Thursday, January 28, 2010

Deep Blue

Day 28 of my Project 365.

I *liked* my prior water drop shot, but I wanted to try and nail the focus a bit better. Instead of just doing the same shot, I backed the lens off from the splash, set up both strobes and shot in a clear acrylic container on a royal blue background.

Here is the result:

Deep Blue

I like the structure of the splash, and after a bit of tweaking in PP, the colour has the richness and deepness that I was looking for. The focus is better, but there is still a blur from the limited shutter speed. I can only sync at 1/200th, so that's the best shutter speed I can manage. If I could crank it to 1/400th or so, I suspect it would be like crystal.

I'm going to have to figure out how to manage a faster sync in the future, but I think it's a limitation of the camera body and strobes.

p.s. I noticed a bunch of new followers, thank you all for joining in! If you are doing a Project 365 as well, be sure to drop me a comment with your blog address, so I can return the favour!

1 comment:

  1. Nice shot. I admire your patience setting these water shots up. I have been wanting to try it myself, but I have not gotten around to it yet.

    I'm not doing a 365 project but I would love to have a follower!