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Old Nov 4, 2005, 2:44 PM   #1
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Already posted one of these in close-ups, but I need some comments on improvements.






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Old Nov 4, 2005, 3:56 PM   #2
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they look awesome
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Old Nov 4, 2005, 4:58 PM   #3
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Really like the colours in the first 2 shots - any chance of telling us the hardware and settings you used?

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Old Nov 4, 2005, 7:40 PM   #4
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Really like the colours in the first 2 shots - any chance of telling us the hardware and settings you used?

Thanks,

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I'd be delighted to

Equipment:

Konica Minolta Dimage A200
Canon 500d Diopter lens (+2)
An Old Nissin 360 TSO with optical trigger (Used as Slave Flash)
Homemade softbox with a printed blue transparent paper acting as filter
For the dual colour shots I also used a printed red filter over the on camera flash.

Settings

Photographed in RAW
Manual mode 1/60, F9.0
ISO 50
Prefocused on a fixed point so I could time shots

The Setup

Since a picture says more than a thousand words.



Post Process:

Imported into Photoshop CS2 using Adobe Camera RAW, almost no Processing above level adjustments and a slight curve to increase contrast and saturation.

I'll be happy to answer any questions
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particle..

excellent setup and technique.. the addition of a second color in the first 2 shots makes these standout from the rest of the water droplet shots..

nice work..

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Old Nov 4, 2005, 8:19 PM   #6
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Thank you for the nice comments. Right now I'm hunting for a better on camera flash, but it seems near impossible to find a flash that does both manual, and ADI/TTL metering. Not sure if the Sigma EF-500 DG Super does this though

[Edit] Manual in slave flash mode...and yes, it seems it does...now to find one in Sweden.
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the sigma 500 super is a perfect choice that will do all you want.. i have one and am constantly impressed...
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