When it rained yesterday my daughter ran out and had a gala time getting wet. I stayed at the door and clicked pictures of the water drops making a splash!
I first tried the kit lens but I was not happy with the close up of the water drops I was getting. Then I tried the 75-300 mm lens with continuous shooting. The lens was slow at the range I was trying. Let us see if I get another opportunity to experiment more with rain drops next weekend. The neighbor’s blue wall gives me a good background too!
This was the biggest splash I could capture! I actually love rains as long as I am not stuck in a traffic jam.
I have been playing around with water drops these days. So thought to do the stuff around the sunset time as well. You see my hand as the silhouette but the drops became very bright.
Have a great Skywatch this Friday and every other day.
PS. I am off to Goa. Have not been able to schedule any post. So see you all on Monday.
After doing the water drops on the Chinese Lemon I wanted to do more of the same. This time I was using my hands to make the water drops. So the pics have been clicked by holding the SLR in one hand.
This is against my neighbor’s wall in the background.
They have painted the wall blue and it provided for an interesting backdrop. It was only by clicking in the continuous mode I realized it is possible to capture the water drop while it is falling!
When I go bored I started looking for other things. There is a mulberry tree and I took this fallen fruit and tried to click the water drops. So the one above is not an insect.
Then it was the turn of a rose leaf.
And this is how a water drop looked when I clicked it against the sunset.
This week’s challenge at the Digital Photography School is abstract. I hope these water drops are a bit abstract and fits into the theme. These miniature oranges grow in my backyard. I always drool over them but I decided to do something about it today.
When Chhavi started taking her afternoon nap I headed out with a glass of water and my camera in my hand. Well, I have to admit I sprinkled water over the orange to get the droplets.
The tree looks very beautiful when it is full of oranges. But these are very bitter in taste. I use them as a lemon substitute in my Maggi!
As the droplets were my own doing, I managed to get 5 at a time and how thrilled I was. I was shooting with a 50mm prime lens and to achieve this effect I have cropped the pictures like anything.
But other than cropping, I have hardly done any other editing. I anyway do not know how to use photoshop. I do my editing in Picasa. Guess how many pictures I took to finally publish these 5? Around 150 but that tells you more about my photography than anything else. I envy people who can take 10 tack sharp pictures and then post 5. One day …