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 Post subject: Splash
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:15 pm 
My first attempt at a macro of a splash. Let me know what you think!

Olympus E-510
14-42mm kit lens at 39mm
1/5 sec
f/8.0
Used pop-up flash.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:21 pm 
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Great! But 1/5 sec shutter speed coul dnever freeze that drop!?
Ah, the flash did the job...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:50 pm 
That's a great photo! How many drops did you have to try, to get to this one?

the artist formerly known as tombomba2 wrote:
Ah, the flash did the job...

So if I understand correctly, it doesn't matter how much time the shutter was open, because the sensor only picked up enough light while the flash was firing?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:31 am 
If I understand correctly, once the flash is used the shutter speeds drops to 1/60.. :roll:


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 Post subject: i tried it
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:57 am 
i attempted to do this very trick with my nikon d40x. the shutter was set on priority so i bumped it up to 1/200 and used the cameras built in flash with half of a napkin as a diffuser. here are some of the photos in a flash gallery on my page i would love some input as far as equiptment to invest in because i love taking these types of pictures.

ps the gallery is a flash gallery.

http://ampedpss.com/images/Gallery/lightroom/photography%20jan2%20water%20drop/water%20drop%20jan%202/index.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:59 am 
Using a slightly slower shutter speed makes the lighting less harsh and the background brighter while still freezing the motion of the water.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:45 pm 
Is that the idea behind Slow-Synch Flash and Rear-Curtain Flash ? I was always wondering about that.

I have tried those two options and the normal flash mode and the best results were given by Slow-Synch and Rear. The problem though is that the shutter speeds were quite low and it brings blur and motion into pictures :(

For your water drop shot though it doesn't seem to be the case. How come?
The shot is very nice btw! I looks like a glass made of water.


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