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p.1 #1 · When the cold takes over...


...What do you shoot.

Where I live only a few wood louse, some worms, and the occasional small beetle are still around, in this post I am hoping that some more creative people can tell us what you shoot at this time of year. All ideas are greatly appretiated.

Julian



Dec 05, 2012 at 09:03 PM
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p.1 #2 · When the cold takes over...


well julian i,m trying a bit of landscape right now,and then will probably fire up the water drop machine,and dabble with smoke shots also.


Dec 06, 2012 at 02:05 AM
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p.1 #3 · When the cold takes over...


Thanks Denis, I have tried those two before with very little success.

Does anyone know if shooting water drops hand held with only the pop-up flash will work?

Juian



Dec 06, 2012 at 02:40 AM
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p.1 #4 · When the cold takes over...


There are still lots of bugs around as long as it's not actually freezing, but you do need around 2 to 4X mag as many are rather small- eg bark flies, springtails etc.

Inside you can play with water drop refractions or splash shots, soap bubbles including the interference patterns, bought flowers, smoke, food colouring or inks dropped into water, thin plastic stress patterns using polarising films,

Brian v.



Dec 06, 2012 at 07:11 AM
Julian Nell
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p.1 #5 · When the cold takes over...


Alot of great ideas in there Brian, Thanks.

Julian



Dec 06, 2012 at 07:27 AM
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p.1 #6 · When the cold takes over...


I second Brian's recommendations. In past years I used to occasionally dig in leaf litter around this time of year - usually finding things like springtails, but lately I have spent it on water drops. Also here in the PNW (Seattle) we have a lot of mushrooms right now.

Besides the large amount of time with water drops, I am also preparing a system for capturing insects in flight that I should have ready in time for spring.



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p.1 #7 · When the cold takes over...


Whatever you can find. Shooting rocks in a stream a week or two ago. I used to really dread winter, I freaked out and bought supplies for painting one year. Now I don't worry about it as much. Snow and ice can be interesting as well


Dec 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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p.1 #8 · When the cold takes over...


I have been looking forward to photographing ice flakes, maybe it won't be to bad.

Julian



Dec 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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p.1 #9 · When the cold takes over...


julian.
i use 3 or 4 flashguns for the water drops,and a tripod.



Dec 13, 2012 at 01:13 AM
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p.1 #10 · When the cold takes over...


Julian:
If you wish to do macro, there are a whole slew of objects and tools and frozen weeds, etc. Along with frost patternsa and ice crystals.
Douglas



Dec 13, 2012 at 05:04 PM
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p.1 #11 · When the cold takes over...


Well I guess water drops aren't really something I can shoot, I guess I will just wait for the snow and frost.

Thanks for all the suggestions everybody.

Julian



Dec 15, 2012 at 08:05 PM





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