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Project 52-10-11: Water Splash
Posted By: djb47, 11-19-2021, 05:49 AM

Splashphotography is a technique that can add a degree of professionalismto your images. It may require some patience and practice, but basicsplash shots can be achieved with little more than your camera, afast shutter, a tripod and some protective material. Splash photography canadd a pleasing chaotic dynamic to your images.

Photosfor P52-10-11 are to be taken and posted between Nov 19 and Nov25.

Rules:
1.Anyone and everyone who is interested in eligible. The goal continuesto be
have fun and share comments, concepts, insights, andtechniques with fellow
Pentaxians.
2. Each week will feature aTheme and Sub-concept for you to explore.
3. Post your singlepicture in Project 52-10 thread for the week. Explain what
motivatedyou to take the picture or how it represents the weekly theme.
4.Some post-processing is OK (adjusting white balance, exposure,color
saturation), but let's try to stay away from heavily PP'edimages here. Try to
keep the creativity to photographic techniquesand the captures themselves.
5. Since this project is abouttechnique, and not camera, shots taken by non
Pentax cameras areallowed. Cameras may be SLRs, DSLRs, Point & Shoot,
MediumFormat, etc. But no phones, please.
6. There is one “ThemeConcept” labeled “black and white,” but feel free to post
blackand white, sepia, monotone, etc., for any of the other themes.
7.The picture you post should be taken during the week in which thetheme is
active to be eligible for judging.
8. Any picturetaken from thread start date to listed closing date is acceptable.

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Got this this aft--after a rather heavy downpour. Acroos the road from where I live.
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I used a water bead dropped onto the bottom of a soda can filled with water. Lighting was two desk lamps on either side of the can. I used my K5 and M50 macro lens set at f8.0, shutter speed 1/400 and ISO 1000. I like this shot the best where I caught the bead on the rebound. A fun but messy project.

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I tried a few test shots and found I need a lot more light than I expected. I'll have to get creative on this one.

QuoteOriginally posted by djb47 Quote
I used a water bead dropped onto the bottom of a soda can filled with water.
Where is the purple color coming from?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Will in Seattle Quote
I tried a few test shots and found I need a lot more light than I expected. I'll have to get creative on this one.
Where is the purple color coming from?
I had to crank up the ISO much higher than I usually use since I do not have off camera flashes or speed lights.

The purple is the color of the water bead that I used. They come in several different colors.
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QuoteOriginally posted by djb47 Quote
I had to crank up the ISO much higher than I usually use since I do not have off camera flashes or speed lights.

The purple is the color of the water bead that I used. They come in several different colors.
Ahh, I see. I thought you were using "bead" as a synonym for "drop," but apparently water beads are things. Learn something new every day.
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Ahh, I see. I thought you were using "bead" as a synonym for "drop," but apparently water beads are things. Learn something new every day.
They are. Bought mine at Walmart in the craft section.

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K-1 with DFA100/2.8, 1/2000s f/5.6 ISO3200

This is me squirting water into a half full (half empty?) glass vase. I placed the brightest thing I own, a halogen work lamp, right next to it but still could have used more light to push all three dials to more advantageous levels. Composition was a bit of a crapshoot but I got plenty of interesting shapes. Several of the shots (this one included) had interesting bokeh balls from microbubbles in front of the main stack - doing it again I might look for a way to grab a little more of this through extra aggravation or particulates.
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I'm going to leave this project open for another week in the hopes that we will get a few more splash submissions.
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Thanks Don, I want to try my hand at this just been stuck for time so far (and this one requires some set up!).
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This was a heck of a challenge to capture, and also compose. I captured some nice looking water splashes in isolation, however I felt they weren't quite 'splash photography' as none actually showed the splash as enhancement to the shot. So I'm going with this of a mini bonsai moss getting watered.

KS-1 Pentax 50mm 1.7 + Raynox 250. Flash used at 1/32, 1/160 sec ISO 640.
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