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Water Drops/Splash; Critique Wanted!

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5 years 3 weeks ago #1277 by Christian Udarbe
Hey there Cazillions! I have posted just one of these shots at our group's FB page not so long ago, so now it is high time I shared it here so you can tell me what you think! Please don't be shy! Good or bad comments are welcomed! Always great to be able to learn from other's POV :lol:

Well, I've always wanted to try water drops shots, it's cliche, but every amateur would like to try it some time as is the case with me LOL

Photo 1:


If Time Stood Still by Bright Ideas with Chan Udarbe , on Flickr

Shooting Information:

Nikon D5000
Nikon 18-55mm 3.5-5.6
Manual Mode
1/180th @ 55mm f/8
ISO 800
1 Off-Shoe Flash Fired

Off Shoe Flash Information:

Yong Nuo RF602 Trigger
1 x Yong Nuo YN465 Flash @ 1/16th Power
Directed straight to the colored colored background
No flash modifiers used

Post Processing Information:

Adobe Lightroom 3
Cropped

Photo 2:


If Time Stood Still by Bright Ideas with Chan Udarbe , on Flickr

Shooting Information:

Nikon D5000
Nikon 18-55mm 3.5-5.6
Manual Mode
1/180th @ 55mm f/8
ISO 800
1 Off-Shoe Flash Fired

Off Shoe Flash Information:

Yong Nuo RF602 Trigger
1 x Yong Nuo YN465 Flash @ 1/16th Power
Directed straight to the colored colored background
No flash modifiers used

Post Processing Information:

Adobe Lightroom 3
Cropped

Photo 3:


If Time Stood Still by Bright Ideas with Chan Udarbe , on Flickr

Shooting Information:

Nikon D5000
Nikon 18-55mm 3.5-5.6
Manual Mode
1/180th @ 55mm f/8
ISO 800
1 Off-Shoe Flash Fired

Off Shoe Flash Information:

Yong Nuo RF602 Trigger
1 x Yong Nuo YN465 Flash @ 1/16th Power
Directed straight to the colored colored background
No flash modifiers used

Post Processing Information:

Adobe Lightroom 3
Cropped

Photo 4:


If Time Stood Still by Bright Ideas with Chan Udarbe , on Flickr

Shooting Information:

Nikon D5000
Nikon 18-55mm 3.5-5.6
Manual Mode
1/180th @ 55mm f/8
ISO 800
1 Off-Shoe Flash Fired

Off Shoe Flash Information:

Yong Nuo RF602 Trigger
1 x Yong Nuo YN465 Flash @ 1/16th Power
Directed straight to the colored colored background
No flash modifiers used

Post Processing Information:

Adobe Lightroom 3
Cropped

Photo 5:


If Time Stood Still by Bright Ideas with Chan Udarbe , on Flickr

Shooting Information:

Nikon D5000
Nikon 18-55mm 3.5-5.6
Manual Mode
1/180th @ 55mm f/8
ISO 800
1 Off-Shoe Flash Fired

Off Shoe Flash Information:

Yong Nuo RF602 Trigger
1 x Yong Nuo YN465 Flash @ 1/32nd Power
Directed straight to the colored colored background
No flash modifiers used

Post Processing Information:

Adobe Lightroom 3
Cropped

I'll be the first to critique myself by saying I should have stopped down the aperture a tad more because the peak of the splash isn't sharp :(


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5 years 3 weeks ago #1278 by Mike Greenley
Very nicely done! I actually bit the bullet and did my first water drop shots not too long ago!!! I would say that your first posted image is my favorite. It's got the perfect circle floating with beautiful waves. I noticed your critique as well about the motion blur...but, not that big a deal considering the rest of them are really nice.

I had the hardest time finding a suitable "drip" source for my shots, do you mind if I ask what you used? I ended up using a little water dropper mounted to an overhead tripod. I tried the "poke a small hole in a bag" trick...but that just created a fine stream of water and a big mess on the table! ha!

Nice shots, thanks for sharing!

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5 years 3 weeks ago #1282 by Clair
They're great Christian...I love the colours!x

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5 years 3 weeks ago #1287 by Christian Udarbe
Thanks Mike! :) I used a syringe that comes along with a needle; they should be easily available in any pharmaceutical. You'd also find that syringe to be quite useful in other shots (I also used it to add droplets on flowers for macro photos; I haven't shared the results of that here LOL).

After filling in enough water, I just remove the back end of the syringe that has the rubber stopper, give a little pressure on top to have the water start dripping, and it will start dripping in constant intervals depending on the remaining amount of water.

From there, it's all down to getting used to the intervals and firing away! ;) Good luck! :)


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5 years 3 weeks ago #1288 by Christian Udarbe
Thanks Clair!! :) It is somewhat an Easter inspired color theme :lol:


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5 years 3 weeks ago #1296 by roy panaguiton
nicely done chris

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5 years 3 weeks ago #1301 by Christian Udarbe
Thanks Roy! I saw your grasshopper photos; as always, spectacular! :cheer:


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5 years 3 weeks ago #1303 by Mike Greenley
A syringe is a great idea! I was using a medicine dropper...the only downfall is that I had to squeeze the drop out each time. I would much prefer a consistent drop system. I'll definitely pick one up next time I'm out! Thanks for the tip.

Here was my first "drops" attempt if your'e interested! www.flickr.com/photos/greenley/6840431778/

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5 years 2 weeks ago #1307 by Christian Udarbe
Nice shots you got there Mike! I like how they are sharp! I also like the idea of using flowers as the background instead of basic colored background. I should definitely try that out some time...

I have added you as contact there at Flickr :)


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