British Waters

© Darren Smith

British Waters

Uploaded: September 30, 2005


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.


Paul Fisher September 30, 2005

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

Mary Clarke September 30, 2005

What a great image Darren. #1903844

Goshka G. September 30, 2005

Beautifully done, Darren!! #1903926

Jessica L. Richard September 30, 2005

wonderful image! great composition and colors! #1904034

Judy S. Fung September 30, 2005

Wonderful, Darren! #1904042

Elisabeth A. Gay September 30, 2005

Rule Britannia! Very nice Darren
Ann #1904084

Darren Smith October 01, 2005

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

Donna W. Neal October 21, 2005

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

Antony Burch October 21, 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! #1976456

Willem van Altena October 21, 2005

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

Pu Chen October 21, 2005

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

Judy S. Fung October 21, 2005

Congrats, Darren! #1980469

Rhonda Smith October 21, 2005

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 October 22, 2005

Congratulations, Darren!

Cathy :) #1984056

Jeffrey D. Ziebell October 22, 2005

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 November 07, 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. #2045583

Darren Smith November 07, 2005

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 November 15, 2005

This is cool, I love the affect #2080982

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