Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Jumping Water - Day 40 of 365

Jumping Water (40 of 365)

This was my second attempt at photographing water drops. This time, I filled a glass dish all the way to the top with water and tried to get as low to the water as possible with the camera so I could capture a sense of height on the splash of the drop. I liked this one because the flash reflected just right and created a flare on the drop. I added a rainbow gradient filter for a little pizazz.

I used my D90 with a Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens this time. I put a SB-600 flash (fired via CLS) to camera left right near the dish and I left space in the background for the light to fall off to create the black background. I'm still not completely happy with the way that these are coming out, but I like this one better than the last (especially the light flare part of it). I think that I need to get a macro lens to do a better job of this.

By the way, I hope you like the new blow layout.  Since it is all about the pictures, I went to this format because it allows bigger pictures.

1 comment:

  1. Would you mind sharing how did you add colors to the water? thank you!