View Full Version : Water Fun

10-21-2008, 02:28 AM
Still don't have this quite right, it's bleeding hard lol.
but this is my results from last night after taking 300+ photos :)

Saucepan full of water (will try something different next time, can see the pan in the back of the photo too much)

Florescent desklamp to the right, Halogen desklamp to the left and behind, on camera flash with a homemade paper "snoot" which was bent at end to bound light down. (hard to explain, I'll take a photo of it later lol)

all taken at 1/500 (the fastest I can go with the flash on.)

it was fun, and made much easier with my "Tether" app set to fire the camera every 2 seconds hehe.

10-21-2008, 08:43 AM
Nice Work!!

I tried (unsuccessfully) to simulate this same project for our "beer" assignment in the summer. It was a fun project though. The 1/500 flash sync really helps this one.... what are you shooting with? a D40?

10-21-2008, 08:45 AM
Cheers :) I quite enjoyed doing this, and will play some more with this too heh.

and shooting with a D50, which I love :D

10-21-2008, 12:00 PM
Nice experimentation! These are SO hard to do well - shot 3 is really cool! IMO It needs 10-15 minutes more of post (levels - dodging - cloning out spots on Bkgd) and it goes from cool to excellent.

Just curious - how come so blue?

10-21-2008, 12:26 PM
I agree with Marko's assessment; good capture, with just a little more time needed in post. I think it might also be worth seeing what you can do to lessen the amount of blue in the image. You weren't set to Tu WB by any chance were you?

Ben H
10-21-2008, 02:45 PM
Excellent! Love this stuff!

It wasn't much of a critique, though I guess ;)

10-21-2008, 03:55 PM
ok ok, I admit it, it was meeee, I made it blue *sob* I can't help it, I like blue.. I make lots of photos blue for some reason heh.

Thanks for all the feedback pips :) I've taken it on board and had another go at processing now that I'm awake heh. I've tried not to "blue-erize" it lol.

Here's it in it's original colour "glory"

and in a toned down loverly blue :)


10-21-2008, 03:59 PM
fun experimentation!
i may have to attempt as well... :p

i prefer the super blue version myself... makes it more 'punchy'... and i may try to smudge out that yellowish 'c' shape on the right hand side, about halfway up the shot. otherwise the rest of the post work looks great - much better on the 2nd images, without the dark sploches in the back.

nice work! :)

10-21-2008, 04:01 PM
oh, and a tighter crop on the 2nd image, with the wide spread drops, i think would make for an awesome background/artsy shot!

10-22-2008, 10:06 AM
I too prefer the blue. In terms of shot 3, I might back off on the 'blueness' by 10-15 % especially on the left side.
I always liked the blue, I just wanted to know why it was so blue.

I LOVE the spherical drop in shot 3.