Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 USM L + Speedlite 430EX + Manfrotto 055 PRO B + Manfrotto 488RC2 Ball Head + Cooling Filter (82) + lots of towels
Note* This is a pear not a chick.
A little experiment I always wanted to compose. This isn't the full masterpiece as I wanted it. But anyway, this is an experiment, like I said. The real stuff will be due next week, if I manage to rent a photography room in my college.
I manage to set up my own little studio at my room. Just with 2 black A1 size black boards, an Ikea table placed with a reflective mirror. My camera didn't quite catch the focused that I wanted, because the flash isn't shot direct, but a bounce off the ceiling effect. I tried many ways, but this is still the best.
It took me 30-40 minutes just to get the right shot. Sadly, all 5 of them isn't quite impressive. Yes, I only took 5 shots, do you know how much trouble I went through using towels to clean up the whole place before moving on the next shoot. I also got into a little accident by tripping over a metal ruler that had cute my toe, it was dark that time, and I need to off all the lights in order to get the white balanced I wanted.
I had placed a pear in a Swatch watch box, and filled it up with tap water. And freezed it, this concept inspired me from the start when I saw a deviant using cherries instead of pears, and ice cube trays rather then Swatch watch box. I also made the composition more dramatic by poring distilled water out of a bottle. It wasn't as easy at it seems, and often I would wet the whole place.
But by the end of the day, it was still worthy!
Digital Camera Magazine (Malaysia), Issue no. 20, August 2007, Prize Winner on Hotshots, pg. 23. Editors note on, pg. 2, paragraph 4.
If you are a local Malaysian who is interested in this Print, and lives around Selangor or Kuala Lumpur. Special price will be given to any customer. Print will not be printed from DeviantART. All type of print size and texture are available for personal choice. Please note me*
ah I like this its very nice. I personally don't think anything can be improved - its perfect the way it is. Simple is sometimes better than complex detail, which can sometimes be a distraction for the point of the image you want to project? I don't know if I have said that right..
Love it. I've seen the shots of the cherries in ice cubes and wanted to give it a try myself but unfortunately I gave after I couldn't find anywhere to shoot it, but you've pulled it off really well. It looks quite messy but its so crisp! I think any smaller aperture would loose the whole sense of capturing the motion, blurring the water and not maintain its raw feel.