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Old Feb 27, 2007, 9:33 AM   #1
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Hi all,

so hows things?? good? Great!!! Here is a shot taken the other day. Been playing with water and its effects.

Let me know what you think. Please disregard the white frames as they are only for web.

Two Shots in all for now.

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Old Feb 27, 2007, 11:53 AM   #2
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These are great Ollie. I like the first one better. It look's like it's bending the spoon.



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Old Feb 27, 2007, 4:36 PM   #3
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Second shot looks awesome!

Can you tell how you did it?
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Old Feb 27, 2007, 5:14 PM   #4
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I agree, both shots are very cool!
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Old Feb 27, 2007, 9:06 PM   #5
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MartyF81 wrote:
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Second shot looks awesome!

Can you tell how you did it?
Ok firstly thanks for taking the time to look and comment.

This was a fairly easy shot to take, easy in that I didn't require anything special to do it.

I used a teaspoon and held it under the running tap water, as you can see. The curve in the spoon causes the water to butterfly out like a web as seen in the shot. I had to put the camera on the edge of the sink and hold it still with my hand whilst holding the spoon under the water. I took around 5 or 6 shots and this is the one I used in the end. Shot in RAW and then processed in PSCS2. Changed only the tint a little and temperature to match more closely the actual colours of the water. Cropped it in a little as well. In the RAW options when you open up a RAW file in PSCS2 there is a section where you can dial in colours as well, so I had a little play in there but not much, basically the shot is more or less what I shot. So the tweaking all around was minimal.

The second shot had more work done, more blue and green dialed in and the crop was tighter, but not huge, probably less then an 1/8th all around. I didn't do any warping effect to the shot so the spoon really did look like that once the shot was taken.

Hope that all helps out.

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Old Feb 28, 2007, 10:00 AM   #6
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I dig all of your shots I have seen on here. This one in particular is saved in my favorites as insperation for where I would like my ability to be one day: http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=90



Can you tell me what your Shutter Speed, Aperture, etcwas for the second spoon image? I have tried to shoot running water, but I can't get quite that crisp...
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Ok here is the exif data for the shot. Hope this helps you with what you need.

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure:
0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture:
f/19
Focal Length:
50 mm
ISO Speed:
200 Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
X-Resolution:
72 dpi (original was shot as a RAW file and processed at 300dpi)
Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Date and Time: 2007:02:23 03:01:23
Exposure Program:
Aperture priority
Date and Time (Original): 2006:02:23 02:53:00
Date and Time (Digitized):
2006:02:23 02:53:00
Shutter Speed:
5906891/1000000
Maximum Lens Aperture: 16/10
Metering Mode:
Center Weighted Average
Sub-Second Time:
40
Sub-Second Time (Original):
40
Sub-Second Time (Digitized):
40
Color Space:
Uncalibrated
Sensing Method:
One-chip colour area sensor
CFA Pattern:
BLUE GREEN GREEN RED
Digital Zoom Ratio:
1/1
Focal Length In 35mm Film:
75
Sharpness:
Hard
Compression:
JPEG
XMP Date and Time (Original):
2006-02-23T02:53:00.40+11:00
Image Width: 1600 pixels
Image Height:
1084 pixels

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