Water Droplet for C&C

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  1. Olympus E300

    Olympus E300 TPF Noob!

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    This is something that I've been meaning to try for some time now and today I finally got off my butt and gave it an honest go. Outside of a slight crop and some vignetting, just the border and watermark were PP'ed into this. I think I took nearly 250 photos before I found one that I felt comfortable with.

    I was using my 35mm lens for this and got right up close and pesonal (to the point of having to dry the lens often). Perhaps I should have used a greater depth of field here but I kind of like it. I don't know what it is about shallow DOF lately...I can't seem to get enough of it (not that this is real shallow).

    I also had two strobes in use here. One was 80 degrees - camera right and the other about 70 degrees camera left. Both were only 2 feet away and high - pointed down towards the water.

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    Camera: Olympus E-3
    Lens: Zuiko 35mm Macro
    Focal Length: 35mm
    F/Stop: 6.3
    ISO: 100
    Exposure Time: 1/200 sec.

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    Do the little orange/redish reflections in the upper left sector of the photo distract you? I think I should touch them up - if the photo is worth saving. What do y'all think?

    Cheers!
    - Daniel
     
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  2. Olympus E300

    Olympus E300 TPF Noob!

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    Boy...Tough room. What does a guy have to do in order to get some feedback? Is it really THAT bad? LoL...
     
  3. cletusjermal

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    I like it. I think if you do keep it, it would would better with the orange spots in the upper left were removed. Also a little more DOF so the back of the splash was in focus too would make it look better.
     
  4. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Good job.

    Maybe portrait crop (vertical)?
    Do you have any pixels to spare at the bottom edge?
     
  5. Olympus E300

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    I agree! Thank you. :thumbup:

    I do have pixels to spare at the bottom. Perhaps I'll tinker with it and repost at a later time. Toying with the idea of jumping on the lens and hitting Jupiter yet tonight.

    Thanks peeps!!
    - Daniel
     
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    Better Bitter?
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  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    "Betty Botter bought some butter" --- :D ... well, your "better, Bitter?" made me think of this tongue twister at once. Nice edit. Fun experiment! Droplet photos are so cool. I haven't taken any in 3 years...
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    How much bitter butter did Betty Botter Buy?

    Yes! That looks much more pleasing to my eyes.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If only I remembered. I have tried (and tried in vain) to learn this one by heart but it keeps eluding me... ;)
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thread derailed by mod. :lmao:

     
  11. Olympus E300

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    Thanks Bitter! Since joining this forum, I've always been fond of your photography. I've also been equally fond of your "No beating around the bush" replies and posts. Therefore, I very much appreciate this response.

    Cheers!
    - Daniel

    P.S. I agree that the portrait crop works better. Good call!
     
  12. DanFinePhotography

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    Very nice image. The edited version is my favorite. Nice work :thumbup:
     

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