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mrhello88

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/10809326@N07/2239192796/sizes/l/

This photo was took at balcony with a lot of light, still struggler to archieve the lighting .
End up, the pic was a bit overexposed and edit through photoshop.
The shadow and lightning part had been boost up before transfer from raw file to jpeg.

A learning photographer should have one water droplets photograph during the learning progress...thats is the reason that i take this..lol

give some comment bah...thanks..;p
 

JohnnyW

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hmm very grainy. I bet your lens does not have a big apeture and you are pumping the ISO skyrock high to get the shutter?

There are a few bubbles on the surface of the water. If possible, eliminate them in PP or best during shooting. The ripple effect could be better.

On a side note, I like the way you use the left as a background reflection. To me at least I like the idea.

Try shooting the same thing in a more controlled environment like in your house rather than outdoor? Results will be better.
 

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hmm very grainy. I bet your lens does not have a big apeture and you are pumping the ISO skyrock high to get the shutter?
I thought so at first too. But EXIF is here. I don't know the D40X well, but I didn't think the ISO noise is that bad at 400. So I'm guessing it's sharpened a bit too much, cropped like crazy, underexposed and corrected in PP, or combination of the three.
 

mrhello88

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I thought so at first too. But EXIF is here. I don't know the D40X well, but I didn't think the ISO noise is that bad at 400. So I'm guessing it's sharpened a bit too much, cropped like crazy, underexposed and corrected in PP, or combination of the three.
Well , one point that u are right...cropped like crazy..thats y so grainny...

The actual pic was over exposed cos i tried to take at balcony in order to archieve high shutter speed, just under through pp to boost up the shadow and light part..
 

mrhello88

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hmm very grainy. I bet your lens does not have a big apeture and you are pumping the ISO skyrock high to get the shutter?

There are a few bubbles on the surface of the water. If possible, eliminate them in PP or best during shooting. The ripple effect could be better.

On a side note, I like the way you use the left as a background reflection. To me at least I like the idea.

Try shooting the same thing in a more controlled environment like in your house rather than outdoor? Results will be better.
Well, indeed my lens doesnt have big aperture...this is the part that i regret most..zzzz

i forgot the iso using but its not very high though..at most 400 iso..lol..how u guys shoot the same thing inside house? i struggler a lot in order to get high shutter speed, end up took at balcony.i had read through some article...they mentioning use some mirror and one lamp at the side of sink to reflect back the light.
 

mrhello88

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hi calebk, sorry for that..i had tried to add up a bit info and intro cos it took quite some time ago till i forgot the detail le..lol...next time will try to provide more info when posting photograph..lol...
 

JohnnyW

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Well, indeed my lens doesnt have big aperture...this is the part that i regret most..zzzz

i forgot the iso using but its not very high though..at most 400 iso..lol..how u guys shoot the same thing inside house? i struggler a lot in order to get high shutter speed, end up took at balcony.i had read through some article...they mentioning use some mirror and one lamp at the side of sink to reflect back the light.
Depends on what settings you want. You can try with a big tub of water and ask someone to help you dip the water droplets in while you do the high speed auto drive. A small flash can be used to "freeze" the motion to compensate if your shutter is not fast enough.

Do remember to shoot in raw so you can adjust settings later. Hope this helps
 

mrhello88

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Depends on what settings you want. You can try with a big tub of water and ask someone to help you dip the water droplets in while you do the high speed auto drive. A small flash can be used to "freeze" the motion to compensate if your shutter is not fast enough.

Do remember to shoot in raw so you can adjust settings later. Hope this helps
well, maybe try another time using ur method...i only use a small bowl that time.got to try big tub now..haha...thanks anyway.
 

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