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Old Jul 17, 2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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This weekend, I tried to get some water droplet shots...with my new 6t. The results came out a bit soft...(due to use of Noise reduction...otherwise they were too grainy).

Some days back Tchuanye posted some....and I was really impressed with them...so here is my try...not as good...but still I gathered courage to post them for your opinions...

I used water colors instead of Gatorade:-):-)...

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Old Jul 18, 2005, 1:16 AM   #2
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You're right they are to soft, but I like #4 anyway. Why were thet grainy were you using ISO 400?
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Old Jul 18, 2005, 2:27 AM   #3
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Good Attempt.Set up and effects are there. With more tries, I am sure it will get better.

You may want to increase your apeture and set it to F8 for greater DOF. Using ext flash would help freeze the drop. Also try to keep the camera plane parallel to the drop/splash so that the drop/splash will remain in focus. I presume you used MF?
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Old Jul 18, 2005, 2:55 AM   #4
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Thanks for your comments...Tcook and Tchuanye....

The reason they were grainy were lighting..I did not have enough light. To freeze the drops I had to have shutter speed of atleast 1/1000+...and If I used the inbuilt flash...I could not use the H burst mode...(I have FZ15...so no external flash for me...)

SO I used f2.8 to F4 and shutter between f/1000 to f/1300...and ISO at 100/200...

so all of them are without flash....The lights are spiral Daylight bulb (5500K)on both sides (you probably might be able to see he reflection) with reflectors...But still the light was not enough...

And yes...I used Manual Continuos focus...
But I guess I need to practice...Hope I come-up with something better next time...will be better prepared....


Tchuanye...what was the lighting source for your water drop shots??? and what kinda container did you use?




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Old Jul 18, 2005, 3:06 AM   #5
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arunpd wrote:
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Tchuanye...what was the lighting source for your water drop shots??? and what kinda container did you use?



I presume you refer to my first series. I used a normal table lamp (not sure the specs though) with yellow light, and a flourscent white light. But I had the flash which helps makes up for the lack of light.

It was a normal translucent blue plastic container, more like an oversized bowl.


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