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British Waters Photo Contest Finalist
British Waters
British Waters
400/1 @ F22. ISO 400.

Placed a print of the Union Jack under a bowl of water and then filled the bowl to about an inch deep with water.

Had to use strong lighting to get a high enough shutter speed at F22.

Cropped in photoshop. Also had to clone out the odd bit of dust that was floating in the dish.
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Canon EOS Digital ...

Paul Fisher
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member since: 8/4/2005
    Nicely executed. I like the reflection inside the drop.

9/30/2005 2:30:50 PM

Mary  Clarke
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member since: 2/16/2005

What a great image Darren.

9/30/2005 2:49:42 PM

Goshka G.
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member since: 6/29/2004

Beautifully done, Darren!!

9/30/2005 3:23:09 PM

Jessica L. Richard
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member since: 10/24/2004

wonderful image! great composition and colors!

9/30/2005 3:58:15 PM

Judy S. Fung
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member since: 6/3/2004

Wonderful, Darren!

9/30/2005 4:00:24 PM

Elisabeth A. Gay
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member since: 4/2/2004

Rule Britannia! Very nice Darren

9/30/2005 4:08:22 PM

Darren Smith

member since: 9/25/2003

Thanks for all your kind words folks, much appreciated

10/1/2005 10:42:46 AM

Donna W. Neal
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member since: 10/8/2003

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next
round Darren

10/21/2005 5:08:01 AM

Antony Burch
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member since: 3/23/2005

darren, this I grest! love it wish id thought of it myself, well done for the finslist id like to see it go further!

10/21/2005 5:49:31 AM

Willem van Altena
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member since: 4/23/2005

Lovely shot and nice to see another flag than the star-spangled banner for a change! LOL

10/21/2005 2:00:26 PM

Pu Chen

member since: 11/14/2003

Love that reflection in the drop too. Very nice done, Darren! Congratulations!

10/21/2005 3:38:26 PM

Judy S. Fung
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member since: 6/3/2004

Congrats, Darren!

10/21/2005 4:14:20 PM

Rhonda Smith
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member since: 3/23/2004

Congrats Darren.. this is a wonderful image and very deserving of the finalist. I like how the flag image looks like it's wavy and how the drop caught the image of the flag on the way back up.. wonderful job. I have been meaning to try this and I think you may have inspired me to give it a go .. Good luck in the next round :~)

10/21/2005 6:37:06 PM

Cathy M. Gromball
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member since: 9/27/2002

Congratulations, Darren!

Cathy :)

10/22/2005 9:10:07 AM

Jeffrey D. Ziebell
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member since: 4/24/2005

Great Image and it's so nice to see something other than the flag from the USA, CONGRATS AND MAY OTHER FLAGS RULE,:)

10/22/2005 3:50:26 PM

Scott Borger
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member since: 10/8/2005

What lens did you use, and what mode on your camera. How far was your lens zoomed in? Also, what kind of light did you use. This picture is amazing.

11/7/2005 2:28:49 PM

Darren Smith

member since: 9/25/2003

Thanks for all the generous feedback folks.

Scott, I used the kit lens for this one (18-55mm) zoomed all the way in.

The light was strong daylight from a patio door along with a reflector. Also the flag was printed on white glossy paper and this helped reflect even more light.

I had to use Aperture Priority for the shot as I wanted as much depth of field as possible, I went with F22 as this still game me a reasonable shutter speed.

Glad you liked it, thanks


11/7/2005 2:49:23 PM

Erik Bjers
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member since: 10/17/2005

This is cool, I love the affect

11/15/2005 6:28:40 PM

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