Q + D FA 100WR Water Drops on a cd (7 images)

Started Jan 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Paul Panetta Regular Member • Posts: 325
Q + D FA 100WR Water Drops on a cd (7 images)

I used the Q + my Pentax D FA 100 WR to take some macros of a water drop on a cd with the light from my Android phone (either the flash or screen light) or a flashlight as the light source. I basically moved the light over the cd to get the various effects.  There are 3 different water drops all up.

All were taken with a 2 second exposure as this is the longest time I can get using a generic adapter, possibly the Pentax branded K to Q adapter may allow for longer shutter times if it has an inbuilt shutter as this seems to be a prequesite for longer times (please correct if I am wrong).

I found it a little difficult to get exact focus.  I was using the 4x enlargement option and I turned of Focus Peaking as it just seemed to create a lot of snow all over the screen.

Aperture I guess was somewhere between f4 and about f8.  I had the camera mounted on a tripod and used my Pentax remote (normally used with my K5).

Post processed in Capture One Pro 6.  No cropping, just sharpening, exposure adjustments and clarity.

I guess it's really just a bit of fun.


Paul P.

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