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    Shot with D70 using PC-Micro Nikkor 85mm/2.8

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    great capture on the water drop itself...but i find the colours alittle messy...
    anw...how you go so low for this shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim
    great capture on the water drop itself...but i find the colours alittle messy...
    anw...how you go so low for this shot?
    The droplets were dripped into a transparent cup filled almost to the brim. You can see the cup rim in the foreground. Ok, so I cheated, they are 2 separate shots in the same setup, still it take quite a number of pictures before I get such a nice splash. If I hadn't put the colours in, it will look very plain.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 26th January 2006 at 06:01 PM.

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    icic....the colours abit dull though(no offence)

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    colours work for me though.

    i like it but some cropping to take away the front brim of the cup would be better.

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    Nice image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim
    icic....the colours abit dull though(no offence)
    Oh yeah.. I felt the same way too.. I couldn't find something more vibrant for the background. If you noticed through the water droplet, it was just a colour chart printout in the background.

    Nothing a little adjustment won't fix.


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    Nice shot leh...
    Like a volcanic eruption...

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    wow, it looks awesome, a solid floating sphere of liquid, it seems so surreal. like those cities floating on islands in the sky.

    pity the colours are in a mess. perhaps its subjective; i think the colours serve no purpose here because the form of the water is already very dynamic. i think it will be damn hard to get this result again. it's nearly symmetric, and i especially like the shattered miniature globes. so delicate and beautiful.

    imho 1. duotone would be enough 2. larger dof would be much better, yeah altho itd be hard to juggle between large dof and fast shutter speed.

    fantastic...

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    great capture...

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    did you try it in b&w? you might be pleasantly surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfoo
    did you try it in b&w? you might be pleasantly surprised.
    A flash was used to freeze the water. If I don't remember wrongly, the lens was already stopped down quite a lot. I'll need to check the EXIF again.

    Quote Originally Posted by jfoo
    did you try it in b&w? you might be pleasantly surprised.
    Then I would have used a plain background. The colours would turn out to be too distracting in a B&W shot.
    Thanks for all the compliments.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 28th January 2006 at 01:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    A flash was used to freeze the water. If I don't remember wrongly, the lens was already stopped down quite a lot. I'll need to check the EXIF again.


    Then I would have used a plain background. The colours would turn out to be too distracting in a B&W shot.
    Thanks for all the compliments.
    Here is the EXIF information.
    Make - NIKON CORPORATION
    Model - NIKON D70
    Software - Ver.2.00
    ExposureTime - 1/500 seconds
    FNumber - 8.00
    ExposureProgram - Manual control
    ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
    LightSource - Cloudy weather
    Flash - Flash fired, auto mode, return light not detected
    FocalLength - 85.00 mm
    ColorSpace - sRGB
    ExifImageWidth - 1504
    ExifImageHeight - 1000
    ExposureMode - Manual
    WhiteBalance - Manual
    FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 127 mm
    SceneCaptureType - Standard
    GainControl - None
    Contrast - Normal
    Saturation - Normal
    Sharpness - Normal

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    It feels like an acid trip (not that i'd know...) But it's very psychadelic! I like this.

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    very nice splash and droplet. it seems to me that the water have layer of oil on top making the faint rainbow colors hehe. for background maybe can try something bright

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    excellent capture - "messy" colours actually work for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ
    very nice splash and droplet. it seems to me that the water have layer of oil on top making the faint rainbow colors hehe. for background maybe can try something bright
    The colours are from the cup. It was actually a transparent ice cream cup with some colourful designs.

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