Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Day 94 Water Drops

Humor me. I wanted to try and get reflections of the flowers in water drops, and is that ever a challenge! I used my 105mm macro lens, and set this up in my kitchen sink! I used a spray water bottle, my rather shaky tripod, and told me husband he had to walk gently, but mostly DON'T COME IN THE KITCHEN! (because I didn't want the drops to fall before I got the shot!"

I hope you can get a closer look at this top one by clicking on it, but in some of the drops, you can see other flowers.
I enlarged this bottom one further, and you can see some of the flowers in the two drops on the upper right edge of the flower, and one in the bottom right drip.

If anyone has ideas about how to do this, let me know!

21 comments:

pakosta said...

oh wow!
the 2nd one is awesome!!!!!!!!!
tara

cari said...

That last shot is amazing...I need to get the macro out again!
Cari

Mom2Drew said...

Goodness...looks like you acheived your goal.

Margaret said...

I think you did a great job! Love that second one. I'm really wanting a macro lens!

Ann said...

You did a really good job with these photos.

April said...

those are great..i love that last one!

Amy said...

You did AWESOME!!! I just love the second one. My 8 year old is next to me and she saw it and said "WOW, that is so COOL!"

Val said...

Ya done good girl!

Jess said...

I see it! I see it! WOOHOO! These are really beautiful!

I don't have any "good" advice for getting reflections, because I am still convinced mine was a fluke, lol! I did notice that during the shots I did get reflections the sun had peeked out... I wonder if that has anything to do with it?

pat said...

Angela--these are wonderful! Good work--getting reflections is tricky. Here's what I do--first I find a large enough drop that I can actually see a spot of color in it. The reflection is ALL about the angle it is viewed at, so you have to look through your viewfinder and move your camera until you see what you want in the drop. I focus on the reflection itself, which will throw the other stuff out of focus a tad, but I want a nice clear reflection. I also take a few shots in a row, because even a breath can move the camera enough to throw off the focus. However, it looks like you have the basics down! I've never used a spray bottle, I just use raindrops, but it looks like that worked well. I'll be looking for more drippy shots!!

Jeanne said...

You know I can't help you with getting reflections (other than saying take a picture using a mirror-LOL-sorry) but I CAN and WILL say these shots are so cool looking! That second one blew me away!

You are SO good at this...and digi scrapping and being creative and informative and funny....

Thanks for sharing all you share!

Gypsy Girl said...

Nice shots. You must be a very patient person. Firt the hours on a scrapbook layout and now working with the drops.

Becky said...

These look great, Angela! This sounds like the kind of shoot that would leave me sweaty and exhausted. :-) I love that Pat came in and gave her advice. I'm writing it down.

Reds said...

Wow!!! Love that close-up!!

Danielle said...

What a cool idea. I love the marco stuff.

Ginnie said...

so cool! I think I need to go out and take some macro shots now.

mel said...

ooh, fun! I never thought about setting this up indoors, what a great idea!

Suzy said...

These are great!

Scrapper88 said...

seeshh you need to talk to Pat she has awesome waterdrops and I have no clue how. I think you did an excellent job, these looks great!!

Mer said...

I wish I had a macro lense so I could try cool stuff like this!

Sharon said...

Very cool! I haven't tried that yet.