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A close-up of water from a fountain. It reminds me of creatures from outer space. I used Sony Alpha NEX-6 and an old soviet lens Jupiter 37A, which was made in ...
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A close-up of water from a fountain. It reminds me of creatures from outer space. I used Sony Alpha NEX-6 and an old soviet lens Jupiter 37A, which was made in 1985, to take that shot.
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17 Comments | Report
brettsixtysix
 
brettsixtysix August 17, 2016
Beautiful, Amazing photo my T.L.:*
Bastetamon
Bastetamon August 17, 2016
Thanks, my T.L.! :*
karencrty
 
karencrty August 19, 2016
Very creative. Thanks for sharing! I look forward to more of your work.
Bastetamon
Bastetamon August 19, 2016
Thank you so much!
Treecy
 
Treecy August 19, 2016
Gorgeous...love it!!!
Bastetamon
Bastetamon August 19, 2016
Thanks a lot!
LauriesLens Premium
 
LauriesLens August 21, 2016
Stunning capture!
Bastetamon
Bastetamon August 22, 2016
Thanks a million!
vbFMILLINES229181 PRO+
 
vbFMILLINES229181 August 23, 2016
Thank you Bastetamon, very nice capture.
Bastetamon
Bastetamon August 24, 2016
Thanks a million!
Essex
 
Essex August 26, 2016
Terrific shot. Thanks for the tech information about how you took the photo. Very interesting.
Bastetamon
Bastetamon August 26, 2016
Thank you so much too!
hariscengic
 
hariscengic August 26, 2016
Amazing shot!
Bastetamon
Bastetamon August 27, 2016
Thank you so much!
FabienPerrot
 
FabienPerrot September 24, 2016
It's look like the thing that go out of alien in the movie ! Great shot
Bastetamon
Bastetamon September 25, 2016
Thanks a million!
brendaforsey PRO
 
brendaforsey September 24, 2016
incredible...love the freedom in this amazing photo....great clarity and background colors!
Bastetamon
Bastetamon September 25, 2016
Thanks a lot!
Prankster
 
Prankster October 01, 2016
the focus in this photo id SUPERB! great job!
Bastetamon
Bastetamon October 02, 2016
Thank you so much!
Angel4
 
Angel4 October 13, 2016
Fantastic I love this picture..
Bastetamon
Bastetamon October 13, 2016
Thanks a million!
brettsixtysix
 
brettsixtysix November 17, 2016
Congrats! Very proud of you you deserve the feature my T.L.! :*
Bastetamon
Bastetamon November 17, 2016
Thanks a billion, my T.L.! :*
leighhelen
 
leighhelen February 09, 2017
Fabulous capture. Fresh and inspiring and Thankyou I love it
Bastetamon
Bastetamon February 10, 2017
Thanks a million!
piyushgajjar
 
piyushgajjar February 27, 2017
Super still!
Bastetamon
Bastetamon February 27, 2017
Thanks a million!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson June 13, 2017
Fabulous.
Bastetamon
Bastetamon June 14, 2017
Thank you very much!
petercundill PRO+
 
petercundill July 09, 2017
Well deserved awards, you are a very talented photographer!
Bastetamon
Bastetamon July 10, 2017
Thank you very much!
pantheon02
 
pantheon02 May 17, 2018
Stunning capture! Beautiful composition, clarity, colors. Sparkles vivid imagination!

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in the park near my house in Magnitogorsk, Russia. I saw an amazing fountain and tried to show its beauty from different angle. I'm a self taught photographer, so it was a new experience for me.
Time
It was early evening about 6 p.m. I love to walk around that time, like the light and how things look that time of a day.
Lighting
I usually try to use natural light to take shots, that time was not an exclusion. It was a pretty sunny day, I loved how the Sun played on water, so I decided that using natural light would be enough for taking shots.
Equipment
This was shot on SONY Alpha NEX-6 with an old soviet manual retro lens Jupiter-37A 135mm f/3.5 from 1985. All setting for that shot I made manually and I used f/4.5, 1/4000 and ISO 400.
Inspiration
The beauty of the World is the best inspiration for a photographer. I live an industrial city and here people usually have an opinion that there are no lots of beautiful places to walk around and all beauty is somewhere, perhaps in the other cities, planets and galaxies, so it was my try to show that it is wrong and the beauty is everywhere, it's easy to see that by changing the state of mind to more positive way and trying to watch the common things on unusual angles.
Editing
When I saw my shot on my PC, it reminded me of an alien creature from outer space, so I decided to make it look more sci-fi. I cropped about 10% of image to improve the composition, then I toned it using color variations in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
I'm a huge fan of vintage lens, I love that each vintage lens has its own signature and the fact that lots of greatest photographers of the past used, perhaps, the same kind of lenses to take shots like I use today. The first thing I pack is my Jupiter-37A 135mm f/3.5, it is a great lens, very sharp, ergonomic with nice bokeh, definitely my favorite lens. The second thing is my camera SONY Alpha Nex-6, love how tiny it is and it is so easy and pleasant to use. Also I pack Zenitar-M 50mm f/1.7 from 1982, an amazing lens, very similar to ultron lenses, and Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 200mm f4, very serious piece of glass and metal from the 1970's, beautiful and sharp a sword of Samurai. Toys are alive when someone plays with them, the same with lenses, they are alive when someone take shots, so I hope that my lenses will live for a long time.
Feedback
Taking shots of floating water without a tripod is such a challenge, especially using manual focus lenses, use continuous shooting mode. No one knows the exact camera settings for that, it depends of lots of factors: daytime, weather, background and so on, so be prepared to use your knowledge and intuition at the same time experimenting with different camera and lens settings and points of view. Staying inspired and enjoying the process is also very important.

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