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13/10/2012 ~ Levitation | by haggisandchips
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13/10/2012 ~ Levitation

I've tried water drops before and I have been wanting to have a go again for a while so what better time than during my October Challenge.

 

I forgot how long it takes to set stuff up before pressing the shutter for the first time though and I ran out of time before I got bored but along the way I managed to get a few shots similar to the last time that I tried ... which was disappointing!

 

However, I then discovered something that dramatically improved some of the shots - this technique is not all about accurate focusing it needs sufficient light to stop down to extreme shutter speeds. I don't have powerful studio lights but I DO have my Pocket Wizards which can sync at very high speeds and as a result I was able to shoot at 1/6400 with my "humble" SB-900.

 

I got a few shots that seemed markedly better to me but then ultimately ran out of time - which leaves me eager to try it again ;).

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Please feel free to provide constructive critique on the technical aspects of this photograph.

 

This picture is #13 in my October Challenge project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the October Challenge Flickr Group page.

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Taken on October 13, 2012