Following on from the plain droplet shots I found myself with another spare few minutes and tried something completely new…..
Learned quite a bit.
1) clean the glass, then clean it again
2) Frozen peas don’t make much of a splash
3) trying to drop things in a glass of water and photograph them at the same time is tricky
3) clean the glass, then clean the glass again
4) clean the glass
5) Bubbles form in the water without dropping anything in – nuisance.
6) Clean the glass.
It’s cold, but not snowing yet. Been a while since I’ve taken anything at all, let alone anything I’ve had to think about. Only tried this once before and was quite pleased with the results, so as I had a spare 10 minutes or so, thought I’d have another go.
These were taken on the 30D with a remote triggered Speedlight 430EX off to the side of the sink, need to get some coloured card to bounce the light off – Be interesting to see how it affects the outcome.
Seen from the Balcony of the Heyward House Hotel in Liverpool, at night, with the lights on this old queen looks majestic. Unfortunately in the cold light of a grey and miserable day the illusion is shattered as the harsh reality hits home.
Glad I wasn’t a pigeon or a seagull. Was that bad that even having a fag on the balcony of the hotel required very careful thought. Wasn’t bad enoug to keep the camera indoors though…….
There’s a new app for iphones (and I guess the new ipod touch with the camera) that allows you to instantly share your photos with others as well as applying some interestinf filters for different moods. Somehow a cross between Twitter, Flickr and the many applications that just allow you to upload to facebook and flickr. There’s a bunch of guys on the talkphotography forums all signed up who have now become a new circle of ‘friends’ and we’re all sharing photos that probably wouldn’t have really left iPhoto for anything more than a brief look.
If you’ve got an iPhone, give it a go, it’s free (and my username is davefrost) especially if, like me, you haven’t had the time to get out on any shoots with a larger camera.