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Old Dec 16, 2006, 2:38 PM   #11
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amazing!, now spill! mind sharing how you did it? showing the setup?
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 4:05 PM   #12
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My setup is pretty basic. I will post a couple pics of it and then another splash shot.

Basically I color the pan of water with neon food coloring and put another color to drip from the baster. Canon 30D on a tripod with a remote cable release and a 17-85 set at 85mm. Closest focusing. Popup flash only. 250 sec at f/8-16.

Once you get the focus spot set it is just a matter of trial and error to get the shutter releasetiming down. My drops fell about once every 5 seconds. I could fill my mem card (50 shots)with almost all good takes in one basterdrip session. I would even have time inbetween drips to playback a fewand delete less than desirable shots as I went.




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Old Dec 16, 2006, 4:09 PM   #13
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Here is a closeup of how I bent the coat hanger
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 4:14 PM   #14
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Here's another. Green water with a Blue drip.
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Old Dec 16, 2006, 5:29 PM   #15
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Davo, firstly welcome to the forum and glad you have posted.

I have seen a lot of water drop shots in my time and I have to say these are amongst the best to date (just realised I made myself sound old.... oops)!!

Great use of the food colouring and fantastic effects achieved. Looking forward to seeing more of your work here soon.

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Old Dec 16, 2006, 8:06 PM   #16
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Thanks Mark (and all the others )

I had seen many closeup water drips in the past and they all kind of started looking the same after a while. I thought up a few variations on the idea anddifferent colored water and dripswas the first. Frankly I was surprised how well it worked on my very first try. So few of my mad scientist ideas ever do. :?

Many folks think I am Photoshoping the colors in afterwards but that is not the case. What you see is how it looks.

If any of my other wacky water ideas work out I will post them.



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Old Dec 17, 2006, 12:01 PM   #17
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Very nice. I think the glass pan was a great idea, very creatively done. The blue drop is my favorite but all are super.

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Old Dec 18, 2006, 9:34 AM   #18
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Marvellous and inventive!!

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Old Dec 18, 2006, 4:19 PM   #19
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Very very Cool!!! Donna
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Old Dec 29, 2006, 9:07 PM   #20
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VERY cool shots! i like #3and # 5 the best, but you've done an outstanding job capturing them all!
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