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boring day/playing with flashes at the kitchen sink
Posted By: khardur, 03-08-2009, 06:15 PM

I believe Chris (codiac2600) did a tutorial on something like this a while back, but searching through posts I can't seem to find it.

Anyway, I was bored out of my skull today, it was a dreary Sunday, rain, 50 degrees, melting snow, sloppy ground, etc etc... So I set up my flashes and a ceramic plate. Threw on a couple colored filters, red on the right, blue on the left, and fired away at water dripping until the memory card was full.

Just thought I'd share...






flashes used: Vivitar 285HV and an ancient Vivitar 283.
I shot at f/8 for most of them, with my Pentax K 55mm f/1.8 and a 24mm extension tube attached.

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Beautiful - looks like it was fun
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I like the results and the great colors, thanks for sharing.
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Nice job. I love the colors. I have not achieved the quality of your shots yet. Maybe someday

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the colours really make it stand out from the others ive seen, well done
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Great way to kill some time I love #2 - well done Dan.
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Very nice. The first and third are outstanding.

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Dan, this is surely heavenly. Rainbow colour in this type of droplet shot is done so nicely here.

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I do like the first one. The gelled flashes create a cook atmosphere.
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Wonderful, I love the quality and the lovely colour!
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Beautiful - looks like it was fun
My wife came through the kitchen and heard the beeping from the flashes recycling, muttered something and walked off.

QuoteOriginally posted by iced Quote
I like the results and the great colors, thanks for sharing.
The colors did come out neat, maybe tomorrow I'll get a chance to try some different combinations.

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Nice job. I love the colors. I have not achieved the quality of your shots yet. Maybe someday
I had to put a butter knife into the frame so I had something to focus on, found the spot where the drops were landing and went with that. Unfortunately I couldn't get the tripod to stay in that position so it was all hand held.

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the colours really make it stand out from the others ive seen, well done
Thanks

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Great way to kill some time I love #2 - well done Dan.
appreciate it, Dave. I made something out of what would have been a dreadful afternoon.
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Very nice. The first and third are outstanding.

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thanks JMR. I liked the drop splashing best for a few minutes, now I'm stuck on that third one. I must get a print made of that one.

QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
Dan, this is surely heavenly. Rainbow colour in this type of droplet shot is done so nicely here.
Thanks James! Incidentally the red and blue flares in the first shot are the flashes reflecting off the base of the faucet in the background.

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I do like the first one. The gelled flashes create a cook atmosphere.
I really have to try more colors - this worked out too nicely to leave it at that.

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Wonderful, I love the quality and the lovely colour!
Thanks Georg.
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