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pasknucklehead

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Tue 15-Jan-13 01:52 AM

Hi everyone, wanted to make sure I'm not forgotten, so here's a really cool shot I took. THINK FEET!!!!! And don't forget, my pictures are not photoshopped, they are the real deal...I probably won't ever get this again, so I wanted to share it with you all....

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mkbee1

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#1. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 0

mkbee1 Registered since 26th Nov 2012
Tue 15-Jan-13 04:12 PM

Wow! It looks like something from the movie "THE ABYSS". How'd you do that?

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#2. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 1

pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Tue 15-Jan-13 04:27 PM

Yes it does Carl. It's just a waterdrop. I have drops suspended up above a baking dish, and when they drop, I just shoot and pray. I've got some amazing different designs. You can't believe this can be simply water. The colors are from colored pieces of card stock sitting behind my dish and my flash facing it.

Darlene

ChipsByAl

Harvey, US
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#3. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 2

ChipsByAl Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Oct 2009
Tue 15-Jan-13 09:14 PM

Very nice shot Darlene, might have a better chance at the Lottery than getting that one again.
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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Tue 15-Jan-13 10:41 PM

Hi Darlene,

Wow! That is a unique image.
Thanks for sharing.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

Scotty

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#5. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 0

Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Wed 16-Jan-13 04:34 PM

Love that Darleen - you should try selling this sort of stuff to photo agencies... great shot...

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#6. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 5

ctdrummer Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Feb 2012
Wed 16-Jan-13 05:51 PM | edited Wed 16-Jan-13 05:52 PM by ctdrummer



That's definitely one of those times you should say "I meant to do that!"

Nice shot.. I would call it "Wet feet"


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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Wed 16-Jan-13 05:57 PM

Cool shot! (I might rotate it 180 so the foot is coming down as opposed to coming up. )


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pasknucklehead

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#8. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 7

pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Wed 16-Jan-13 06:22 PM

Thanks again everyone, it is so interesting what I get sometimes, and you don't really get to appreciate it until you are looking at them on the computer after a very long backbreaking day of staring at a baking dish full of water. Anthony, I don't want to rotate it simply because it wouldn't make it believeable. The shot is just a drop of water coming from the top down into a dish of water. Rotating it would look like I manipulated it and that is something I don't do. The most I do with any of my waterdrop shots is throw them in photoshop, crop, lighten or darken and clone out the dust bunnies. I don't add or substract of move them around, to me that wouldn't be honest. But thanks for the thought though. I have had quite a few people ask me if they are photoshopped, and I am glad to answer no, only doing what I mentioned above. I don't know any way of proving that to anyone, but I have all my originals with all the exif data so I guess that would be one way, I don't know.
Oh Alex, actually I have now over 12 of my waterdrops up for sale at two different galleries. But I tell you what, as I look at the photos I had placed last year in the one gallery, these babies don't even come close....Practice makes perfect!!!!!! Thanks everyone for all the great compliments.

Darlene

Izzie

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#9. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 8

Izzie Gold Member Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2011
Thu 17-Jan-13 04:41 PM

You said... "and when they drop, I just shoot and pray."

Maybe it is your prayer that made it. LOL Did you use a rectangular baking dish? I guess if you use a transparent round mixing dish the shape will be different too...add your prayer to the shape too and you get the shot right...

Man...I wish I have your patience...I've done waterdrop shots one with the American flag but I can't replicate it anymore...I just gave up.

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G'day and G'lock....
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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Fri 18-Jan-13 12:13 AM

Hey Izzie, don't give up!!! That's your first mistake. It does take patience, but if you take one whole day and make a note of EVERYTHING you do, lighting, setup, camera settings, and keep notes, then it gets easier and easier. You may not always get that perfect shot, BUT the setup of everything takes you half the time. My whole problem was I got so into clicking, clicking, clicking the shutter, never paying attention to EXACTLY what I did when I did get a good shot and then everything was like I said, "shoot and pray". But after awhile, you spend a lot less time making all those settings and adjustments and get to spend more time getting keeper. Get back on the bandwagon and give it another chance. It really is quite fun...And I will help you along, just ask....

Darlene

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#11. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 8

avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Fri 18-Jan-13 01:27 AM

Darlene, I totally understand where your coming from. I hope my comment did not put you off, that was not my intent.

(I do enjoy your water drop images, though I don't often comment in images. )


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cwils02

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#12. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 0

cwils02 Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2012
Fri 18-Jan-13 05:22 AM

Darlene,

How could I ever forget you. Everytime I see a black bear, I think of you.

This image looks like the bottom of a left foot. See the funny round toe & the other four toes, and the heel; all connected to the lower part of the leg? Some water creature diving into the pool...

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ttc546 Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2009
Fri 18-Jan-13 07:04 AM

The question I always ask is : Would I pay good money to have that print hanging on my wall?

The answer is a definitive YES!

Well done :- )

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#14. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 11

pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Fri 18-Jan-13 09:21 PM

>Darlene, I totally understand where your coming from. I hope
>my comment did not put you off, that was not my intent.
Not at all my friend...I wasn't put off. I am glad you thought about it enough to offer an opinion....
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>(I do enjoy your water drop images, though I don't often
>comment in images. )
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>Anthony
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>The
>Moderator Page> and
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My
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>The important things in life are simple; the
>simple things are hard.

Darlene

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#15. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 14

pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Fri 18-Jan-13 09:23 PM

CHARLIE, CHARLIE, CHARLIE, only you would think it's the left foot. Look at the BIG TOE, it's the right foot!!!!!!

Darlene

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#16. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 15

pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Fri 18-Jan-13 09:25 PM

Chris, you'd buy it because you have GOOD TASTE!!!

Darlene

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cwils02 Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2012
Sat 19-Jan-13 04:24 AM

>CHARLIE, CHARLIE, CHARLIE, only you would think it's the left
>foot. Look at the BIG TOE, it's the right foot!!!!!!

No, No, here's the right foot:


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#18. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 17

pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Sat 19-Jan-13 11:52 PM

Well, I certainly stand corrected, you are absolutely right!!!!! Hey, maybe that's why my shoes are never on the right foot!!!!!!

Darlene

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#19. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 0

archer4219 Registered since 02nd Jan 2013
Sun 20-Jan-13 02:35 AM

Wow, well done!

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Tue 22-Jan-13 11:42 PM

Thanks Archer, and like I said, that probably was a one time shot...but who knows, maybe the next will be a hand!!!!

Darlene

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#21. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 20

francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007
Wed 30-Jan-13 07:01 PM

That is a greaaaaaat shot. Do you do it in the sink, inside, outside is it a cooky sheet or class baking dish. Do you let it drip out of the faucet or do you splash it somehow. I keep looking at it trying to figure out how you did it. Did you use a tripod??? How about showing some others. I love it. Your shooting is getting really good. I hope you sell them all and get enough money to buy the lens of your dreams.
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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Sun 03-Feb-13 06:40 PM

Hi Francine, sorry it took me so long to get back on here again and see that you had posted questions. Now I hope you get back on here to see the answers.
This was taken using my d90 and 105 macro lens I believe.
I am now using a system called the stop shot....Actually, I am not using it to it's full potential I know that, but I am getting better results just using it to make my drops. It is just a set up that actually replaces my baggie full of water. But now I can push a button and get one drop at a time when I am ready for it, which works well for me. And I still place my 2 flashes on either side of the baking tray for the lighting. That's done with commander mode. So my $400 dollar baggie just makes it easier for me to drop the drops exactly when I want them to instead of the constant dripping of the baggie. Let me attach a setup that I have used forever before I got the stop shot, this is how I have acquired most of my waterdrops. I don't have the flashes setting there but one would be aimed at the little glue stick in the middle of the tray and one would be aimed at the blue background for the color... The glue stick is for the focusing...Let me know if you need detailed instructions and I can pm them for you....I'm glad you like my work.

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#23. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 22

francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007
Tue 05-Feb-13 10:48 PM

It looks simple enough but it must have taken a lot of practice to know when to snap the picture. I am assuming you meant $4.00 baggie. whats at the tip of the bag to make it drip

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Wed 06-Feb-13 03:36 PM

Hey Francine, know not $4.00 baggie, I was actually making a funny, I'm referring to me going all out and buying the $400.00 "Stop-Shot" set up that I thought would be easier for me to get the shots I wanted, only to see that a 25 cent zip-lock baggie would get me the same shot....Don't get me wrong, the stop shot allows me now to press a button and get one drop at a time, or two if I need, but since that is all I am using it for it was a little pricey for just luxury. The red thing at the bottom of that baggie is simply a push pin. I use it to poke a hole through the bottom of my baggie...Once I get everything set up, then I go ahead and take that pin out then the water starts dripping. So there isn't anything staying at the bottom of the baggie, the drips start flowing....Hope that explains it.

Darlene

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francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007
Wed 06-Feb-13 09:25 PM

I am going to try that one day. I am leaving for florida to visit my sister next wednesday and am stopping at Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, Jacksonville Zoo and then over to Cape Coral. Sanabel Island and St Petersburg. Lots of birding. Thanks for telling me your secrets.
I went to Lock and Dam 14 couople weeks ago and with over 950 shots I deleted almost all and maybe had 3 keepers. I still have more practice to do with in flight. It was amazing to watch the eagles.

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Antero52 Silver Member Awarded for his expertise in post-processing, being  consistently helpful and professional. Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009
Sat 09-Mar-13 08:41 AM

Darlene,

Your foot picture is spectacular, a combination of 2% inspiration and 98% perspiration, as Edison used to put it.

I was directed to this forum, which I seldom visit now, by Scotty who mentioned your photos in this thread

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=175&topic_id=97792&mesg_id=97792&page=


I am aware that my first attempt at capturing liquid drops have no artistic merit, and I posted the pics to tell about TriggerTrap, which can be used to trigger the camera after an adjustable delay after a drop falls past the sensor. It is not clear to me how you trigger your camera, and what is the function of the "Stop-Shot"?

Regards, Antero

P.S. Rest assured that with or without this fabulous shot you will not be forgotten :)

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Mon 11-Mar-13 03:45 PM

Hey Antero, I checked your milk drops,,,not bad, not bad at all..I've never heard of a triggertrap...sounds pretty scary to me...I trigger my camera manually by using my remote....and the stop shot, is just my advanced method of my baggie. Not sure if you have read or remember, my first attempt at waterdrop photography was with a baggie full of water suspended above my baking glass for of liquid,,usually colored water. I then would use a needle and poke a hole in the bottom of the baggie and let the drops begin...
Now, I've gotten lazy and didn't feel like filling up the bag every time it ran dry which when it is constantly dripping water, it doesn't take long. So I got on line and figured out what else was out there and ran across this site that sold this contraption for waterdrop photography...What I'm using the most is the container that holds my water. It is a round tube that I can fill up with water and the drops are released one by one whenever I pushed the button on a controller that sits on my table. Even though the cost was high, it has been well worth it for me...And as I stated before, I am certainly not yet using it to it's full potential...So all I use it for is to replace my cheap 1 cent baggie....but it's way neater than running to the sink every 5 minutes.
This machine also has the potential to set off my flashes, I'm still working on that yet. So I typically leave my flash on my camera and go from there....I am finding that darker colored water are making the drops a lot sharper than the plain water itself...
any questions.....you know where I live,,,well not really, I'm on here.....heheheehe

Darlene

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#28. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 27

Antero52 Silver Member Awarded for his expertise in post-processing, being  consistently helpful and professional. Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009
Tue 12-Mar-13 05:46 PM

Darlene,

thank your for the explanation and more wisdom. I may play more with liquid drops later, but now I try to teach the Triggertrap to catch wildlife.

Regards, Antero

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bobdptro Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jan 2009
Wed 13-Mar-13 02:39 PM

Hi Darlene... I've always enjoyed your photos. Especially the flag photos. And it's very kind of you to share the techniques of thephotographing. Hope you don't mind me playing with your photos. I made a frog for my desktop...

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#30. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 29

pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Wed 13-Mar-13 11:34 PM

Oh my,,,,,,,,,,,,how cool is that!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I'm flattered it's on your desktop.,,,,I must be doing something right......that is really neat...and kind of funny too......

Darlene

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#31. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 29

Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Thu 14-Mar-13 08:39 AM

that is so cool - you 2 should go into business...

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Sat 16-Mar-13 12:36 AM

Hey thanks Alex, and some of your photos on facebook are AMAZING!!!!

Darlene

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#33. "RE: ONE TIME SHOT" | In response to Reply # 32

Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Sat 16-Mar-13 10:41 AM

Thanks for looking Darleen and thanks for your kind words...

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