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Old Jun 12, 2005, 8:20 PM   #1
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Here are some of the shots I took. Although I am satisfied as a 1st timer...but I saw a few at Pbase galleries and they are just too good...I wanted to be atleast near them...but I think I have not even reached halfway as yet...(But I console my self saying"they r using expensive DSLRs and I am on my FZ15"...)

post processing includes cropping and converting to black and white...actually not much of a difference in colors...itwas mostly B/W anyways...

Has anyone tried this earlier with better results? I would appreciate some tips and techniques for improvement..

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Old Jun 12, 2005, 8:22 PM   #2
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and another one...wine glass upside down..:-)
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Old Jun 12, 2005, 8:36 PM   #3
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I really like the first one with the drop suspended in mid air and the light effect on the water.

Sorry thatI can't offer any suggestions. I haven't tried it either. I don't do too well with moving objects, I've got enough problems trying to do a decent job on the ones that stand still:G.
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Old Jun 12, 2005, 8:37 PM   #4
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arunpd, It looks fine. I'd say you nailed it very well.
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Old Jun 13, 2005, 12:44 AM   #5
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Just incase you want the Exif.....shot with FZ15 in Sunlight


Exposure Time = 1/1000"
F Number = F6.5
Exposure Program = Manual
ISO Speed Ratings = 64
Exposure Bias Value = ±0EV
Metering Mode = Spot
Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length = 7.3mm
Color Space = sRGB
Exif Image Width = 2304
Exif Image Height = 1728
Sensing Method = One-chip color area sensor
Scene Type = A directly photographed image
Custom Rendered = Normal process
Exposure Mode = Manual exposure
White Balance = Auto white balance
Focal Length In 35mm Film = 43mm
Scene Capture Type = Normal
Gain Control = None
Contrast = Normal
Saturation = Normal

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I'd say you did quite well using the shutter to stop the action. I haven't tried to stop water but I have tried to freeze hummingbirds and found the shutter speed difficult to deal with. The faster speeds require a lot of light (that simply wasn't present).

I searched around and learned that the way to freeze such action is to use a strobe to act as the shutter. There is a lot of information available if you Google for "freeze strobe photography" you will be started on the way. Here is one result: http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/c...eezeframe.html

Basically you need a varipower flash (I bought a Vivitar 283 and Varipower adapter, making sure the flash was a safe model in terms of trigger voltage - different topic with lots of posts here). You use the flash at a setting of 1/16 or 1/32 and it functions as a highspeed shutter; the camera shutter speed setting is not too important.

I have posted one of my hummingbird shots taken using the flash as shutter technique.
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