Thanks for that. I'd love to capture the glob but I'm using natural light. My settings are as follows:
Aperture: f5.6 (scared not as sharp if I open bigger and not enough depth)
Shutter speed: 1/200
Exposure compensation: -0.7
Focal length: 28mm (macro)
Camera: KM 5D
Lens: 28-135mm 4-4.5
PS: Curves, brightness/contrast, shadows/highlights adjusted, USM
Remove the bottle... kind of distracting
Maybe add a little more to the sink, because the name thing on the inside draws away from the image.. plus a lack of the sink leaves out depth...(maybe even a little bit?)
I think it would be a cool shot if the drop was in focus and not so much the sink.... What was your main thing here, the faucet or the water?
This is a difficult shot to take and you mastered it, with only a few minor details. Good job!
I agree with Paxluv about the bottle and the sink.
First the bottle is distracting. It has no business being there cos it has nothing to do with the shot. Fill up space ah? No la.
Your shuitters was too slow and thus the blurred drop.
The logo of the sink, partly showing, makes the shot look very amaturish.
Overall the shot is under exposed.
Ok here is a second version . It does look more focused now although the droplet is still not as sharp as I'd like it. Decided to leave the words in at the bottom but this time with enough space to breathe. The changes from the previous are:
f4.5 instead of 5.6
1/640 instead of 1/200
Exposure compensation -0.3 instead of -0.7
Thanks all for your comments to help this picture along.
Looks like got no choice but to add more light to the scene in order to get more DOF and an even faster shutter speed. However, I only have available light to work with so I don't think I can do much more with this pic. The ! is hard to replicate as there is still a bit of shutter lag and each drop is formed slightly differently - much as I'd like it to be too.
I decided to leave the name of the brand in at the bottom as I felt it anchored the pic rather have the tap 'floating' if I cropped it. Personal preference I guess.
Anyway, thanks for the valuable comments. I'll definitely keep it in mind and maybe try again when I figure out how to work around the limitations.