January 12, 2007

aqua stop

Whaddaya think? I'm really pleased with myself. Well actually I should give myself a hard kick in the behind. I was supposed to be writing a script for a corporate gig but decided to do a bit of home studio photography instead. I spent about an hour or so playing with backgrounds and flash positions and shutter speed and exposure and reflectors and... Took about a hundred pictures and ended up with 18 that I was extremely happy with. Water always photographs so beautifully.

Thanks for letting me post this as a KLDP shot. There will be a KL picture tomorrow, I promise. Another mini-series, I think. Let's see what happens today.


Blogger Keropok Man said...

It's a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious shot!!!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Faye Pekas said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh yeah! This is stunning. Totally, absolutely and completely stunning. You need to submit it somewhere cuz its bound to win.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Mandi said...

This is an amazing shot. Well done. I agree with Faye Pekas you have to submit it.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Like what keropok man said... supercalifragelis...whatever.

Amazing shot!! *bow to show respect*

3:40 PM  
Blogger Olivier said...

magnigique photo, on dirait des billes de verre qui tombent dans l'eau

magnigic photograph, one would say balls of glass which fall into water

5:53 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

I love it! And after all it's water from KL so it IS a KL pic!!

6:24 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Photo of the year.

Absolutely amazing. I HATE you, you, talented wonderful person you!

9:08 PM  
Blogger teo mocchi said...

Yes, photo of the year!

10:02 PM  
Blogger Andreea said...

i love i love i love. if you could share the secret? :)

10:09 PM  
Blogger Chris & Deb said...

You're right to be very pleased! This is so ultra cool! The background, and how it's captured within the droplets....yep-award winning stuff here!

10:21 PM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Wow, this is a superb photo! I love it!

1:24 AM  
Anonymous ruth said...

Ha, that's funny that you got Eric's stamp of approval! So all is well.

This is great, fantastic, superb, magnifique! I've seen this technique and have wanted to try it. I don't have your equipment, but it looks like fun! I'm sure it isn't easy, and I don't mean to make it sound that way. I'm glad you posted it!

Are you going to post the rest somewhere that we can view them?

3:44 AM  
Blogger Meg in Nelson said...

As long as it's KL water!

4:18 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

cool mr s....you are very vocal of late....when do you arrive?

6:28 AM  
Blogger StarByte said...

Breath taking. Simply breath taking.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

That has to win an award or two or three. I'm in awe.

9:01 AM  
Blogger mamasan said...

It's fantastic! I love how the stripes in the water drops are in focus but the background stripes aren't! You star, you!

10:08 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Absolutely fabulous Edwin! Those are quite obviously KL water drops. Very nice indeed. Congratulations!

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have said everything about the picture!
I can imagine your joy, when you got to see this outcome of your work.
I am happy for you!

2:41 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. See the HUUGGEEE smile on my face :)

Here is the list of items I used for the shot:
- an Ikea placemat for the background
- a blue chopping board for the base
- a small square glass container
- a larger glass dish to hold the small one
- a plastic syringe
- tripod
- remoto flash
- 105mm macro lens
- a gold/silver reflector
- water, lots of it
- an hour of time

Won't tell you about the backache and dozens of test shots.

Yup Mimmu, you're right. Immense joy when I was done.

I've been wanting to try this for months but always thought it'll not come out like the pictures in magazines. Then I thought, "Just do it!"

I'll be posting the rest on Flickr soon.

Thanks again for the wonderful comments. I really am so happy with these water shots.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

impressive, Edwin! very impressive!!

5:59 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

Ed, I'm speechless...I envy you for your photographic skills!!!

11:38 PM  
Blogger DXBluey said...


You've just moved the goalposts - this is another level. Pic of the year I agree. And it's only Jan 14th!


All the best,


1:49 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

This is very artistic. I like it a lot.

4:36 PM  
Blogger wmw said...

Wonderful shot....with all that work, it could be droplets of your sweat! LOL. It's a masterpiece shot alright!

1:06 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Top Class Picture !

4:54 AM  
Anonymous Helen said...

Amazing! Great water photo!

9:46 AM  
Blogger Chris & Deb said...

Edwin I keep coming back to this great shot. Upon first seeing it, I sent the link to my wife. Her response? "Bet I know what you'll be trying all weekend".
Nope-I'll leave this one to The Master!
I'm still in awe.

1:33 AM  
Blogger Paprika said...

waaaaaaaaah looks damn pro!! grrrrreat shot!!

9:29 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

WOW! The comments keep coming! Thank you guys :)

Well, Chris, I have no doubt you'll excel when you try. Your shots are so amazing already. Like I said...envious I am.

Photo of the year Bluey? Hehehehehehehehehe

8:14 PM  

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