LightningPaul

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Images of Water Theme (4 of 4)


This is the last image for the water theme of the Blandia competition. I don't know how many points I got for this one but I'm pretty sure it was in the top 10 best images. I have used one more image which I already posted a while ago, for the competition. It's one of my toilet :-)

The image above is also made in the kitchen. I've put a plexiglass on the sink and opened the tap to get a small beam of water. The plexiglass, which is very handy and cheap, gives the nice reflection.


TECH-INFO: just as my previous image, I have used to speedlight flashes at both sides of the camera. This time I used a white as a backdrop, it's even put in the sink (which has normally a black color). The flashes are pointed to the backdrop. I gelled them with blue (CTB) and orange (CTO). If you look at the out of focus drops in the background you can see the colored reflections. The lens was a 90mm Tamron macro lens, borrowed of a good friend. It gives very sharp results.
For post-processing I used DxO Optics Pro (only for RAW conversion) and Photoshop. In the later I boosted contrast and colors. Also the back and foreground are darkened. This lets you focus more on the water beam. Finally some vignetting is added.

Images of Water Theme (4 of 4)


This is the last image for the water theme of the Blandia competition. I don't know how many points I got for this one but I'm pretty sure it was in the top 10 best images. I have used one more image which I already posted a while ago, for the competition. It's one of my toilet :-)

The image above is also made in the kitchen. I've put a plexiglass on the sink and opened the tap to get a small beam of water. The plexiglass, which is very handy and cheap, gives the nice reflection.


TECH-INFO: just as my previous image, I have used to speedlight flashes at both sides of the camera. This time I used a white as a backdrop, it's even put in the sink (which has normally a black color). The flashes are pointed to the backdrop. I gelled them with blue (CTB) and orange (CTO). If you look at the out of focus drops in the background you can see the colored reflections. The lens was a 90mm Tamron macro lens, borrowed of a good friend. It gives very sharp results.
For post-processing I used DxO Optics Pro (only for RAW conversion) and Photoshop. In the later I boosted contrast and colors. Also the back and foreground are darkened. This lets you focus more on the water beam. Finally some vignetting is added.

comments (2)

  • Nadiuska
  • United States
  • 21 May 2010, 10:40
Nice one again!
I always like shot os water droplets etc...
Thank you again for explaining every single step.
I'll mess up my kitchen and house this weekend and try some of your techniques!
LightningPaul: I wish you lots of fun. Try searching on the internet for tutorials and web pages of how to create them. Some of them give very nice and detailed info, together with illustrative pictures (though some of them are crap too).
Clever stuff, Paul - leading to a great image.

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