Day 222 (9 Aug 2012) Water Drops


Today’s post is inspired by Joanna of H2O by Joanna.  She’s done this kind of shoot before.  I’ve kept the idea on the back burner for a day when I had a lot going on.  I have will be doing a “gallery” showing at a local coffee shop in September jointly with a friend who paints, so we hung out and discussed the the upcoming show and just caught up on life.

For today’s shoot, I set up my camera with my macro lens pointing straight at the water stream from my kitchen faucet.  I set the appetite wide open, and used my seedlight hand held and manually triggered.  My exposure was about 1/2 sec so I could synchronize the flash and shutter easily and not over expose the image.

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60 mm, 1/2 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Dripping Faucet)

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60 mm, 1/2 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (About to Fall)

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60 mm, 0.4 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Outline of a Drip)

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60 mm, 1/2 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (String of Pearls)

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12 thoughts on “Day 222 (9 Aug 2012) Water Drops

  1. Amazing, the reflection on the first one is truly amazing!!
    I imagine that these shots were hard to get, this is something I’ve always wanted to do, but I have never given it a try.

    • Thanks! They are not too hard, just require patience. I ended up figuring out a drip rate that allowed me to capture something in nearly every exposure

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