First Blog. Attempts at water drops using natural light, well, mostly.
I thought I'd give this Blogging malarky a go. I am bored, so I thought why not?
Today was water drop day.
I'm practising using manual mode on a Canon 600d with 100mm macro. I don't yet have a flash-gun (it's on the wishlist) so I took the majority of these using light from the kitchen window with a very "Heath Robinson" set-up consisting of a twig tree with a water-filled sandwich bag hanging from it (held on with pegs) which was dripping water on to various table chargers with water in them, plus the odd drop of blue food colouring.
It's helped me a lot with getting to grips with changing settings on the fly without having to keep looking at the camera controls. Getting the faster shutter speeds was quite a challenge so I pushed the ISO up to 1600 on a few of them and I've misplaced my tripod mount (it's that Gremlin again) so they're all taken hand held. I did use the inbuilt flash a couple of times but I got impatient with waiting for the flash to recharge.
I really enjoyed this little challenge today, the photos aren't that great and I can see plenty of errors (which for me is educational in itself) but I think it's a good starting point and I look forward to trying this again when I have a flash and tripod so that I can compare the quality and hopefully see improvement.
Thank you for looking,
I was disappointed that this one didn't come out sharper, I think it could have made quite an interesting composition.
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