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    CRANN in a droplet

    This was a recent project of mine, submitted (but sadly unsuccessful) for an image competition in the nanoscience institute (CRANN) where I work. Thought I'd put it up here, as I'm particularly proud of it

    Camera: Nikon D3100
    Lens: 18-55mm VR @ 55mm
    Shutter speed: 1/200
    Aperture: f/10
    ISO: 100

    The inspiration came from the spectacular work by Martin Waugh.

    I printed the logo of the institute out onto an A4 sheet, and hung it upside down on the wall behind (you can actually see the tape in the image). The water source was a separating funnel I found lying around in the lab - it has a small tap where I could control the flow of the water. Using a retort stand and clamps it was set up ~ 10" from the wall.

    The main light source was a Nikon SB700, placed to the left of the water source, pointing at the inverted logo. It was triggered by the on camera flash of the D3100 (flash compensation set to -3). The strobe was set to 1/128th power after some test shots.

    It took a lot (though I won't say how many) attempts to get shot you see here.

    Post-processing included cropping, some playing with constrast/levels etc. in PS, and false colour overlay.

    What would I do differently? Use a wireless triggering system, use a longer lens so cropping isn't necessary, and remove the tape from the sign.

    All comments welcome!
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    Wow, that's very clever! Really love the shot, and the color you used for the tinting is good, too. I imagine that had to be a frustrating shot to get, but worth it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcoppock View Post
    Wow, that's very clever! Really love the shot, and the color you used for the tinting is good, too. I imagine that had to be a frustrating shot to get, but worth it!
    Thanks! Glad you like it. What are long weekends for if not spending hours trying to get the shot just perfect!
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    That is totally cool.
    Nice photo

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    razor sharp picture.. loved it!
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    awesome shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATB510 View Post
    CRANN in a droplet

    This was a recent project of mine, submitted (but sadly unsuccessful) for an image competition in the nanoscience institute (CRANN) where I work. Thought I'd put it up here, as I'm particularly proud of it

    Camera: Nikon D3100
    Lens: 18-55mm VR @ 55mm
    Shutter speed: 1/200
    Aperture: f/10
    ISO: 100

    The inspiration came from the spectacular work by Martin Waugh.

    I printed the logo of the institute out onto an A4 sheet, and hung it upside down on the wall behind (you can actually see the tape in the image). The water source was a separating funnel I found lying around in the lab - it has a small tap where I could control the flow of the water. Using a retort stand and clamps it was set up ~ 10" from the wall.

    The main light source was a Nikon SB700, placed to the left of the water source, pointing at the inverted logo. It was triggered by the on camera flash of the D3100 (flash compensation set to -3). The strobe was set to 1/128th power after some test shots.

    It took a lot (though I won't say how many) attempts to get shot you see here.

    Post-processing included cropping, some playing with constrast/levels etc. in PS, and false colour overlay.

    What would I do differently? Use a wireless triggering system, use a longer lens so cropping isn't necessary, and remove the tape from the sign.

    All comments welcome!
    Great shot! Congratulation!

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    Wow, what a very clever shot... thanks for sharing the secret on how it was done. You have every right to be proud of it.

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    I agree... you have every right to be proud of that! I may try to replicate the method, but I doubt I'll come even close to being half as good. Well Done!
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    Hi...,
    How are You? Thanks for sharing this information. I have Nikon D30 DSLR camera. I am trying to experiment with it now. I am looking for links where I can learn Photography concepts like: Shutter Speed, ISO settings etc.

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