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Experimenting a new technique. Canon 5D mark III, 100mm macro lens, off camera flash. A composite image edited in PS 6SC

Experimenting a new technique. Canon 5D mark III, 100mm macro lens, off camera flash. A composite image edited in PS 6SC
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akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan July 30, 2014
Perfect timing for splashing drink. The lighting is controlled very well.....great capture.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 30, 2014
thanks for the detailed review. most appreciated.
AndreaE
 
AndreaE July 31, 2014
Awesome capture, great timing and beautiful lighting!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 31, 2014
Thanks, most appreciated.
stamatispappas
 
stamatispappas August 02, 2014
This is not experimental. It is perfectly done! Great capture...
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 02, 2014
Thank you so much, most appreciated.
susanhuckins
 
susanhuckins August 04, 2014
Well done, awesome capture, so well controlled. Susan
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 04, 2014
Thanks so much for the encouragement.
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 August 05, 2014
So very cool Ruwan! Love it!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 05, 2014
Thanks so much
carlosramos
 
carlosramos August 07, 2014
Will like to know how many try you did here. Fabulous work as always !
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 08, 2014
Thanks. I think about 40-50 shots.
PhilipCarnevale
 
PhilipCarnevale August 09, 2014
Great splash!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 09, 2014
thanks so much.
animals
 
animals August 10, 2014
love this so beautiful !!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 10, 2014
Thanks again for the time taken...
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 15, 2014
well worth the mess!!! Fantastic capture.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 17, 2014
Thanks so much
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson August 17, 2014
Ruwan, A beautifully composed and timed shot with good lighting! Brian
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 17, 2014
Thanks so much. Most appreciated.
Etna PRO+
 
Etna August 17, 2014
Nice shot
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 17, 2014
Thanks
marnadeckerbenion
 
marnadeckerbenion August 23, 2014
Wow!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 25, 2014
Thanks so much.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer August 25, 2014
I've been wanting to try this. You did a good job. I'm inspired!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 25, 2014
Thanks so much.
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography August 26, 2014
brilliant shot , excellent lighting /timing/detail !
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 26, 2014
Thanks so much.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis August 27, 2014
What great timing and presentation:-)
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 27, 2014
Most appreciated.
Lewisia_rediviva PRO
 
Lewisia_rediviva August 29, 2014
Wow, you ARE skillful and talented!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 29, 2014
Thanks, just hard working...
carlosramos
 
carlosramos August 30, 2014
Voted !
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 31, 2014
Thanks so much.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer September 01, 2014
voted Photog of Month 3
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 01, 2014
Thank you so much.
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana September 01, 2014
A very nice shot!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 01, 2014
thanks for the kind sentiments.
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana September 01, 2014
Voted!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 01, 2014
Thanks for the encouragement.
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin September 03, 2014
...top shot :-)
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 03, 2014
thank you so much
Elyzabeth PRO
 
Elyzabeth September 04, 2014
Looks so refreshing and it is so crisply shot!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 04, 2014
Thanks for the review.
Lorenzo
 
Lorenzo September 04, 2014
Wonderful work Ruwan!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 04, 2014
Thanks so much.
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 September 16, 2014
Very nice contrast and capture.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 17, 2014
Thanks so much.
matej007
 
matej007 September 17, 2014
Love it
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 17, 2014
Thanks so much.
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo September 19, 2014
Skillful work.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 20, 2014
Most appreciated.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer September 22, 2014
voted Amateurs 4
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 22, 2014
Thanks so much
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 October 10, 2014
Beautifully done! :)
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 10, 2014
Most appreciated.
pappillon
 
pappillon October 27, 2014
Excellent shot!
AHogue PRO+
 
AHogue July 19, 2015
Absolutely perfection!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka July 19, 2015
Thanks so much.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 August 19, 2015
congratulations on your finalist award Ruwan .. a stunning image !!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 20, 2015
Thanks for the encouragement.
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 August 19, 2015
Congrats Ruwan!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 20, 2015
Thanks for the encouragement.
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset August 19, 2015
Wow Ruwan! Congrats on making the finalists. Well deserved. This is a refreshing capture, stellar light and great timing. Bravo!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 20, 2015
Thanks for the encouragement.
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo August 19, 2015
Yay, Ruwan! Congrats on being a Finalist! Well done!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 20, 2015
Thanks for the encouragement.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 20, 2015
Great job Ruwan! Congrats.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 20, 2015
Thanks for the encouragement.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 21, 2015
yay....congrats on your Finalist Award!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka August 21, 2015
Thanks for all the support, really appreciated.
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 September 23, 2015
Congrats !
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 23, 2015
Thanks for the encouragement.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis September 30, 2015
Good entry ..voted high speed..congrats on your finalist award, good luck with the contest:-)
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka September 30, 2015
Thans for the encouragement.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 14, 2015
Congratulations on your award!
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 16, 2015
Thanks for the encouragement.
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 October 18, 2016
Congratulations on your award !
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 19, 2016
Thanks for the encouragement Ester.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 October 30, 2016
Beautiful. Congratulations on your featured award award.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka October 30, 2016
Thanks so much.
rananjaykumar
 
rananjaykumar February 11, 2017
Nice capture
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka February 11, 2017
Most appreciated
adavies PRO
 
adavies November 21, 2017
Great image...nicely done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Through the Looking Glass challenge:)
https://viewbug.com/challenge/through-the-looking-glass-photo-challenge-by-adavies
kscotch PRO
 
kscotch April 20, 2018
Really beautiful
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka April 20, 2018
Thanks for the review.
ssshoot PRO+
 
ssshoot March 28, 2019
Superb! Would love to see this in my ‘splash’ challenge - viewbug.com/challenge/splash-photo-challenge-by-ssshoot
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 29, 2019
Thanks. will do.
RuwanFonseka PRO
RuwanFonseka March 29, 2019
Thanks. will do.

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Behind The Lens

Location
Believe it or not this was shot in my bathroom. Samantha would not have taken kindly if I splashed water all over in any other room.
Time
Mid day with darkened windows.
Lighting
I used a off camera speedlight at very low power to shorten the flash duration to freeze the droplets. The light was reflected by small household utensils like white cardboard and mirrors.
Equipment
Canon 7D, 100mm 2.8f IS USM L macro lens, Tripod with cable release and remote triggered speedlight. The backdrop was my black leather laptop case.
Inspiration
I was fascinated with the unexpected nature of patterns splashing water creates, be it a crashing wave on rocks or a simple drop of water.
Editing
I shoot in RAW and processed in PS C6. The background was further darkened for better effect and slight sharpening was done. Finally I blended in the lime from another image of the series where it looks perfectly positioned.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D mark III, RX600 speedlite, Lee filter system ( ND filters and Big stopper), !00mm 2.8f IS USM L macro lens, 70-200 2.8f IS USM L lens, 100-400mm 4-5.6f IS USM L Mark II lens, 45-100mm IS USM L lens, 16-25mm IS USM L wide angle lens. Extra batteries and cards, Cable releas.
Feedback
You really don't have to own a Shutter triggering mechanism though it will give more usable images. Tripod is essential and a macro lens will be ideal to get sharper images. Camera on a 8-11f aperture to have all the flying droplets in focus. The flash power set low to shorten the flash duration to prevent motion blur on the moving droplets. Flash is best setup off camera. Use different parts of multiple images blended in layers to get the perfect final product.

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