Water Drop Shot

My theme for today was water and so decided to try some water drop shots. Although fun to try, there were certainly some challenges and I would need to practice more to get the results I really wanted. If I try this again I would try and figure out how to make a bigger splash (maybe put the water higher???) But I’m glad I tried.

My set up sort of looked funny and included the following:
- my camera (obviously!), flash, tripod, and 50mm lens
- my bedroom lamp
- the blue t-shirt from my before and after picture last month
- a metal barbeque skewer
- a shallow glass baking pan
- two food boxes from my kitchen pantry
- a ziplock bag
- and hospital tape

The set up did look pretty ridiculous but it’s all I could think to use, not sure how other people set theirs up. I may experiment again in the future.

Hope everyone is having a lovely week.
Fantastic photography, Lauren. Really has turned out well.
posted August 18th, 2011  
@mshepherdson thanks Matthew :)
posted August 18th, 2011  
Awesome shot! Love the color!
posted August 18th, 2011  
@orangecrush thanks for that!
posted August 18th, 2011  
Perfect!
posted August 18th, 2011  
Awesome :-)
posted August 18th, 2011  
Sooooo jealous! Love the concussion rings magnifying the weave of the cloth. Tried water crowns the other day and will have to revisit it.
posted August 18th, 2011  
Nice composition! Love the textures too.
posted August 18th, 2011  
Great job!!! It is tough to get water shots, at least for me, love the color in this!!
posted August 18th, 2011  
Great water drop, i'd love to be able to achieve one of these.
posted August 18th, 2011  
Lauren, you did a great job! The colours and textures that show though are so pretty! Love it!
posted August 18th, 2011  
wonderful shot. i admire you for doing this. i never practice and i should.
posted August 18th, 2011  
It's almost like you can see the water moving! Awesome :)
posted August 18th, 2011  
awesome! perfect
posted August 18th, 2011  
Cool shot, never tried this.
posted August 18th, 2011  
Very cool. I've never had luck with water drops. I should try again.
posted August 18th, 2011  
I like the texture your blue shirt has added to your water drop shot! Cool!
posted August 18th, 2011  
nice one great end result,nearlly weekend have a good one
posted August 18th, 2011  
Great shot! I still need to try this!
posted August 18th, 2011  
Looks like you got it just as the droplet hit the water. You might want to try burst mode, or continuous shutter it might be called. As long as you hold the shutter button down, you camera will continue to take shots. Less timing involved.
posted August 18th, 2011  
Turned out wonderfully!
posted August 18th, 2011  
All that work paid off to a truly marvelous shot.
posted August 18th, 2011  
lauren you did so well!!!! it turned out awesome and i love the blue colored shirt you chose to use!!! i laughed when i read your list of materials, thats really cute.
posted August 18th, 2011  
The ripples are really cool. great shot and color! almost dosen't look like water.
posted August 18th, 2011  
Fantastic water shot.. wonderful colour & crisp detail
posted August 18th, 2011  
Wow, this is beautiful, love the textures.
posted August 18th, 2011  
Hey Lauren you will never accomplish what you want unless you try. Good job and keep it up. We have had a busy but good week. Hope things are well with you
posted August 19th, 2011  
* thanks everyone for the feedback/comments on this. @webfoot thanks for the suggestion, i had tried that but was using an external flash that doesnt recycle fast enough. i think the external flash wasn't necessary, so will try burst mode with regular flash next time.
posted August 19th, 2011  
Excellent job. The material underneath has worked well and it gives a lovely undertexture to the water. Nice one.
posted August 20th, 2011  
nice concentric capture
posted August 20th, 2011  
Nice job, so crisp. Your set-up list doesn't help me at all though...very confusing array of items!
posted August 21st, 2011  
i think it looks like a sub woofer/speaker. very neat!!
posted August 23rd, 2011  
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