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CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« on: October 14, 2013, 08:30:16 AM »
CHAT thread for the WATER DROP weekly competition, from 14 October - 20 October 2013

ENTRIES THREAD can be found HERE

Anything with a watery droppy theme, from raindrops on kittens to water drop setups, although I would especially like to see efforts at the latter which I have never managed to get quite right but which are, nevertheless a lot of (soggy) fun to try.

HERE is how the auld enemy shows it can be done, and HERE is a YouTube video on the topic. There are loads of other tips and tutorials out there. Don't be afraid to have a go, and really all you need is a bit plastic tube, a pyrex dish (or sink) and some pegs. Oh, and an amazing sense of timing. Off camera flash is useful, but you can jury rig a reflector if you only have on camera flash available.

Pictures to be taken between 00.01am Monday 14 October to 23:59pm Sunday 20 October 2013.

Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23.59pm Monday 21 October 2013.
Poll will be up Tuesday 22 October.

Winner to be announced Saturday 26 October


The Rules for the weekly competition are:-

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create a poll for that weeks comp and declare the winner on the Saturday
(if for any reason there is a problem and no subject is posted by the winner by Monday night admin will advise second place winner to post the topic asap, do the poll etc)

In case of a tie, the first entry posted wins.
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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 08:44:09 AM »
Water should not be a problem, but the 'set up droppy' bit is not for me. Haven't got the equipment and also lack time and patience at the moment. But I'll get something watery.
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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 09:01:24 AM »
Oh if my old grandad was still alive, his dewdrop would have been perfect. Mmmmm :idea:

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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 10:05:45 AM »
Yep, done this before and it is great fun, the different pics are endless, hope everyone has fun with this. :)
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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 10:19:07 AM »
My poor hubby is in despair when I do this.....he has visions of the light I hang my water bag from, coming away from the ceiling..and yes, I know, water and electricity don't mix!!! Love doing this though, so looking forward to it.
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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 03:39:55 PM »
« Last Edit: October 15, 2013, 03:47:33 PM by kerbside »
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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 07:23:47 AM »
Jeff, these are good. I prefer the one with the less busy background, as the busy one takes the eye from the drop
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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013, 09:14:13 AM »
I'm off the opposite opinion Jeff, I really like the more complex one, the internal reflections in the drop are quite something.

Not sure I should bother, having see what you can do ;)
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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2013, 09:33:56 AM »
I just can't lay my hands on my retort stands, my wife last saw them when she used them to support her hollyhocks! :o

I've got a tripod somewhere in the loft but what with no off camera flash either it looks like I'm scuppered this week, added to the fact that the old chap two doors up refused to cooperate with the dew drop idea.

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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2013, 11:26:57 AM »
There are plenty of other drop types to choose from Alan.

I think I might do a couple of shots with no remote release, on camera flash and an aluminium foil reflector, just to see if it can be done.
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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2013, 12:38:38 PM »
Got soaked to the skin doing my ranger work, so plenty of drops! Too wet to take the camera out though.

I won't do a jumping droplet, but I'll find something. I hope.
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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2013, 12:46:43 PM »
I just can't lay my hands on my retort stands, my wife last saw them when she used them to support her hollyhocks! :o

I've got a tripod somewhere in the loft but what with no off camera flash either it looks like I'm scuppered this week, added to the fact that the old chap two doors up refused to cooperate with the dew drop idea.

To me water drop means a drop of water, for example a dew drop, a drop hanging from a tap, a rain drop on a window...the theme didn't specify high speed water drop photography.
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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2013, 01:18:38 PM »
I just can't lay my hands on my retort stands, my wife last saw them when she used them to support her hollyhocks! :o

I've got a tripod somewhere in the loft but what with no off camera flash either it looks like I'm scuppered this week, added to the fact that the old chap two doors up refused to cooperate with the dew drop idea.

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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2013, 04:25:49 PM »
Does it have to be water, Howard?  I tried one with milk a few years ago, and would be interested in trying something with paint after watching this cool video.  In it two guys pour paint on an old speaker and turn it up to full volume while recording in super slo mo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WKU7gG_ApU

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Re: CHAT-WATER DROP-Weekly Comp 14-20 Oct 2013
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2013, 04:30:47 PM »
Incidentally, here are my previous efforts.  Not quite up to kerbside standard but I may have a go this week.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=9835814@N02&q=droplet

 

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