Purple rain by vikdaddy

Purple rain

I planned an indoor shoot today. Of what I wasn't sure, but I narrowed it down to smoke or water, and chose the latter.

This involved a simple set-up; my camera on a tripod with the flash mounted, water in a tray and a bottle dripping above. The tray was actually red, but I changed the white balance in post-processing to this a more interesting purple. Not the most original shoot, but nonetheless I got my photo for today.

I'll have to try the smoke shoot again in the near future. I unsuccessfully tried it on day 158, but after having a chat about it with a friend from work and looking online it seems I needed to set up my flash underneath the smoke. I'll save it for another rainy day.

Canon EOS 450D, f/10, 1/100, ISO-100
Turned out great!
November 11th, 2010  
That's awfully pretty :)
November 11th, 2010  
Good stuff... would have also worked for last week's purle theme as well... So come on... how many shots did this take?? :-)
November 11th, 2010  
@andycoleborn This was actually one of the first ones, but I did take almost a hundred! It's so much easier though with a proper external flash.
November 11th, 2010  
@vikdaddy Excuse the lack of "P"... it's sticking..... Funny how whenever I set up a scene, I'll take about a hundred but tend to settle on one of the first taken...
November 11th, 2010  
@andycoleborn Yeah that's true, not in this instance perhaps, but I think usually your gut knows what feels right, and then because it's digital you end up taking an excessive number of similar shots.
November 11th, 2010  
nicely captured..... great coloring...
November 12th, 2010  
Whoa! The sharpness here is fantastic--great shot!!!
November 12th, 2010  
great water drop shot!
November 12th, 2010  
Great job!
November 12th, 2010  
Cool water drop shot. I like the different angle on it.
November 12th, 2010  
Very cool!
November 12th, 2010  
you did a great job !
November 15th, 2010  
Powerful song, fab photo
November 17th, 2010  
Cool water picture! I like the colors and the ripples.
November 19th, 2010  
This is gorgeous!! I love the sparkles too. I did my Purple Rain shot for the purple theme week. It seems I have nothing else around my house to shoot except water!

I tried smoke twice. I got a couple of photos the first time but nothing the last time. Not to mention my house smelled like incense for a few days after. UGH.
November 20th, 2010  
I've just tried my first water drop shot today - boy does it take patience! I really like this photo, the water seems almost solid.
December 5th, 2010  
wow, swear I haven't seen this one before!
December 14th, 2010  
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