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    Re: "Lights, Camera, WATER, Action!" My 1st Attempt at this...



    When I attempted this I used a glass baking dish and hung the dripping bag from the cabinets above. Try placing some pictures or colored paper as the backdrop and shooting your strobe at that. Makes for some colorful reflections also. Great attempts everyone. Keep shooting.

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    Here are a few more from my second round. This time I used a blue enamaled roasting pan to hold the water, which was an error because you can see the little sparkles in the water.


    Shot settings are all the same.


    This first shot is how I focus the shots. This is a meat thermometer turned upside down in the pan and place where the drops are falling---then I just manuallyfocus on the tip of the thermometer. Once removed, the water drops should be in focus.


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    nice! Bob, you learn fast


    it will be more interesting to see if you can put something interesting in the drops(reflection)

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    JJ, You have challenged me and it is one that I will gladly accept--Just one problem: I had everything setup in my "wife
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    Bob,


    The meat thermometer is a great idea!


    JJ's suggestion of an image reflected into a water drop also sounds challenging.


    I am going to try that as well.


    Here is a website you might find inspirational.


    http://www.liquidsculpture.com/index.htm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Ovick


    Here is a website you might find inspirational.


    http://www.liquidsculpture.com/index.htm

    Thanks Todd, This site definitely gives me some ideas and inspiration---Wow, what this guy can do with a drop--Incredible.


    Thanks again,


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Williams
    Now, for your request, what would you like in the water drop?

    I don't know, Bob, I don't know how hard it is going to be, but what about a cat's face or a fish is easier?[]

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    Re: "Lights, Camera, WATER, Action!" My 1st Attempt at this...



    Quote Originally Posted by JJphoto


    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Williams
    Now, for your request, what would you like in the water drop?

    I don't know, Bob, I don't know how hard it is going to be, but what about a cat's face or a fish is easier?[img]/emoticons/emotion-2.gif[/img]
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    Easier? Lets see; Water+flash+Cat=trip to the ER, But a challenge is a challenge---Actually, this would be pretty cool if I can pull it off. Thanks for the idea JJ.
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    What brand of extension tube are you guys using and how much did they cost?

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    Re: "Lights, Camera, WATER, Action!" My 1st Attempt at this...



    Quote Originally Posted by freelanceshots


    What brand of extension tube are you guys using and how much did they cost?
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    I have the Canon 25mm II version that my wonderful wife bought me for Christmas--so no real experience with them. I am very happy with it;it easily mounts and dismounts and the electronics work as they are supposed to. I thinkB&amp;H lists it at$139. Ihave read that many people are also happy with theKenko set which issimilarly priced for a set of 3 extension tubes.Regardless---I now fully realize the advantages of having an extension tube with these waterdrop shots I have been playing with---


    Hope this helps,


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