Splaaaasshhh!! by Vikram Franklin

Lemon splash into water – another cliche shot that like water-drop shots is something that should be tried.

A rainy sunday today finally made me try this using a couple of flashes and a glass flower vase (as my tank). I did a bunch of others – but the cliched lemon had to be the first!
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Nikon D80
Nikon 105 AF-S VR lens
f/11; 1/180sec; ISO400
SB600 & SB800 fired wirelessly in manual mode using Cactus wireless triggers.
SB600 aimed at the background
SB800 home-made snooted and aimed down into the vase

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  • lucin
    lucinalmost 6 years ago

    I love watching you take a cliche and turn it on its ear. You have the gift.

  • LOL! Thank you – making a nice collection of cliche shots!! Kinda trying to earn my stripes first..

    – Vikram Franklin

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent Vikram, love it!

  • Thanks Monika! Glad you like it.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Jay Stockhaus
    Jay Stockhausalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic shot of a cliche!

  • Thank Jay – for the wonderful comment and fav!
    Was afraid this might be too common a shot.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Clare Forder
    Clare Forderalmost 6 years ago

    Never mind about the cliche – if it makes a great shot like this then who cares?! Great work!

  • :-) – thanks for the vote of confidence Clare – really glad you liked it.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot Vikram!!

  • Thanks Nathalie! How have you been – not chatted for a bit!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micheleirene
    micheleirenealmost 6 years ago

    WOW! Love this Vikram! Perfect capture buddy! Can you explain home-made snooted? The lighting on this is perfecto :)

  • Thanks Shelly – nice to hear from you. Thanks for the compliment on the lighting.
    You’re going to laugh – a snoot is used over a light source in order to provide more directional control on the light. I use the DIY option of cutting the right shape out of one end of a Pringles can so I can slip it over the flash head. I used it as the light was hitting the front of the lens as well as bouncing off the glass in all directions – this kept it right where I wanted to.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersalmost 6 years ago

    Cliche or not, this is a fabulous shot my friend!!

  • Thanks Ursula!! Hey I never said cliches were bad. Just feel they’re something I need to do to find out ‘how’.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic shot Vikram!

  • Thanks Carole! These kind of shots are fun little kitchen experiments!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micheleirene
    micheleirenealmost 6 years ago

    Aaaahahaha! Yep, I laughed….but then I quickly thought…..man Vikram is brilliant!

  • LOL! – I thought it’d evoke thoughts of ‘cheap’. It works, so that’s all that matters.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • fauselr
    fauselralmost 6 years ago

    great shot, sounds like you had a lot of fun

  • Hey thanks – yep, had a lot of fun.

    – Vikram Franklin

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