Photo Friday: Water
Last week was fire so this week has to be water. Again inspired by Robert Grant and this YouTube video, I set off to create my version of photographing water. I call this one Elphaba: The Floating Green Martini. Elphabab is the lead character in the play “Wicked” where flying and being green are two attributes of this character.
You can see other water images in this gallery.
- Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
- Lens: EF24-105 f4 IS USM
- Tripod (Camera)
- Shutter release
- Tarp to protect the floor
- Bucket to catch the water
- Watering pot to pour water into the glass
- Tripod to hold glass (see video)
- Flood light to light backdrop (see video)
- Apreture: f/5
- Focal Length: 105 mm
- Shutter Speed: 1/800
Same as video. Modifications were that I wanted more of the glass in the image so I had the camera further back from the subject. I also filled the glass with green water then did another round of shooting using a watering pot filled with blue water. Using the shutter release I would hold the shutter release in one hand and the the watering pot in the other hand. Pressed on the shutter release as I started the pour.
Here is the original image prior to editing. As you can see the glass was not actually flying and needed some Wizard of Oz magic. Or at lease some Photoshop.
- Adjusted white balance,
- increased exposure,
- Reduced shadows and
- Increased clarity.
- Using the cloning tool, removed the bracket that held the glass to the tripod.