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Splash&Flash Photo Contest Finalist
F/8; 1/250; Macro mode with a Tiffen +7 diopter close-up lens. 2 second timer was started and water was poured into a full glass. Original background was plain white cardboard and modified in Photoshop Elements.
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Gina Harmeyer

member since: 5/8/2003
    I love this photo!! It almost looks like liquid silver! Very cool shot!!!

6/30/2003 11:01:01 AM

Howard D. Gibson

member since: 2/27/2003

Thanks Gina! It's been my pleasure sharing some of these pics. I'm very glad you like (oops, love) this shot! - Doug G.

Debbie S.
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member since: 1/7/2002

SOOO COOL!!! Looks animated...did your camera get wet?

Howard D. Gibson

member since: 2/27/2003

Hi Debbie. Thanks for commenting! Yes, everything was getting wet the day I did this. It was a VERY rainy afternoon and taking almost 100 pictures helped pass the time. :-)

Kathleen Clemons
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member since: 12/19/2000

Congrats on making finals with this very cool shot, Howard!

7/7/2003 3:05:07 AM

Debbie S.
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member since: 1/7/2002

Congrats Howard!!!

7/7/2003 5:42:47 AM

Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003

You are really excellent at capturing water beautifully, Howard! Congrats!

7/7/2003 6:28:11 AM

Howard D. Gibson

member since: 2/27/2003

Many thanks Kathleen, Debbie & Mette!!! Congrats and best of luck to you ladies as well! - Doug

7/7/2003 9:04:07 AM

LJ Corliss
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member since: 3/26/2003

Congrats to you :)

7/7/2003 4:45:36 PM

Cathy Barrows
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Congrats...very cool....looks like melting solder

7/7/2003 6:18:26 PM

Howard D. Gibson

member since: 2/27/2003

Thank you, LJ & Cathy!!

7/8/2003 7:54:01 AM

Gary Minish
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Yet another great frozen water shot, Doug! Good luck in the finals with this one!

7/8/2003 12:04:47 PM

Howard D. Gibson

member since: 2/27/2003

Thanks Gary! Good luck to you too! The entire collection of these water shots can be seen at:

7/8/2003 3:24:53 PM

Mukta Kulkarni

member since: 6/26/2003

hey! plzzzzzzzz believe me this is one of the best shots I have EVER seen .
its just gr8!
now that shows what is CRYSTAL clear water!
i would also like to know how did u shoot it I mean light and things.......

7/28/2003 11:03:55 AM

Howard D. Gibson

member since: 2/27/2003

Thanks Mukta, for the rave review! I'm flattered gr8ly! I did this by placing a glass full of water in a pan (to catch the overflow) and plenty of towels on my kitchen table. The pan was at the edge of the table and I had my camera on a tripod within a few inches of the glass of water. Using macro focus mode and a close-up lens, I would set the camera's 2-second timer, establish the focal point (hold the shutter button down halfway until focus was satisfactory), then press the shutter. I would then pour water into the glass just before the shutter activated so that it was in motion at exposure time. I used forced flash, with F/8 & 1/250 shutter speed. Those seemed the best settings for my setup, but you are of course free to experiment with others to see what happens. You should expect your camera to get wet so be sure to dry it (and the lens!) frequently. Hope this helps & good luck!! Thanks again!

7/29/2003 12:44:38 PM

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