20 February 2010

experimenting..

Happy Sunday. How quickly has this week gone???!!! I can't believe I am back to skl today!
Anyway, I finished the card for the boys mum...
Really can't take much credit for it as I lifted a lot of the elements from this page by Stephanie Howell, but I put my own twist on it. I really love how it turned out so will possibly translate this into a page at some point.
After a week of pootling about in the craft area, this was my desk.. eeeekkk! Neadless to say it is now a lot tidier!
For my photography topic I thought I would do a bit of experimenting with water and fast shutter speeds. My poor brother spent yesterday afternoon throwing water about for me. I justified his efforts by thinking, "he's a boy, don't guys like this kind of stuff?" Fully justified. Well, we started with a glass (yes I do say glass) with water flying out after we dropped a mini football in. The first time was tops...This was the glass breaking after he missed! (ok, it was kind of my fault too!) But it made for a good picture! Mama was not too impressed, but it was all for the sake of a good photograph right???!

We then tried the same thing with a plastic cup, I over-exposed slightly but the effect was good so I will probably just tinker with it in photoshop back at school...I'm thinking about layering text into the water and adjusting opacity etc to make it look like words are flying out in the water splash. This the plan, in practice it could be tricky!!!

My next adventure was getting my brother to throw a bucket of water at a wall. I think he enjoyed this more!! ( after reading this he would like to add that it was actually he who came up with the idea of throwing water at a wall!) I was really happy with the results,again a bit of brightness contrast adjusting neeeded...

After doing a bit of flickr research I decided I wanted to capture a drop hitting a pool of water. After watching a fab tutorial I found on the web I set up a little mini studio with my long suffering brother holding a bag of water that dripped. I added food colouring to make the water stand out more....
As I got used to taking fast pictures, the results got better. These are a few of my fav's...

If anyone has any tips or advice on taking water shots, I would greatly appreciate it!

As ever, at school, blogging comes down to when I have time so if I don't post for a bit I'm just busy, I haven't forgotten it!

Thanks for stopping by

Loves xxxxxxx

4 comments:

JO SOWERBY said...

aww back to school but nearer to wells and our potential meeting, cant wait!!!!! the water shots are cool, cant wait to see how u edit them on photoshop, i feel a tutorial coming on for me when we meet up.
i need to play with my point and click more by playing with the things i can alter, and see if i can take better photos. i was please with the snowdrop garden ones but i thought they came out quite dark, so adobe will be having to help them out abuit.
Jo xxx

humel said...

Wow, love these stunning shots - and how patient is your brother, to do all that for you?! I did laugh at the broken glass though!! Have a great 2nd half to the term xx

Amy said...

Ok, now I want to go and take photos of water droplets .... these are FANTASTIC!

Kirsty.a said...

Amazing photos. Would love some advice on what settings you used as I've only just bought my first DSLR