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365 Days Photo project – Day 3 – Time to get wet!

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Posted on May 27, 2015


Summer is (almost) here, so I guess we all gonna need plenty of water and lemons soon. Or maybe just some beer? 😉

Anyway, here is a glass of water, with some ice and a slice of lemon, just for you! This was a fun image to make, with pretty simple setup as well. The recipe goes as follows:

  • One glass of water
  • Some ice
  • A slice of lemon
  • A camera (in this case, my beloved Canon 600D)
  • A flash – YN-560III, fired at 1/8 of power, which was more than enough to freeze the water splash..
  • ..and something to bounce that flash, in my case – a collapsible bounce card that was hung on the wall
  • Triggered with Yongnuo RF-603C wireless transmitter.
  • Drop the lemon into the glass every now and then to get that perfect shot!




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Oh yeah, If you want to repeat this at home, don’t forget a towel! It really helps when working with water. It’s also good to have a towel everywhere you go, according to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 😉


“A towel, [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”

About the Author

Fran is into photography and motion pictures. He makes music videos, lifestyle documentaries, visual effects and motion graphics. Fran currently lives and works in Zagreb, but he often also finds himself on the road accompanied by his camera.