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  #151 THREE (revisited)
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3 drops       ©2014 ysal
Panasonic DMC-GX7       2nd place, 174 points
1/320s, f7.1, ISO 500, 122mm, Manual, Center Weighted Average, flash
Post-Processing: Cropped, resized, adjusted exposure and lighting, increased saturation, denoised and sharpened.       Extra Info: I tried to recreate a shot I took a couple of years ago which captured 3 falling droplets perfectly. This is the best I got after a whole day of trying, but it's not nearly as good as the original.
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Dec 8, 2014
    congrats on your 2nd place

Dec 8, 2014
    Congrats ysal - very well done. I bet you're flushed with success :-)

Dec 8, 2014
    Congratulations - Well deserved - a great shot.

Dec 8, 2014
    Wow, thank you very much everyone!!

Yes, this took forever. The problem is, there are the falling drops and there are the bouncing drops and they don't happen on the same plane. You can see it here, the bottom 2 drops are bouncing up on the same place so they are in focus. The 3rd drop at top is the falling drop, slightly out of focus.

Anyway, I will post my original from few years ago over in the outtakes sections. I'll also post my very high-tech set up I use (don't laugh when you see it).

Mepo - I also use the kitchen sink faucet. There are better ways (common one is filling a plastic bag with water, poke a pin hole in it and hang it over the sink, but that's way too much work for me!!)

Dec 8, 2014
    Congrats on your re-creation! (Almost like you were practicing for Mini#27!)

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Dec 8, 2014
    Your patience really paid off. This is really terrific.

Dec 7, 2014
    Well done. Fascinating subject and I know you can spend a lot of time playing with it. Love the reflections and the striped colours. How do you control the flow - I simply adjust my faucet in the sink but it's affected if water is used elsewhere and I figure there has to be a better way to control it. In my favs.

Dec 7, 2014
    A nice capture. You apparently have a lot of patience!

Dec 6, 2014
    Well, your other picture must be quite good then. I know water drops are hard to shoot.

Dec 6, 2014
    A striking, well-executed capture, with a good match to the scene.

Dec 6, 2014
    Outstanding! What is needed is three concentric ripples (only kidding). I am going to try this one day when I overcome the inertia to make a set-up needed for this image. Congratulations - a day well spent.

Dec 5, 2014
    like the other entry and high in my favourites
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