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Old Oct 11, 2003, 9:53 AM   #1
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Default Fun with water drops.

Lately, I have been having a lot of fun with water drops. I've noticed that the actual drop of water acts like a lens and it is very important to have a clean background. The "blue" shots were taken with a blue notebook behind the sink. I just wanted some blue in the shot. As you can see, I need to just add some type of flat blue backdrop. Others have plants in the background.










This shot was posted earlier in the newbe section.

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Old Oct 11, 2003, 11:28 AM   #2
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Sensational! I'd like to give this a try too. Can you post your settings just to give me a headstart?

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Old Oct 11, 2003, 3:33 PM   #3
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Those are truly magnificent shots
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 7:46 AM   #4
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Goodness... this photos are... PERFECT!
Wish to some day take photos like yours.. *sigh*
Which camera did you use? Which settings?
These photos are just wonderful!
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 4:09 PM   #5
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Wow! Thank you for the compliments. Actually, it was not hard at all to capture these. The actual drops that are in mid air were just taken in macro mode. The drops were just about an inch from the front of the lens. I put the tip of a pen right next to the drips to focus on (it is hard to focus on moving water). It is very important to use a flash to stop the action. All of these pictures were taken with the built in flash. Because the water was so close to the lens, the lens actually cast a shadow from the flash so I had my son hold a piece of paper near the flash to bounch the flash off of.

The other shots of actual splashes in the water, I used a close up lens. It was a very cheep set. About $30 for a +1, +2, & +4. I need that lens because without it, the water was to close and splashing the lens.

Shot with the Sony 717, all in auto mode (except focus).

Have fun and post your results!
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Darrell -- Thank you for giving up your secrets. Something to focus on prior to the drip is an excellent tip, one that I hope I would have figured out eventually all by myself, but bless you for keeping me from wasting time until I did.

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Darrell -- Thank you for giving up your secrets. Something to focus on prior to the drip is an excellent tip, one that I hope I would have figured out eventually all by myself, but bless you for keeping me from wasting time until I did.

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Old Oct 12, 2003, 4:41 PM   #8
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Stupid thing told me there was an error so I resubmitted the post and ended up with two. :mrgreen:

(Wish we could delete our own posts when necessary.)
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Love your photos !
And thanks for your tips










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Love your photos !
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