My version of water drops

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  1. Layspeed

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    Being bored and somewhat inspired by the recent water drops, I'd thought I'd give it a shot. I didn't use a tray or colored backgrounds. Instead, I conveniently found a slightly rusty milk can outside. I didn't have any charged batteries for my SB400 so I just made due with my pop-up flash (which gave me a bad reflection off the can! :blushing:) I like the effect of the rusty can more than the water drop itself :lol:
    Shot with D90 and 18-105kit lens @ 105mm
    Aperature: F/10-F18
    Shutter Speed: 1/200sec
    Manual mode
    I took a little over 200 shots in about 45 min. I kept 24. Some on a tripod, some hand held sitting on the ground. These were for fun, but C&C always welcomed. :D

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    I tried the same thing today and by the look of yours I should have used a tripod too. I love the clarity in these and the rusty can.
     
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    Thanks, for the lower perspective shots, I handheld those...so it's doable. Why not post your photos up so we can see?
     
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    Good job! Love the background also. It's not so hard is it? Dont even need a Macro haha
     
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    Here is mine. I'm pretty excited about how well it turned out being it was my first time and all. I am dying for a macro lens too. I need to get a dropper to instead of trying to poor it.
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    Not difficult at all really..just takes practice and luck with the timing! I'm sure results would be better with a macro lens though.

    You tried to pour it? :lmao: AND take a picture at the same time? There's been a couple different threads on this and some people have hung plastic bags or bottles from something and poked a little hole in the bottom so there's a continuous drip. I just kept the can under the faucet and adjusted the faucet to my liking. I do like the color of yours though the focus does seem soft or that's blur since you hand held them.
     
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    Are you laughing at me! J/K Lol!Hey not bad for multi tasking eh? I actually used a small dry measuring cup. It was an assignment for anothing photography forum so it was a pretty quick rig. Bowl of water on a white plate with some blue food coloring on my patio table. Sometime this week I'm going to try again. Maybe tomorrow if I find the time. Hmmm...I might have to use a baby bottle, that would be a good slow steady drip. Thanks for the ideas!
     
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    Yes I was laughing...but not directly at you, just how you went about it ;) You're welcome, plus they're not my ideas. I might do this again this week also as lately I've got a lot of time on my hands.
     
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    nice pics, love the rusty copper! Composition seems a little ramdom however
     
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    i liked #4 the best... looks almost like a wormhole forming.
     
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    I am a big fan of #3. Keep up the good work!
     
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    The use of on-board flash is quite evident and takes away from your photos. Recharge your AA's and try again.
     

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