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Jumping Water (40 of 365) | by lighthack
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Jumping Water (40 of 365)

This was my second attempt at photographing water drops. This time, I filled a glass dish all the way to the top with water and tried to get as low to the water as possible with the camera so I could capture a sense of height on the splash of the drop. I liked this one because the flash reflected just right and created a flare on the drop. I added a rainbow gradient filter for a little pizazz.

 

I used my D90 with a Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens this time. I put a SB-600 flash (fired via CLS) to camera left right near the dish and I left space in the background for the light to fall off to create the black background. I'm still not completely happy with the way that these are coming out, but I like this one better than the last (especially the light flare part of it). I think that I need to get a macro lens to do a better job of this.

  

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Taken on February 9, 2010