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Mar 30, 2010 23:18 |  #1

A couple of fruit splash shots (fruit dropped into water), taken with the ef 100mm f2.8 non l and the 430exII and 580exII flashes combined. Please C & C. Thank you for taking the time to view and or comment.

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Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/18.0
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Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/32.0
Focal Length: 100 mm
ISO Speed: 100

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Mar 31, 2010 00:20 |  #2

Very cool.
I've always been a fan of fruit splashes myself. If anything I wouldn't have such a tight crop to give the full effect of the splash, esp in the 1st one.
How do you get the black background above the waterline in the 2nd shot?


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Mar 31, 2010 00:24 |  #3

Very nice shots! I love the colours and the sharpness. Well done! - But I agree with Paul that the crops are pretty tight. Would it not be even more "spectacular" if you gave it a little breathing space?


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Mar 31, 2010 08:44 |  #4

Very interesting shots… cool idea, and the colors are POPING on my screen… great work




  
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Mar 31, 2010 09:54 |  #5

Well done! I love the second shot especially, the black background allows the splashing to really stand out.


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Mar 31, 2010 10:26 |  #6

Both very nice. A tighter crop might serve to make them more abstract, something to think about. But as they are the first one might benefit from slightly more space. And the colors are great! Nice experiment, good execution.




  
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Mar 31, 2010 10:58 as a reply to  @ PBeeee's post |  #7

Love the first and agree about breathing space.


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Mar 31, 2010 11:02 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #8

Great shots. Nothing to add but a question. How did you time the shot and trigger the flash?


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Mar 31, 2010 12:15 |  #9

digging the apple a lot


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Mar 31, 2010 19:59 |  #10

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to comment. Heres the set up, the lens was aimed just above the 430exII.

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I focussed on a couple of stacked mugs in the centre of 4.5 litres of water, then aimied my drops for the centre. Initially I was having problems with the top half of the fruit not being illuminated, hence the lamp. Dropping the fruit from lamp level and firing the shutter at the same time normally resulted in a captured splash although the hardest was the half orange which landed anywhere but fruit face showing. No triggers were used. The nightmare factor is those little hairs which detatch from the apple and contaminate the water along with orange fragments. This made photoshop work a little intensive. As I was using the demonic Canon quick return flash cord, despite it being weighted, the 580 exII slowly came away from its original position which resulted in a darker background on the orange shot. As this was a easy shape to mask, I just went the whole hog and put a fully black background in. Here's a couple of continuous drive abstract out takes.

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Mar 31, 2010 22:16 |  #11

That second one is NOT an outtake. That is a keeper.




  
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Apr 01, 2010 09:48 |  #12

Very cool shots.


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Apr 01, 2010 10:06 |  #13

Thanks for the explanation and I agree about the second "outtake". It's a keeper.


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Apr 01, 2010 13:04 |  #14

I love the second shot in the first post! The orange peel looks like it's frozen in ice, not water. Some crazy shutter speeds, man. They're amazing! Thanks for posting your setup there too. It's always interesting to see what other photographers go through. And it's funny how some people can be oblivious to that. I mean, your shots have turned into works of art, but a bystander might question the sanity of a man dropping fruit into a tub of water alone in his apartment, lol.

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Apr 01, 2010 20:50 |  #15

Thank you to everyone for the additional comments and for appreciating my rambling explanation on how I did it and also for liking a photo which strictly speaking was a reject.


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