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POTM [08/06] Drops

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Lynx, 12 Aug 2006.

  1. Lynx

    Lynx What's a Dremel?

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    First attempt at water. Just mucking around with a tap and a pan. No macro lens so not the easyest stuff to capture.

    Reflected World
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    Crater
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    Might have another go later. Not entirly happy with either really
     
  2. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    I like the crater alot, it has got really interesting colors.

    The first picture is technically well done.. but it feels like it is missing something. Maybe a more interesting background.

    Nice work though! :)

    L
     
  3. Lynx

    Lynx What's a Dremel?

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    I agree with the drop. Just doesnt spark.
     
  4. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Maybe crop the first one tighter so it's Just the drop. Can you shoot it at a higher resolution so you can crop it really tight and still see the reflections in it?

    I like the second one, but the reflection in the pan is distracting. Maybe use a black teflon pan if you have one.

    Just my $.02
     
  5. Lynx

    Lynx What's a Dremel?

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    That is a pretty tight crop of the origional picture. There just isnt enough detail to crop it down any further which is a shame.
     
  6. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    Technically speaking they're very good but the subject matter doesn't really do anything for me - seems a bit ordinary maybe?
     
  7. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Maybe shoot the drop against a solid black background then. I have a piece of half inch foamcore board with black fabric on one side and white on the other I use as a handy background for photos. I use it mostly for photographing my jewelry for the website, it it can also be handy any time you need a flat, solid background.
     
  8. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    Nice crown shot there ;)

    A trick is to shoot milk and do B&W. That way you can see it a lot better. Have a play with the lighting as well.

    Did you just try taking the shot with your own judgement on timing or did you use a special circuit to time it for you? (I've got a schematic laying around somewhere if anyone wants it.)
     
  9. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    Schematics? How would that work? On the 350D you can get a cheap external shutter-release-button ("remote"). I reckon you could hack that to let something else give the "shoot" impulse, or just built your own (it uses a headphone plug, so if you have that schematics...

    But how would this schematic fit in? Can't seem to think of a way to anticipate the drop?

    Thx
     
  10. Lynx

    Lynx What's a Dremel?

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    Its called continuous drive and luck
     
  11. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    I have heard of people setting up a relay for a flash circuit that is activated when a drop (of water/paint/whatever) passes through an infra-red sensor thing. Then put a variable timer to delay the flash a few milliseconds, and you can get that flash going off at EXACTLY the right moment... Then use a dark room and leave the shutter open for a few seconds. If only I had the time or the inclination or the equipment, I'd like to give this a try.

    P.S. The IR shutter release for the 350D is a not a very useful piece of kit IMHO. It has a delay of 2 seconds after you press the button. So good for taking group photo's with you in them ( :lol: ) but terrible for timing stuff. A cable shutter release is a much better idea.
     
  12. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    Thats exactly how it works Tomm. It uses IR, or laser or whatever light emitting source and photo transistor combo you like to release the shutter. Plugs into the 2.5mm jack on the camera.
     
  13. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    I meant the cable shutter release, but I called it 'remote' as your hands are not on the camera :). The IR Remote is indeed only good for group pictures with yourself in them. Setting up such a IR/Laser system seems a bit far-fetched for those few shots you make with them.. although if it is dirt-cheap I might consider building it.

    L

    PS: I'm waiting for Canon to announce the new Rebel before I buy a dSLR. Even if I still get the 350D it will, without a doubt be cheaper with a new model available. That is, IF I can wait that long offcours.

    PS2: Sorry for thread-hijacking. But it is slightly on topic..
     
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