British Waters

© Darren Smith

British Waters

Paul Fisher 9/30/2005 2:30:50 PM

Nicely executed. I like the reflection inside the drop. #319153

Mary Clarke 9/30/2005 2:49:42 PM

What a great image Darren. #1903844

Goshka G. 9/30/2005 3:23:09 PM

Beautifully done, Darren!! #1903926

Jessica L. Richard 9/30/2005 3:58:15 PM

wonderful image! great composition and colors! #1904034

Judy S. Fung 9/30/2005 4:00:24 PM

Wonderful, Darren! #1904042

Elisabeth A. Gay 9/30/2005 4:08:22 PM

Rule Britannia! Very nice Darren
Ann #1904084

Darren Smith 10/1/2005 10:42:46 AM

Thanks for all your kind words folks, much appreciated #1906171

Donna W. Neal 10/21/2005 5:08:01 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next
round Darren #1976184

Antony Burch 10/21/2005 5:49:31 AM

darren, this I grest! love it wish id thought of it myself, well done for the finslist id like to see it go further! #1976456

Willem van Altena 10/21/2005 2:00:26 PM

Lovely shot and nice to see another flag than the star-spangled banner for a change! LOL #1979638

Pu Chen 10/21/2005 3:38:26 PM

Love that reflection in the drop too. Very nice done, Darren! Congratulations! #1980242

Judy S. Fung 10/21/2005 4:14:20 PM

Congrats, Darren! #1980469

Rhonda Smith 10/21/2005 6:37:06 PM

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 :~) #1981316

Cathy M. Gromball 10/22/2005 9:10:07 AM

Congratulations, Darren!

Cathy :) #1984056

Jeffrey D. Ziebell 10/22/2005 3:50:26 PM

Great Image and it's so nice to see something other than the flag from the USA, CONGRATS AND MAY OTHER FLAGS RULE,:) #1985331

Scott Borger 11/7/2005 2:28:49 PM

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. #2045583

Darren Smith 11/7/2005 2:49:23 PM

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

D #2045655

Erik Bjers 11/15/2005 6:28:40 PM

This is cool, I love the affect #2080982

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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.

Uploaded on 9/30/2005 2:24:58 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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