Sunday, 25 January 2009

Tuesday Challenge #2

Stu's second Tuesday challenge is "Water". We've had a fair bit of that around this week that's for sure. However, instead of the rain, I had another go at capturing water drops. I first did this a while ago but as Stu's challenge requires us to take new shots, I spent another evening being terribly amused by a dripping tap!

I'm a bit late getting this shot up but I've been sitting on four shots since Thursday because I couldn't decide which one to choose. But this is the one I've finally gone for

11 comments:

  1. That is absolutely stunning!

    I was contemplating doing one of those style shots. Now I won't bother :)

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  2. Love it! The blue is very striking - what did you use?

    I love water drop pictures but can I do them? Can I heck..! All tips welcome :-D

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  3. Thanks Stu! I must have tken 150 shots and got perhaps a dozen that were of any use, and just the four that I thought worthy enough.

    Ali, I laid a dark royal-blue teatowel over the draining board then sat a glass filled with water to the brim on it, then let the tap drip into that. Because I was using the flash my camera restricted me to 1/250 and I *think* I used somethng like f4 to get the background blurred.

    The rest, I'm afraid is just sheer luck! I watch it for a while and then focus on the spot where I think it's gong to drop. If you can get the tap dripping regularly you can usually figure out when to press the shutter!

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  4. Angela, this is perfect. Wonderful job. You had the patience of Job.

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  5. What a great shot, that is awesome!

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  6. Wowser...that's absolutely brilliant! Way to go Angela, great shot!

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  7. I must remember to check yours out in future! Fantastic! I nearly tried something similar but it's a good job I didn't - I only had a week!

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