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 point...in 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

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Description


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

Uploaded on 3/7/2005 4:05:23 PM


BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Amy L. Evenson. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.