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Old Feb 13, 2005, 6:15 PM   #1
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After viewing numerous water drop photos I thought I'd give a try, being my 1st
attempt....it's a lot harder than it looks. Captured about 200 great drops, but none in focus.

I gave up and made myself some breakfast. As I was cleaning up I put my bowl
into the sink filled with soap and turned the water on, filled the bowl and as I was
shutting off the water I noticed this drip splash. Grabbed the camera to try again
and this was the result.





The suds made it easier for me to focus, only took ten shots this time. As I get
more practice with manual focusing I'll ditch the soap.



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Old Feb 13, 2005, 9:10 PM   #2
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Good shot. I have take quite a bit of these types of shots. I normally turn my camera to manual focus and then just put the end of a pencil where I know the drop will be hitting and focus on the tip of the pencil. All the shots will then be in focus.

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Old Feb 18, 2005, 1:28 AM   #3
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I found out just how hard it was to get a shot like this. Nice job on your photo!

Here is one of mine....

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Old Feb 22, 2005, 5:57 AM   #4
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I love water drop shots. The pencil idea works very well. I use one of the little bulb sucker things they use on infants to clean out their noses (new not used). I extended a tube off the end of it and the tube is attached to a small stand over some water. The camera on a tripod. I leave the camera in place and move the stand with the tube to adjust the focal point. THe bulb is filled with water and a slight squeeze controls the water drops.
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