Another Splash


Link Posted 09/08/2012 - 18:04
Another from my water droplets session....

...& trying out the new way of uploading!

Much quicker/easier!

C&C welcome.

The more I look, the more there is to see!
Last Edited by coker on 09/08/2012 - 18:05


Link Posted 09/08/2012 - 23:46
Lovely shot Roger. Well focused and sharp. The shape is great and I particularly like the undulations in the main body of water.

What technique did you use for this?

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Link Posted 10/08/2012 - 08:53
Thanks for your comments, Bob.

A plastic bag of water with a very small hole in is suspended about 18" over a small food container, in a larger tray. I hung mine from a tripod with an extension arm.
Folded white card b/g to give black, white & grey "image" in the drop.
K7 on tripod. AF 240 FT flash on its stand, aimed at the card b/g.
Flash on low, manual. Low ambient light.
Take care not to get the lens splashed.

I watched the drops form & then drop.
I found that if I fired the shutter, with Remote Control F, just as the drop fell, it captured the splash.... & then!

This is not an exact science!

I think I scored something like 10 useable shots from 200-odd.

Have a go, it's good fun & most satisfying when you do get a good'un!


p.s., loads more info on Google!
The more I look, the more there is to see!
Last Edited by coker on 10/08/2012 - 08:54


Link Posted 10/08/2012 - 11:12
Very good, and an interesting technique Roger



Link Posted 10/08/2012 - 11:30
Great shot and thanks for the explanation - glad to see that the uploading is working well for you.
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