Photo Monday – Remote Control

I’ve been looking for flowers to photograph as they bloom.  Why?  Because my remote control’s manual suggested it.  Problem: none of the flowers in the garden do that open during the day, closed at night thing.  I came up with something else.  Water.  More specifically, pouring water into a glass.

I set everything up.  I found the best lit wall in the house for a plain background.  I set the glass on a chair and the camera on a tripod.  And then, the remote control.  I programmed it to give me a 10 second delay and then take 10 pictures at 1 second intervals.  And I started.  175 pictures (I upped the number of photos to 15 a little later on).

Before I show you the 3 pictures I like well enough, you have to know that I didn’t have quite enough light.  One of the 3 was taken at ISO64000 and the movement still isn’t as frozen and clear as I wanted.  And because of the high ISO, it’s a little grainy.  You also have to know that I was heavy handed with the editing.  Apart from the watermark, I do all my editing in RAW.  Each of these pictures had the brightness bumped up a little, contrast and highlights bumped up to maximum, shadows and saturation bumped down to minium.  It was the only way I could find to get decent definition in the water.

So here they are, from my least favorite to my favorite. (The green is food coloring that I added to make the water stand out more from the background.  Should have used less of it.)




I’m going to need to work on this some more…

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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One comment on “Photo Monday – Remote Control
  1. Charity says:

    That last one is pretty cool!


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