LightningPaul

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photoblog image The Splash

The Splash


Children were throwing big bunches of sand into the sea at the beach, resulting in nice splashes.


TECH-INFO: the sun was almost fully in front of me, so forming some great back light. Getting the right exposure settings was not that easy. It was balancing between freezing the water (very fast shutter speed), making sure to get the splash in focus (you don't know where the sands lands exactly into the water hence a higher aperture helps), avoiding too much blown out high lights and expose enough to get the details well lit of the splash.
Making this type of pictures is mostly lots of practicing using the trial and error method. I had fun shooting and at home I just had to choose the best ones. The single RAW image was converted into a HDR file and tone-mapped again. The purpose of that is too get better contrasts and more details. Afterwards in Photoshop I darkened the background and water. The splash got brighter and more contrast too. Enjoy!

The Splash


Children were throwing big bunches of sand into the sea at the beach, resulting in nice splashes.


TECH-INFO: the sun was almost fully in front of me, so forming some great back light. Getting the right exposure settings was not that easy. It was balancing between freezing the water (very fast shutter speed), making sure to get the splash in focus (you don't know where the sands lands exactly into the water hence a higher aperture helps), avoiding too much blown out high lights and expose enough to get the details well lit of the splash.
Making this type of pictures is mostly lots of practicing using the trial and error method. I had fun shooting and at home I just had to choose the best ones. The single RAW image was converted into a HDR file and tone-mapped again. The purpose of that is too get better contrasts and more details. Afterwards in Photoshop I darkened the background and water. The splash got brighter and more contrast too. Enjoy!

comments (5)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 28 Jun 2010, 08:16
Superb Paul, the detail in the splash is amazing
Well captured, Paul!
  • faisal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jun 2010, 15:02
cool! nice detail.
  • Nadiuska
  • United States
  • 29 Jun 2010, 21:30
I like this one very much Paul!!
Love the light in this shot..once again..perfect timing!
The splash is perfect..
LightningPaul: I'm very glad you appreciate it so much smile
One of the beauties if digital photography is the ability to take lots of shots and then play with the results. This image is a perfect example

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camera NIKON D200
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/2500s
aperture f/7.1
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 75.0mm
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