View Full Version : Messing around with my camera while the cricket is off

11-09-2005, 16:22:31
No not amateur porn...



Scabrous Birdseed
11-09-2005, 16:57:14
Gorgeous and like most of your stuff very slightly surreal.

11-09-2005, 17:03:35
took about 90 to get that one, it doesn't need any special hardware, you just shoot it with flash to freeze the motion. I might try messing around to see if I can get the same exposure at a lower ISO as this ones rather noisy.

The hardest bit is getting the shutter timing right, most of the discarded ones had almost nothing in them. I didn't get any of the "crown" style splashed though, maybe I need to try it with something more viscous or drip from a greater height.

11-09-2005, 17:05:01
What kind of camera did you use, and how/where did you take it?

11-09-2005, 17:32:17
Its a Fuji s7000 (http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/fuji/finepix_s7000-review/). Its a good high end camera from about 2 years ago. Its not SLR quality but its the best I could get at the time at a reasonable price.

Took it on the living room table with a bowl of water, a couple of desk lamps to get more light and a eye dropper to drip the water with.

11-09-2005, 17:52:05

12-09-2005, 07:25:28
It's good for a Fuji.

Nice picture. Much better than my pictures of clocks.

12-09-2005, 09:07:00
He posts a clearly phallic symbol and then claims it's not amateur porn ?

Excellent picture though, and all the more impressive if you weren't using an audio trigger to time it.

12-09-2005, 09:12:27
I wish I had that sort of kit. I was using the old "take hundreds of shots and one will work" approach.

I quite like the fuji digitals, thier SLRs are not up to much but the prosumers are usually good. The s7000 does have a noise problem but it only really shows up at ISO 800 or 400 in low light which is pushing things anyway. It is a two year old camera and back then there wasn't much to match it.

I'm planning on buying a DSLR when I qualify as a teacher - I should get a 5000 retention bonus at the end of my first year to stop me going to the private sector. Given the way prices are coming down if I spend 700-800 I should be able to get whatever the D70 level camera is and a couple of lenses for that.

12-09-2005, 09:12:59
Actuall as I've got no school today (see other thread) I might try a few more of these.

12-09-2005, 10:34:56
Cool pic, beta. Looks like a computer graphic.

12-09-2005, 10:45:08
My Cannon Digital has such a slow response time between pushing the button and the picture actually being taken that I doubt I could take such a picture. Well, I could with my 35mm but not my digital.

12-09-2005, 10:58:57
Fantastic picture.