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)

Day 23 (23 Jan 2012) Rain, Rain. . .

This morning as I was pulling out of a snow-covered drive way, I was thinking that shooting a snow-covered landscape under star light would look cool.  But that was before I checked the weather and learned it was going to rain today.

So I shot what was available: rain.

This first shot is of my windshield (from the inside) while parked at the local grocery store.
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55 mm, 1/4 sec, f/5/6, ISO 3200, EF-S 18-55mm IS Kit Lens (Rain on Glass)

This second photo was a lone street light at a freeway on/off ramp

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55 mm, 0.3 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800, EF-S 18-55mm IS Kit Lens (Lonely Street Light)