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    Hi,

    As requested by Simon.



    Taken by : Coolpix 950.

    Recipe:
    1. 1 Coolpix 9xx
    2. 1 tap

    Instrutions:
    1. Adjust tap until a very tiny stream of water falls, then further finetune till it's just about to form individual drips, but still more or less a continuous stream. Somewhere in between.
    2. Put camera in macro mode, then lock AF. Set shutter speed to 1/500, flash on.
    3. Move camera towards/away from the water till it's in focus in the LCD.

    Do
    4. Press shutter.
    5. Review shot

    Until shot is good

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    Nice. Thanks for the instructions.

    How about some alternatives - like water drops hitting the surface - actually use milk is best cos white color, will have 3D definition.


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    Originally posted by Darren
    Nice. Thanks for the instructions.

    How about some alternatives - like water drops hitting the surface - actually use milk is best cos white color, will have 3D definition.

    Another time, another day.

    Actually I am kinda interested to shoot a balloon bursting. During my Ngee Ann days, I've built a sound activated switch, can probably use that to trigger a flash.....

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    you from ngee ann poly?
    can a g2 canon if with addons do that kind of shots too?

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    kaoz....nice photo, i like it.

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    Originally posted by GoclPa
    you from ngee ann poly?
    can a g2 canon if with addons do that kind of shots too?
    I am pretty sure. After this post (inspired by another one actually) in www.dpreview.com, a lot of people have been shooting variations of it. G1 users have also successfully done it, so G2 should be able to too. Takes patience.

    Yup, I was from Ngee Ann Poly, Electronics & Computer Engineering.

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    Originally posted by ckiang


    I am pretty sure. After this post (inspired by another one actually) in www.dpreview.com, a lot of people have been shooting variations of it. G1 users have also successfully done it, so G2 should be able to too. Takes patience.

    Yup, I was from Ngee Ann Poly, Electronics & Computer Engineering.

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    I am from IT dept =)

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    k sweet you are my senior i am from the IT dep. too

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    I also have IT (Image Tank) .. also graduated at Ngee Ann Poly, Electronics & Computer Engineering in 1991.

    ckiang, great shot ...
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    Originally posted by GoclPa
    k sweet you are my senior i am from the IT dep. too
    You still in the sch? I'm yr1 this yr

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    Originally posted by megaweb
    I also have IT (Image Tank) .. also graduated at Ngee Ann Poly, Electronics & Computer Engineering in 1991.

    ckiang, great shot ...
    wah....ya my super super senior man......i also graduated from there in 1996!!!

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    I feel minute

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    Sigh, the water drops always fall faster than my finger (click). :mad:

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    Originally posted by Jason Ho
    Sigh, the water drops always fall faster than my finger (click). :mad:
    Patience is a must in this. And always, always prefocus and lock focus. Otherwise, there will be a very big shutter lag and you'll always miss it.

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    Originally posted by megaweb
    I also have IT (Image Tank) .. also graduated at Ngee Ann Poly, Electronics & Computer Engineering in 1991.

    ckiang, great shot ...
    I'm also from ECE, grad in 1997.
    We can form old sch boys liao....

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    Hi,

    For those interested, the original post on dpreview which inspired me to do my own. Original instructions inside too, unfortunately, original photo is no longer there.

    http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read....message=105193

    After this, it has become one of the "must shoot" photos in the dpreview Nikon Talk forum.

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    Me also from Ngee Ann Poly. ECE graduated 1994.

    Been many years since I last went back.....

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    Argh..... I seriously like this pic very much ckiang....if only my camera has closer macro range

    20cm....think maybe take snowball still can

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    Originally posted by Blitz
    Argh..... I seriously like this pic very much ckiang....if only my camera has closer macro range

    20cm....think maybe take snowball still can
    Get a closeup filter lor.

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    Originally posted by ckiang


    Get a closeup filter lor.

    Regards
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    With it I can obtain such results too? (I mean with practise heh heh, not overnight issue I know )

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