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DaveNitsche
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My compulsion with my new sound trigger has reached critical mass. You have no idea the mess about 2 milliseconds after this click. It took forever to clean up. I promise this will be the last shot with liquids I ever do as it's time to find something original to do with the trigger.

Steve Strawn is a friend of mine and his work has always rev'd me up so I had to give one of these a go. How he has so many amazing shots of this type is beyond me. The amount of work needed to create something like this (about 7 hours of my life for a total of 4 clicks of the shutter) is way more than I ever want to do again... Enjoy







Sep 02, 2007 at 11:57 AM
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I love the colors though, and the shading within the liquid is SO cool! Great lighting. Looks worth the clean up to me.

-JEF



Sep 02, 2007 at 12:12 PM
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JEF Hoeveler wrote:
I love the colors though, and the shading within the liquid is SO cool! Great lighting. Looks worth the clean up to me.

-JEF


Thanks Jef. Getting the lighting on this stuff was hard at first. Thank god for Canon 430 flashes. I turned 6 of them down to 1/64th power (which in turn gives a flash duration of about 1/30,000th of a second) and it stops just about anything dead. It also allows for some great light fall off and creates dramatic stuffs when backlighting glass and liquid...

Thanks again.

Dave



Sep 02, 2007 at 12:26 PM
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WOW!!! That is all I can say. * Karen


Sep 02, 2007 at 03:50 PM
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Worth every minute Dave. The backlighting on the liquid really brings it out doesn't it. So clean and crisp the colors, the liquid becomes sculpted light.




Sep 02, 2007 at 03:54 PM
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These are cool! Keep them coming. Great Shot! - Marco


Sep 02, 2007 at 04:41 PM
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Superb!


Sep 02, 2007 at 05:37 PM
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How did you get them not to break? Acrylic glasses. The colors make this work so well.


Sep 02, 2007 at 07:04 PM
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Great shot, wish I was capable of something like this, but even if I knew how and had the equipment, I doubt I'd have the patience!

Brilliant, in both senses of the word!



Sep 02, 2007 at 07:06 PM
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Excellent entry. Love it.
Christian



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Very nice! I visited your website and it is fabulous! I also went to Steve Strawn's and he has some wonderful work as well. The patience of Job for sure!!!
Jane



Sep 03, 2007 at 03:12 AM
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Excellent, I hope you had good time when cleaning up the mess


Sep 03, 2007 at 02:42 PM
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Thanks for all the kind thoughts... :-)

Dave



Sep 04, 2007 at 11:14 AM
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hhski wrote:
How did you get them not to break? Acrylic glasses. The colors make this work so well.


Actually the glasses haven't even hit the stage yet. They were dropped from about 3 feet and the water movement was enough sound to trip the trigger.

But, the glasses didn't break any how when they hit. Martini glasses are strong suckers. Champagne flutes break super easy. :-)

Dave



Sep 04, 2007 at 11:15 AM
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Dave,
I was so awed by your photo when I first looked at it that I forgot to comment. It appears that you are having fun with your new toy. I would be interested in hearing how you trigger the six flashes.

Thanks,
Robert



Sep 04, 2007 at 12:17 PM
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relms wrote:
Dave,
I was so awed by your photo when I first looked at it that I forgot to comment. It appears that you are having fun with your new toy. I would be interested in hearing how you trigger the six flashes.

Thanks,
Robert


Hey Robert, I use the Canon ST-E2 IR Trigger. Without it I couldn't do any of this stuff. :-)

Thanks
Dave



Sep 04, 2007 at 12:29 PM
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This is just completely awesome. Love it. The three colors. Wonderful. The pre-spilling fantastic.

Great great shot. Only seven hours of your life, eh! Well you better make a big print of it, so you can look at it forever. This would make a fun photo for an uppercrust cocktail hangout.


I am still looking. I love the liquid. Fascinating. Especially the blue looks like it's tied itself in a knot at the top. What fun.



Sep 05, 2007 at 02:42 AM
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Dave.....This is just another fantastic image! It is so perfect! The colors and movement are supurb. Keep those trigger shots coming


Patty



Sep 05, 2007 at 05:21 PM
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Dave, Images this good don't need an assignment...they stand on their own. Great shot!


Sep 06, 2007 at 12:37 AM
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Really cool shot. Well done.
Christian



Sep 06, 2007 at 02:09 AM
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