This week was a tough one for us both! Amy and I both had some motivational issues, and I’m pretty sure the main cause for this was a sticky theme. Maybe we should stick with easier ones! Having said that, I do actually love what we ended up with as a diptych. Seattle wedding photographer Amelia Soper took the gorgeous image on the left of her kitty Cleo sitting in her favorite wrestling spot (!) and I decided to go for the macro perspective with backlit water drops as they rushed out of the shower head.
It was a fun technical workout for me this week … will the fastest available sync speed of 1/250 actually show droplets? Yes! In fact, this was shot at 1/100. Can I backlight the water without wrecking my speedlight and Pocket Wizard? Yes! Ziplock bags are my friends. Can I even focus on the water droplets themselves? Not on auto focus, no. I switched to manual focus (Laura, I hope you’re reading this) and got close enough. I wish the focus was better but getting it this close took 27 frames, and I have a whole host of other projects I should be working on right now … Anyway, we’d love to hear your reactions. And head on over to Amy’s blog later today for her perspective on this week’s challenge.