My first try at the stereotypical water drops!!!!

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  1. john3eblover

    john3eblover TPF Noob!

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    took me lots of tries to get even these, and i'm not using the best lens, so these aren't exactly full frame... i wish they were though. some day maybe when i get a macro lens.

    anyway, not exactly satisfied with the lighting setup or with how they turned out, but i figured i'd just post my first results and see if any of you helpful people had tips on how to improve them :) i can't seem to get past f5.6, i would like to be using f8 though. any comments are appreciated (in fact i'm going to keep bumping this until i get 5 responses other than my own :) )

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    The last two are awesome! I like the green water. These look a little more "magical" than the other stereotypical water droplet!
     
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    Cool shots, I love the green on the second one. The texture of the water in the last one is really nice as well :thumbup: What technique are you using to get these shots, any special equipment? And what's the shutter speed?
     
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    thanks guys.

    i'm using a most ridiculous, home made set up you've ever seen. i am almost embarassed to say. but basically, its a small blue dish, and i used different colors of construction paper in the background so the background would be blurred but in a good color. the flash seems to limit the shutter speed to 1/200th, so thats what its at usually. i think these were all at something awful like f/5 and ISO1600 or 800. I've figured out a better setup that lets me do ISO 400 and better apertures like f/8 and f/11, so if i get some better ones, i'll post those. Also, i'm using a program called "neat image" to clean up the noise in the pictures. It works really well

    this is fun but frustrating. i think the hardest part is timing the drop correctly.
     
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    aaaand...bump
     
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    The green one is ridiculous! Hey your set up is working, so don't be embarrassed at all :p. Well done :wink:
     
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    hi John

    nice for a first try.

    won't you PM me , and tell me about your flash and camera settings. would like to see if i can give some advice.

    otherwise post here and PM me to remind me to come and look at the thread. Then I can reply here.

    Hanno
     
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    I really like these, especially the green one. The lighting on them is a bit dark though. You can take them into a photo program (Photoshop or PSP) and lighten them up a bit if you want. Other than that, I think they turned out VERY well. Good job :)
     
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    oh i've done quite a bit to them in photoshop, believe me. they aren't extremely dark to me, maybe its your monitor
     
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    I like the darkness of the water. It gives it the appeal in my eyes. Maybe if the back half of the water had a little light but you still managed to keep the front dark it'd look nice. I really like the green one. The blue in it is unreal.
     
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    Love the green one especially, but also the last blue one. The top one appears a touch darker to me and doesn't quite have the same feeling to it. Great job!

    Rob
     

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