Water drops

This week the Photo Challenge was to take photos of water droplets in one form or another. Here’s my entry.

Water droplet
Water droplet

For those who are interested…

  • This picture was taken with a Canon EOS 600D with Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro lens. ISO 200, aperture f/5.6 to provide at least some depth of field, shutter speed was set to 1/160 although this is more-or-less irrelevant because the length of the exposure is actually determined by the flash.
  • I used a Yongnuo YN-560 flash on 1/64 power to ensure that the flash duration was short.
  • Drops were created by suspending a plastic bag from a microphone stand and making a small hole with a pin to make it drip at a steady rate in the same place each time.
  • The green colour was entirely provided by the ring binder I used to bounce the flash off.
Setup shot
Setup shot

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