To all ye who want to paint with light ...

I should have started this blog many moons ago as I started experiencing the joys of rediscovering the art of photography. But as the saying goes - it's better late, than never!
So, here I am, in the hopes of recording what I learn as I progress from ignorance to enlightenment; about what my eyes can see that my camera can capture; and, what my mind imagines and my camera paints with its capabilities.

Please feel free to add any comments and share your wisdom (tips or tricks) that you have picked up along the way.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Water droplet continues

While I'm waiting for another idea to pop into my brain about doing some more reflections in a water droplet, I decided to try simple droplets - a continuation from my previous endeavours.  This time I decided to play with the background and lighting a little bit, wanting to try black.

So all I used was a black jacket that I laid out on top of my kitchen table (most of the excitement happens here or on my dining table) and used a large box draped with a black towel at the back.  And to bounce the water off, I thought a nice red and yellow apple would work well with the black backdrop.

High shutter speed, large drops of water, a moderately small DoF, an external flash and a tripod did the trick and I got some nice photos.

Here are the shots and you can click on them to enlarge.

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