Week 2

NIKON D3000 | NIKKOR 18-55 @ 35.0mm | f/8.0 | ISO 400 | 1/13s | FLASH SB600 1/16

NIKON D3000 | NIKKOR 18-55 @ 35.0mm | f/8.0 | ISO 400 | 1/13s | FLASH SB600 1/16

The Photo:
I have been meaning to try this “splash photography” for some time now and this week decided to give it a go.
As you can see I used one of my tripods to suspend a baggy of water over a baking dish. I did not have a black container so I put a black shirt in the dish. The baggy was perfect as just a little pinhole gave me a constant drip so I could just fire away. The most important part was the flash, you want the flash pointing at the paper backdrop and not the water. I do not have a sync cable yet, however since my external flash swivels I was able to point it at the backdrop just as well. For effect, the different coloured folders allowed me to cast different tints on the water. I shot with tungsten white balance to give the photo a blue tone. The result was a good first attempt I think! Not much post processing done here, just a crop.

My Week:
Back to school this week. I am taking English, French, Canadian Politics, Canadian Geography, and Intro to Cultural Anthropology. I am not sure about the last one yet, but the rest seem great so far. I got quite a busy schedule with 5 courses and working 16 hours a week.

Some friends from school and I went to Celebrities to dance on Tuesday night, Wednesday was a bit rough as I worked in the morning and then had a class. However silk was amazing. I managed to do an entire new move called the crucifix drop. I had been trying to do this move for the last 2 weeks. If you are looking for a fun class that will whip you into shape, Aerial Silk is what you are looking for. In 12 weeks of classes I have quadrupled my upper body and core strength, and visibly lost weight. If you are in the Vancouver area check out http://www.vancouvercircusschool.ca/

Thursday was more school and work, but Friday was great. I had classes, worked and then met a friend for delicious sushi before heading to Republic for some more dancing. I love to dance!

Till next week…
SMae xx

Highlights of the week:

  • Semester 2 started.
  • Catching up with friends from Uni.
  • Dancing Tuesday night.
  • Hanging out on campus doing nothing on Wednesday.
  • Very productive silk class.
  • Sushi and dancing Friday night.


13 Responses to "Week 2"
  1. January 16th, 2011@07:34

    I can see why you’re a happy girl. Well done.

  2. UserMom
    January 16th, 2011@00:53

    Wow, this is an amazing picture Sarah. You are getting very good at this. Very proud of you!

  3. UserMike Crisstwit@#!/akphotograph
    January 16th, 2011@07:51

    Nicely done, this is on my list to do this year!

  4. January 16th, 2011@16:50

    nice capture.

  5. UserBetty Mackeigantwit@none
    January 16th, 2011@10:25

    SARAH you are amazing where do you find the time to do all that????? Love your pictures.

    • UserSMaetwit@5Mae
      January 16th, 2011@13:52

      Thank you 🙂

  6. January 16th, 2011@17:43

    Wow! That’s a great capture!

  7. January 17th, 2011@03:52

    you should be happy with this shot

  8. January 17th, 2011@05:56

    That’s a great shot!

  9. January 18th, 2011@20:08

    Wow, beautiful

  10. January 19th, 2011@19:56

    Brilliant color and light! I love it!

  11. January 23rd, 2011@18:16

    Wow, that’s your first splash shot???? Fantastic

  12. UserLil
    February 8th, 2011@13:01

    Wow This is AMAZING – how good are you eh!

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