Drops ,second experiment


Malo1961

Link Posted 11/07/2009 - 21:09
Started again today, with some experimenting on this subject.
Tried to achieve a somewhat surrealistic look, using different liquids.
These two are worth showing, I hope.



With this one I used plain water, lighting from beneath using a small light box covered a piece of purple/blue-ish plastic.




This time I used some rum. Seems to have another density/viscosity.
Again lighting from beneath from the light box.

Both shots were taken with:
K10D with DA 18-55 MK II. Manual metering, 1/180 sec. at F 11. Pop up flash on. ISO 100.

Martin.
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sanderscapes

Link Posted 11/07/2009 - 21:47
Both superb Martin i especially like the ist one

aminstar

Link Posted 11/07/2009 - 21:59
Very nice effects on them Martin.
I like particularly the second one specially because of the yellowish effect. But the first one is superb too, love that drop that formed above and the colour density that it acquired different from the rest of the liquid.

Reducing the amount of the liquid in the container also seems to result in different shapes and forms.

I also love the angle at which you framed the shots. I always seem to struggle to find the best angles, but you have pulled out a pretty nice one on these ones .

Amin
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Oggy

Link Posted 11/07/2009 - 22:02
Malo1961 wrote:
This time I used some rum. Seems to have another density/viscosity...

Good excuse Martin - stick to it

Nice pictures - I prefer the second one with uniform colours.

Malo1961

Link Posted 11/07/2009 - 22:23
aminstar wrote:

I also love the angle at which you framed the shots. I always seem to struggle to find the best angles, but you have pulled out a pretty nice one on these ones .
Amin

Thanks Amin,
The used angle is basicly forced by the used equipment. The set up is very Blue Peter style

I think I have reached the borders of what is possible with the used set up and only the build in flash. For faster speeds and sharper results I need to splash out for a separate flash. I will try out the DA 50-200 next time, to get another perspective on things. But....basic as my method is, Its fun to do.

sanderscapes wrote:
Both superb Martin i especially like the ist one

Thanks Martin. It was my wife's favourite also.

Oggy wrote:
Malo1961 wrote:
This time I used some rum. Seems to have another density/viscosity...

Good excuse Martin - stick to it

After a while, with my nose above it, I started to see things....
Funny enough this didn't show up in the pictures.

Martin.
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Malo1961

Link Posted 12/07/2009 - 16:33
Here is an other one from today. This time water droplets in rum.
Light from beneath the container using the small light box again.




K10D with DA 18-55. 1/80 sec. at F 29. (-1 EV)ISO 100. Spot metering. Build-in flash set to fill light.

Martin.
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Karl

Link Posted 12/07/2009 - 16:44
I like the last one a lot Martin. You must get through a lot of rum in your household.

piotro

Link Posted 12/07/2009 - 16:45
Excellent one Martin, great shape when you have a liquid with different density (than water).
I have to try this fun...
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Malo1961

Link Posted 12/07/2009 - 16:48
Karl wrote:
I like the last one a lot Martin. You must get through a lot of rum in your household.

Not really..... Had one bottle given as a present. Don't drink that stuff, so might as well use it for this work.

piotro wrote:
Excellent one Martin, great shape when you have a liquid with different density (than water).
I have to try this fun...

Thanks Piotro, It is fun indeed.

Martin.
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Last Edited by Malo1961 on 12/07/2009 - 16:50

aminstar

Link Posted 12/07/2009 - 17:48
Martin, you are getting too good at this now , and pretty fast at perfecting it also .

Honestly, this last effort of yours has reaped fantastic results. That looks wonderful. I am pretty sure its not only the different fluids that is making the difference, I could bet my bottom dollar that you are learning to tweak little things as you develop your skills on these droplets . I notice on this last one for example the lack of little droplets , I didn't want to call your attention to that on your previous batch of images, I knew being perfectionist as you are you were bound to get there and tweak it accordingly . And you didn't disappoint me, lo and behold here it is one that is just perfect without those sorrounding droplets .
This last one has really all the hallmarks of a beautiful image, would look lovely as a wall poster.
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gartmore

Link Posted 12/07/2009 - 17:59
These are great, Martin. I like the innovative idea of using opaque liquids.

I once had a lightbox made for a shoot for handmade glass; where it is now, I have no idea.
Ken
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Malo1961

Link Posted 12/07/2009 - 18:59
Thanks for the kind words, Amin and Ken. Its a boost of confidence coming from the both of you. About the little droplets.......
The next and last one in the series I processed contains a few.
Again water droplets on Rum. I used the same set up as the previous one.
Multi colouring was done in PP.




It's not critical sharp on the front, but hey.....DOF and so on
I was already at F 29, at the far edge of close focussing. Anyway....I can live with it. I hope you can, also

Martin.
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aminstar

Link Posted 12/07/2009 - 19:25
Martin

Ah, yes , no water series would be complete without the complementary crown effect from the drop and you have achieved it to the T here
You are definitely on a roll now . I like what I see, and its nice to see droplets bug catching up. Keep at it.

Do I sense an off board flash coming up on your kit soon? that would be a nice addition in the setup .
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Malo1961

Link Posted 12/07/2009 - 19:33
Thanks Amin,
No expansion of gear for the time being. I would........but the Missus has a great sense of the outside paint job on the house, fixing a part of the roof and two cars coming up for their annual maintenance

Martin.
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paulyrichard

Link Posted 12/07/2009 - 21:38
I really like the first multi-colour image at the top. Lovely droplet and colours.
I think it may need a crop though, it looks a little messy at the top of the image where its not diluted enough.

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