Well it seems to have been an eternity since I had any time or motivation to post anything to my very neglected photo blog but here I am. So my plan going forward for the rest of the year is to pick from the subjects I chose in January in any order, no pressure, no timeline, just hopefully some fun and good photography is the end result.
Being inspired by water droplet photography I had seen on pinterest earlier this year I tried to mimic the setup with my the Pentax K200d and my Sigma 70mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens attached to a tripod with manual release cable, off camera lighting from the Newer LED light. A pre-focused the Macro lens manually aiming at the top of the water line in the glass and attempted to drop water on to it from a water dropper while shooting off over 120 shots all together. Unfortunately none of the actual water droplets were in focus when making their big splash or I had missed precise millisecond and the clear crown of a water splash I was hoping for was just not there.
The first image above was shot a board game in the background and it was actually the first shot of the shoot and came out the most satisfactory of the bunch I think. The second shot was one of the last after giving up with some frustration that I just couldnt get anything in focus. Post processing to remove dust spot and some color corrections to both frames.