View Full Version : Inspired by "Coffee" - Water Sculpture
11-19-2009, 11:23 AM
I don't have a macro lense yet but I was so impressed by Coffees shots of water sculptures that I had to give it a go.
As you can see I had to have the ISO set pretty high due to poor lighting - I'm working on this....
Thanks for looking and any cc would be greatly appreciated.
11-19-2009, 12:48 PM
This is wonderful Mick. I'm glad you gave this a shot, and I could help inspire it. I love the color. How did you achieve it? You are right that getting the right mix of good lighting, shutter speed, and depth of field is very hard to do.
Compared to yours, my first try at this wasn't good. But the good thing is, the more you do it the better things get. I've probably given this a couple dozen goes now and have learned a lot. This weekend the wife and child are going out of town and I'm anxious to get the camera out and do some shooting. Maybe some new water shots.
I look forward to seeing your next go.
Mick, I think this is an absolutely wonderful shot for a first try. I have never done one myself, and am speaking from viewing others only. (eg. Joseph's) and others I have viewed with interest, as I love macro.
The colours really make it, and when you have the correct lighting, and can use less ISO, the background should have less noise. I will look forward to your next similar shot.
Beautiful colour, Mick. Do you do any post production? A little noise reduction or a touch of smart blur would handle the bulk of the graininess.
11-23-2009, 10:06 AM
Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I don't get much time to come on here so appologies for the slow response.
Coffee, i just had a look at your new shots and once again they are brilliant as usual.
Thanks Kaye, hopefully a new set of lights will arrive this week so i can stop fumbling around with bedside lamps taped to tripods :).
Pat, I don't do too much post processing - only cause i don't really know my way around the software yet. The colours were a nice side effect after i used a sheet of alfoil to try and reflect some light back onto the coloured water.
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