Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Some of you may have read about my Failed Water Drops Experiment. I guess I shouldn't call it "failed" so much as "a learning experience." I knew I needed to try it again with more light, and I knew a prettier background wouldn't hurt either! So I died some water blue, put it in a pretty white bowl and put it on my dining room table underneath the brightest lights I have in my apartment. You can see the glare of the light on the water in some of the picture and I think natural sunlight would've been much better, but I didn't have any at the moment so I made due.
I like this a THOUSAND times better than my first attempt but still don't feel like I got the "money shot." They aren't as perfectly focused as I would like and this may be due to the fact that I still didn't have enough light to shoot less than f/2 and still have a fast shutter speed. And I had trouble getting something that was in constant motion perfectly focused at f/2. I think a macro lens would do wonders for this experiment but I think even more light would help too! I think a third attempt at this is still in my future!