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Splash
01/19/2005 12:23:40 AM
Splash
by rudidl

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Hi everyone,

Thanks for the votes and all the comments.

It actually was not a difficult setup at all. This shot was about the 5th try or so. A 420EX flash with a blue gel was used as a slave flash to create the gradient. A friend poured the water and I just took a snapshot while he poured. The 125th second flash was fast enough to freeze the water drops.

Contrary to what some of you thought it actually was not an underwater shot like that of kiwiness. The blobs you see are the actual water drops, not bubbles.

Enjoy your day!
Rudi

[Edit: grammer]

Message edited by author 2005-01-19 01:10:36.
waterfall-x10.jpg
12/29/2004 03:31:56 PM
waterfall-x10.jpg
by Falc

Comment:
Very nice! I will certainly remember this technique for waterfalls, etc. Thank you very much.
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ola
10/16/2004 05:01:46 PM
ola
by rudidl

Comment:
Lessons learned:

* Do not start taking the photograph (or start using Photoshop) just a few hours before the competition closes.
* Do not use your (clean) desk to place the subject on. Rather place it on a 'cleaner' surface, e.g. a sheet of paper. This will hopefully eliminate dust problems, and yellow shadows.
* Send it to DPC as the biggest 150 Kbyte JPEG file you can, not as a 60 Kbyte file. They re-compress the image, e.g. causing the texture of the cap to look like dust. Especially the thumbnail looks bad.
* Watch the reflections e.g. in the bottle. Try maybe another sheet of paper.
* Check the shadows under the bottle to get the shadow's curve looking right.
* Watch out for printed letters e.g. on the cap or the bottle.
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