Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by lee_alkureishi, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. lee_alkureishi

    lee_alkureishi TPF Noob!

    Mar 14, 2005
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    Glasgow, Scotland
    did anyone read this month's Practical Photography article on shooting water drops? I did... Thought I'd give it a go


    Unitor Bellows @ 12.5cm extension
    3 extension tubes mounted onto the camera end of the bellow (the only way I could mount my D70!) - D70 on the end of that...
    Old Zenit 135mm f/3.5 MF lens reverse mounted onto the front of the bellows (I don't have the F-mount --> M42 adaptor yet, so again this is the only way I can mount it at present)

    Camera set to manual, f/16, 4sec exposure on self-timer 5secs
    SB-600 handheld set to 1/4 - 1/2 power
    1ml syringe held above a glass full of water
    2 desk lamps pointing at the red surface under the glass

    Set the camera timer, release the shutter, squirt the syringe and hope I time the flash right!

    Here's the results of about 3 hours of faffing about...

    I'd love to hear your thoughts



  2. taracor

    taracor TPF Noob!

    Jul 8, 2006
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    They are BEAUTIFUL shots in my opinion. My favorite is the first one. The only problem I have is that in the first two shots, the red surface is a bit distracting. Other than that, these shots are great. Things like this make me glad I have my Zenit E. I have a request for you actually. Do you think you can post up a link to this article? Anyway, great shots, I would just do something about the red surface.

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