Water droplets on a CD


As threatened, here is my first attempt at photographing water droplets on a CD. Rather disappointing, and I need to try harder to get anywhere near the standard John Gravett demonstrated on his Youtube video!

Although I’ve felt better today than yesterday, it was still quite a struggle getting everything set up after 10:00pm. I shot this on the landing at this time so that it was dark, and as I wanted to try the shot with and without a polarising filter, I couldn’t use the usual 50mm macro (mounting filters on that lens is very risky, as they can jam the focussing!), and instead used an old Sigma 90 Pentax K-mount lens with an adapter, hence the lack of reliable data. That lens suffers focus creep when left pointing downwards on a tripod, so it was not very satisfactory. I’ll have to look at some other options before I try again – the Olympus with the 60mm macro would probably be a better choice.

About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.
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