Friday, December 16, 2005

Splash on a saw

I got a chance to take some more high speed water drop photography today. I think it is a dramatic improvement over my first attempt a while back.
In order to make the drop look different than other more simple shots i've seen, I used an old rusty saw as the backdrop. The worn wood and the rusty screws contrast dramatically with the bright and clean looking water droplets. The shallow depth of field also helps focus the attention on the splash.
I was very impressed with the texture and color in the photo given the extremely high shutter speed.

[click photo to enlarge]
Canon 20D, Tamron 28-75mm 2.8, Manual 1/6400, f3.5

17 Comments:

Anonymous JAMIE said...

I think you've achieved the creation of a new type of drop. Fabulous!

11:39 PM  
Blogger Leelayz said...

Dude ..... Awesome blog!

The clouds pic is nice and so is the watch (very innovative , I must say).......

Voted for blog warzz!

12:20 AM  
Anonymous welchie said...

Absolutely brillant shot.

2:41 AM  
Blogger A said...

This might be one of your better ones.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Doris said...

I love how you are always playing with different types of photography!

Great shot!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments, I'm really proud of this one. I have a bunch more from this shoot which i'll post in the future.

8:45 AM  
Blogger kateysmith said...

it's perfect. I would like to see how many you had to take to get that perfect shot.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks K.T,

In total I took around 550 shots (in different setups) I kept about 60 of the shots of which this one was the best. I'm glad I've got digital, otherwise this would be an expensive experiment with film.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

Really great picture!!
I love it!
I would like to be such a talented photographer!

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Otto K said...

Cool shot, very nice. I'll have to try this one day--you've inspired me.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Hops & Robyn said...

Very cool shot! I love the cylinder effect that the water droplet makes. The lighting is really nice and the backdrop is unexpected. Nice job.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Mari said...

That's a really cool capture. Such a tiny drop and the ripple has such detail.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments. There was definetely a lot of work in getting this shot.

10:00 PM  
Blogger moluszco said...

nice picture, i love the warm, rusty feeling in it

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this is very nice. Excellent lighting.

-Heather
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8:56 AM  
Anonymous Jacob said...

Great shot.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Mast Ram said...

You have a very good Blog
Keep up the good work!

3:32 AM  

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