     
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    Harold E sends his regards from the other side!
     

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