Dowr Rudh (Red Water)

© Amy L. Evenson

Dowr Rudh (Red Water)

Scott A. Watson 3/7/2005 4:10:34 PM

Cool Shot, Amy

What Speed do you use? #222472

Mike Carpenter 3/7/2005 4:32:18 PM

Great shot, I was trying the same thing this weekend but I could not get the focus and timing very well. How do you get them right? #1154873

Bobbie Davis 3/7/2005 6:37:44 PM

How do you get that right??? It's really cool and I tried this weekend and couldn't get it either! Awesome! #1155185

Amy L. Evenson 3/7/2005 8:39:04 PM

Thanks for all the great feedback!

The main advice I can give is PATIENCE!

My set-up was a pit unorthodox...I had my Sigma 70-300mm lens on a tripod in the corner of the room with the cable release on my camera stretched as far as it would go.

Then I set up a 9x13 Pyrex container with about an inch of water in the direct sunlight on a dark cloth. The I hung up two gels (green and red) off to one side of the dish in the sunlight to create the colors.

Then I pre-focused my camera (on Manual focus) to a specific this case the "e" of pyrex printed on the bottle. That way I had a target for the water drop.

I dropped a fairly steady stream of water (using a contact solution bottle) on the "e" and held down the button on the cable release so that it would fire as soon as the flash was charged each time.

I probably shot 200 images and had about 20 that turned out...I had a ton of flat water shots in an old pyrex dish :)

Settings were as follows: f/7.1, 1/200th, ISO 100, built-in flash on camera.

Hope that helps! #1155359

Bobbie Davis 3/8/2005 4:58:10 PM

Thank you for giving up your "secret" on such an awesome shot!!! :) #1157219

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Apeture: f/7.1
Shutter: 1/200
Used built-in flash

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