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Old Jul 2, 2012, 9:59 PM   #1
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And to prove that I can take pictures of circles without doing a sphere, here's my first attempt at water drops and crowns. Keeper ratio was very low, but I did get a couple of nice ones.

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Glad I finally took the time to try this, I've always liked everyone else's shots.
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Old Jul 3, 2012, 12:09 AM   #2
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Very well done. I like 'em.
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Those are totally cool. The first looks like a clear glass marble.
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well done really nice
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Beautiful clarity!
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Thanks, I was pleased with these. It turned out to be harder to do this than I had expected. By the third series I was tired and frustrated with my set-up. My keepers wnt down accordingly. Haven't decided about what changes I should make to it all, the next time I try it. I'm pretty sure I will, the more I look at these, the more I like them and want more of them!
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You should be pleased with these, mtngal!

Great shots. Well timed... and I can appreciate the patience needed to do this (I've only once or twice done real 'water drop' attempts at macro level... and yes, it takes a lot of set up and a systematic process).

I would've preferred the colour shots I think (unless the colours were ugly or distracting). Both photos have good interest and symmetry.

Looking forward to some more of yours.. and you've encouraged me to try my hand at doing some of these again too.

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You could try some food coloring or inkjet ink in the water for some interesting color effects. One color in the tray and one color in the dripper. Even milk would work. Check out with google StopShot. Its a machine thats about $500 and it releases the drip and automatically fires the camera. You have a choice with one drip or two for that umbrella look when one drop collides with another. For that kind of money you will get some spectacular shots, but they had better be worth it for $500. You can also use it for sound to trigger the camera too so you could take a gun shooting a light bulb etc.
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One setup I saw had material or paper tacked to a board or something in the background. It was oof and provided interesting reflections in the water. There wasn't much color with these, not entirely sure whether I converted them to b&w or not. Figured I'd try to keep things as simple as possible for my first try.

Bynx, I think I'll stick with my turkey baster, wireless flash and shutter remote instead of investing $500 for a machine to do this. While I had fun with it, it's not something that I'm going to spend much effort with.
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Nice shots mtngal! This is another "addicting" photography, I once spent an entire day shooting these. A lot of fun, but takes a lot of patience!
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