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water in motion

water in motion
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Copyright: Hudda Luni (Hudda) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 17 N: 59] (296)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-23
Categories: Food
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-24 14:25
Viewed: 1767
Points: 8
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this is my first attempt at freezing motion...
it is not exatlcy what i had in mind i wanted to freeze water drop splash bt i couldnt do it i tried many times, i was reluctant to post this photo bt i decided to post it anyway..please guide me how do i get perfect splash???

PP; framed cropped resized and sharpened little contrast thts it

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2012-01-24 16:18]
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Hi Hudda,
I also have a fascination for photographing 'water in motion' - it is extremely difficult to do in daylight and needs to be done in a darkened room and the motion is frozen by the flash.

In this shot you have done well to capture the 'coronet' but even 1/4000sec is sometimes too slow. A flash on minimum power will last about 1/10,000sec.

If you care to go back a few pages in my gallery you will see quite a few droplet shots and collisions - some of which have a detailed explanation.
http://www.treklens.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=578731. - (sorry don't know how to create a link)

I use a Stop-shot controller which operates a solenoid valve which gives you a controlled droplet and triggers the flash a few milli-seconds later.
A warning - photographing water droplets can be a life-time addiction
good luck

PS - have a look at Martin Waugh's website and You-tube videos - he has spent years photographing water droplets

Boa noite,

Excellent idea and work.
Very good focus, POV, light and brightness.
Well done and framed.

Very good picture, good effect of frozen. Sharpness, colours and DOF also very good.

Hi Hudda,
Nice Work on capturing motion.
You as ever post great stuff, The focus is really good and the colors great :)

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