Water drops

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  1. Mcleod

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    I had a go at water drops today, probably have heaps of technical problems, but I'm happy with a few of them( out of about 200 shots). All have minor pp, mostly cropping and some curve adjustment.C&C welcome;)
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    2. It is no 1 cropped, which is better?
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    5. i MISSED THE DROP ON THIS ONE BUT GOT A COOL VORTEX EFFECT INSTEAD.
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    i like #1, but it seems for the rest of them, you got a tad closer than the minimum focusing distance, so all except #1 look OOF
     
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    I was going to mention the OOF issues as well; I really like #5, I could see it displayed behind the Culligan name....
     
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    I like #1 the best. The water is so frozen it looks gelatinous.
     
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    +1

    LOL ya...

    It looks like the alien probe from The Abyss.
     
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    yea #1 looks really good. how did you get this effect? what settings did you use?
     
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    maybe I'm just perverted, but #3 looks like something lol.
     
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    HAHAHA:lmao::lmao: ,,, i have to admit i saw that too !

    But i love the shots i think they are awesome !
     
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    these are really cool, agree i like #1 the best
     
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    Thanx for your C&C, interesting thing I found is everyone agrees that 1 is the only one not OOF, but #2 is the same image
    just cropped tighter. Anyway, #1 is definately my favourite too and #5. I seen the water drops on flickr and thought they
    looked soo cool I just had to give it a go.
    On the first pic I used some pink craft stuff, draped over the sink with blue food colouring in the water(sink half full).
    Camera flash was set to auto, f/6.3, 1/8sec, ISO100 at 38mm. It was pretty bright inside and I just rested my cam on the edge of the sink.
    I'm still not 100% sure on setting up my cam, but I'm getting there. I usually take a lot of shots and change the settings. I end up with alot of junk pics
    but usually end up with a few good ones(by fluke).
    I'm using a...
    Nikon D60
    Standard Kit lenses...
    AF-S 18-55mm DX
    AF-S 55-200mm DX
     

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