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Old Oct 10, 2005, 6:18 PM   #1
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Hi All,

This is the second time that I have written this message...... I really must learn not to close the window before posting :?

I was inspired by all of the great water droplet pic's so when getting in from work I decided that I should have a go.

Phew what fun that was.... approx 500 shots. Firstly could not get enough light on the subject, then tyring to get the timing right was a pain, then I tried a multitude of different containers to try to get a good one.... and then there is timing!!!!!

In the end there are a few that I like but decided to share this one for now as I thought it was a bit different.

For those interested the settings were:

Minolta Dimage 7 (really need to upg)

Fine quality Jpg (will use RAW when I have got everything else sorted properly)

200mm

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f3.5

ISO 200 (would like to have been at 100 but not enough light..... good job that Neat Image is a good friend)

I hope that you like it...... I will post some more when I have had a little extra practise.

Enjoy,

Mark

Forgot to mention.... apart from the crop and using Neat Image I have not done anything else to this shot.
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Old Oct 10, 2005, 6:33 PM   #2
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Could not resist adding another!! :-)
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Old Oct 11, 2005, 10:15 AM   #4
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These are really cool. I'm going to have to try this myself. :-)
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Old Oct 12, 2005, 3:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for your comments.

Ladyhawk, I would be interested to see the results that you get.
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Old Oct 12, 2005, 3:47 AM   #6
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I love those shots... Well done

Some months ago there were shots of a coin falling in water... I'll try to find them
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Old Oct 12, 2005, 5:20 AM   #7
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WOW!

That first one in particular is really outstanding, good work

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Old Oct 12, 2005, 3:46 PM   #8
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Well done i really liked them. I am waiting for my camera to arrive but when it does i will certainly try it. I m completely knew to this type of photo so is there any thing i should know?

BTW i am also a beginner in digitalphotography.

Send in your advise.
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Old Oct 12, 2005, 5:51 PM   #9
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Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I hope that future postings will go down as well!!

Debole as for advice, light, focus and timing...... that's it really...... simple........ lol :lol:

Get as much light onto the subject so that you can get the shutter speed as high as possible, use a manual focus (camera needs to be on a tripod or similar) so that each shot is the same and then learn when to release the shutter...... now that is what took me the time. I found that just after I let the water drop from the straw (did not have a pipette) then I had to release the shutter as there was more lag than I had realised with the flash on.

Itis worth trying different angles but I found being more level worked for me and as for a dish to hold water, then I opted (after more trial and error) for a medium size glass bowl.

For a background I was using a folder, but anything plain with a bit of colour seems good.

Apart from that experiment. As I said, these were some of my first attempt and I was inspired by others on this site, so have a go and let us see what you get.

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I like the second one best. Its much sharper. Here are a couple of mine.




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