Nikon D90, 105mm focal length, 1/125 sec at f/5.6, ISO 3200, no flash
There’s a tutorial over at Digital Photography School, which is, by the way, a cool photographic website, on water droplet photography. If you’re interested in playing with photography or looking at pretty and interesting photos, I seriously suggest you take a gander through that thread. 🙂
I didn’t do my setup the same way the guy in the thread did his. Instead of using a coloured plate below a glass dish for color and a piece of coloured paper for the background, my setup is this:
I put my cutting board over the sink, a glass pie plate on the cutting board, and added food colouring to the water in the pie plate so I wouldn’t have to worry about a nonexistent coloured plate. Seemed simpler. 🙂
I also did this underneath the tap so I could use the tap to provide the water rather than setting up something else to dribble.
I played around with the angles a bit, and ended up shooting the water droplets with the open window behind the setup. That also meant that I ended up with the jambu tree outside reflecting in the water, providing the greenish yellow colouring in the pictures.
It was difficult to get the water drops in focus – my kitchen is not very bright, much to my dismay. 🙂 On the other hand, it was enough fun that this is something I’ll definitely do again. 😀 It’ll be interesting to see how future experiments end up. 😉
My favourite is the last picture. No, none of the photos are crisp like the majority of the images in the thread I mentioned above, but I especially like the abstract feel, to me anyway, of the last picture in particular.
Nikon D90, 105mm focal length, 1/100 sec at f/5.6, ISO 3200, no flash
Nikon D90, 105mm focal length, 1/30 sec at f/5.6, ISO 3200, no flash
What do you think?