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I was going to do some different photography today, but I had an idea for the water drops that I wanted to try.

This is not the result of that, since once again I could not quite achieve what I wanted, but I will get there soon.

So here is a normal collision, but this time with glycerin added to the falling drops, which does seem to give a better spread to the collision when they are square on. Liked this one because the red is so deep, but also have some from earlier in the session with a more pink tone that I may upload some time.

I did also play with a couple of other variables. The exact effect of those I am not yet sure if they were positive or negative, but still all form part of the knowledge base for these.

Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:85mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Red Drop
Username:csurry csurry
Uploaded:9 Jan 2011 - 5:27 PM
Tags:Blue, Collision, Flash, Flash / lighting, Red, Reflection, Water drop, Yellow
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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
9 Jan 2011 - 5:31 PM

Another great capture Cheryl.
Paul

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Cristian
Cristian  10950 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 5:31 PM

Pin sharp, how long did it take you to get this image?

Cristian Smile

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 5:32 PM

gorgeous, and how you got the variation of colours too is very clever

Linda

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Dix
Dix  7 England
9 Jan 2011 - 5:32 PM

One word......WOW!
Especially love the reflection.

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achieverswales

Awsome as usual Cheryl! It might be a great idea if you could take a photo of the setup you use with a good discription, I feel a lot of people would be very interested.

Regards

Trev.

Last Modified By achieverswales at 9 Jan 2011 - 5:48 PM

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paulcr  101536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 5:50 PM

Amazing, beautiful. Paul

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csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 6:18 PM

Thanks all.

My problem is Trev, there is not enough room in the spare room to include all the elements in a single shot, and people would see how messy everything really is. I'm sure people imagine it to look like some kind of laboratory. Looks more like scrapheap challenge gone wrong!

The basics for the shot are as they have always been. Something to hold the water, something to drop the water (this is now a water valve, but has in the past been various pipettes). A container of water, this is currently an eight by twelve inch by two inch oven dish. Then behind the setup and two flashguns with different coloured gels, these are fired through a piece of frosted perspex which diffuses and spreads the light. Recently I have added a single sheet of tracing paper to the back of the perspex as this spreads the light and gets rid of the vignette that I was suffering with earlier. Camera settings are ISO 400, f/13-20, 1/15th sec. The two flashguns are set at either 1/32nd or 1/64th output. It is the flash that freezes the action, not the shutter speed.

Thanks for the GEA Ian and to Cristian for the UA. Both very much appreciated.

Cristian it has taken many, many sessions of perfecting the light and setup. Even now I only end up with a few images from each session that will ever be processed. There are just so many variables that can cause success or failure and so many other elements that can be tweaked to try to get new results. Today it was the glycerine, which I have used previously. My real problem is that I should make more notes to make results more repeatable, but I always get caught up in the moment of taking them.

Last Modified By csurry at 9 Jan 2011 - 6:20 PM

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Eastlands e2 Member 4683 forum postsEastlands vcard Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 7:13 PM

Ever since Harold Edgerton's "Milkdrop Coronet" this has been a popular area of photography and I am glad to see new variations in the digital age. This is a superb image with wonderful colours.

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Steve_S e2 Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 7:36 PM

Love those colours Cheryl, well worth the effort (and mess Smile ).
Steve

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tomcat e2 Member 96178 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 9:15 PM

This has got to be one of the best of the series.
Would make a good ad image for a product.
Which one though?

Adrian

Post edit.
Just downloaded it & flipped it both CW & CCW.
Looks amazing

Last Modified By tomcat at 9 Jan 2011 - 9:18 PM

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