I've been wanting to play around with water for some time now and I finally got around to trying it out today for the first time. I have a lot of stuff to learn about this but I figured I'd try some techniques I use for other things to see if they work. Some of them did, some of them didn't, so it was a good learning experience anyway.
Lighting was provided by a 500 watt work light set in front of the camera to back light the water drop and between the WB I used and the Kelvin temp of the bulb I managed to make plain old water in a plain glass dish look like liquid gold and it has a metallic appearance which I was very satisfied with in the end. Let me know what you think !
The reflection in the drop is that of the work light I used in perfect shape, pretty cool ! I used a 1" deep glass dish to hold the water and a ear cleaning bulb to hold & drop the water from above. Camera was set up on a tripod at dish level and I used a cable release to pull the trigger. Lens was my Tamron Di 90mm Macro f/2.8 set to limited zoom and was about 8" away from the dish. Post consisted of sharpening, crop and frame addition.
PS: John Murphy says "Hello & Thanks for the well wishes" on his vacation
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