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Frozen Water - B&W - 2



When water is caught mid-fall, it creates cool shapes. Unique each time. I love the bubbles midstream

When water is caught mid-fall, it creates cool shapes. Unique each time. I love the bubbles midstream
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ToniD
 
ToniD April 11, 2018
Wow
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RyanCottam April 11, 2018
Haha, it turned out way better than even I was expecting!
EHayman Premium
 
EHayman Aug 05
Whoa, congrats on an extremely beautiful piece of work!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in my kitchen. To be honest...this faucet had never been this clean since the day it came out of the box.
Time
I took this at night so that no light came through the windows of the kitchen.
Lighting
No light except for the hot-shoe speed flash. As for the settings on the flash? I don't remember. I had just gotten the flash and was experimenting. The flash has an auto mode that supposedly sets the correct settings for the aperture, shutter-speed, etc. etc. So...auto mode that speed flash?
Equipment
I used the Canon EOS 70D. I think I used a 55-250mm lens with no tripod. I had a hot-shoe speed-light (or flash...I've heard it both ways). No bouncing of light. I wanted it to be as stark as possible.
Inspiration
I really like water. I like capturing the things you can't see because it goes by too fast. I had taken some (admittedly mediocre) drinking fountain (or bubbler) pix and I thought that a faucet would be more fun because of the little bubbles. I wasn't wrong.
Editing
I switched it to mono-chrome, black and white. I then cranked the highlights up and the shadows down. I increased the contrast like crazy. I really wanted to bubbles to pop and the metal of the faucet to be striking. But there was a lot of fiddling.
In my camera bag
I have: Canon EOS 70D Canon 18-55 Wide Angle Lens Canon 50 Prime Canon 55-250 Zoom Lens Canon 100 Prime L Series Macro Neewer Hot-Shoe Speed Light NW-562 (Flash) Micro Fiber Lens cloths Tiffen Lens Cleaning Paper Extra Batteries (for the Speed Light and Camera) Battery Charger Air Puffer Brush Power Cable for Camera Canon Connect app on my phone Tripod (sometimes. I can hook it to the back of the pack. Super convenient. I won't bother telling you the brand because it is a horrible tripod) Extra SD cards All Packed in a Lowepro Flipside 400AW
Feedback
CLEAN YOUR SUBJECT! This method will expose all the grime.

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