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By Coza
This is another of my splash shots. I filled a bowl to the brim and arranged three flash guns pointing directly at it. I used 1/1000 shutterspeed, and an aperture of f16. It took loads and loads of tries to get the right shape splash, and depth of field, but this one was one of my favourites. I know that my last splash is a familiar shape in these kinds of shots, but this one was quite unusual. I called it water pen becuase it looks like a pen with a water droplet balancing on the top. What di you think? Smile Comments appreciated.

Tags: Close-up and macro Flash and lighting

Voters: silverwolf, joss, phisher and 31 more

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PLCimagery 16 78 1 England
23 Oct 2006 1:10PM
like it!
chrissd 16 304 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2006 1:18PM
one of the best water drip shots i have seen, excellent work
McKenzie 16 22 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2006 1:29PM
I think this is superb, fantastic clarity and focus. Tried a few of these, never got one I was happy with yet! LOL
23 Oct 2006 1:33PM
That's brilliantly captured, to get it at that precise moment. Great work!
23 Oct 2006 1:35PM
just amazing the shapes you get with these. Congrats on the capture and the patience
Bridie 16 6
23 Oct 2006 1:36PM
Superb.I have tried so many times to do this and have not managed it so well done you Smile
cat_mc 16 17 Australia
23 Oct 2006 1:46PM
great capture well done wish i had taken it
23 Oct 2006 2:17PM
I think you nailed it just perfectly with your flash and exposure. The DOF is pretty good too, but its the shape of that droplet/splash that takes the cake.
steve5452 18 15 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2006 2:19PM
Excellent work.
Coza 17 2
23 Oct 2006 2:28PM
Thank you for all of your comments.

yhodie 15 3
23 Oct 2006 2:28PM
wowow, AMAZING pic... teach me plsss MASTER
23 Oct 2006 2:44PM
Great name for this shot.
shane 17 7 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2006 3:22PM
superb shot. great stuff and sounds like hard work

Imagine23 16 241 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2006 4:17PM
Really good, you must have lots of patience!
korni 16
23 Oct 2006 5:28PM
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2006 9:33PM
This is really good Coza, I've not tried any of these before, like the way the round drop appears to be balancing on a point.

browny 17 1
23 Oct 2006 10:35PM
Fantastic!!!!! Superb!!!!! Well done Coza xx
phisher 16 3 Canada
24 Oct 2006 3:21AM
Great shapes! Nicely done!
24 Oct 2006 12:40PM
Thank you for your comments on my work. Your profile is fantastic. Well done. Shan Smile
csurry 20 9.2k 92
24 Oct 2006 8:14PM
Want to be inspired then check this out.

Introduced the colour to mine in one of two ways. Either use the WB set to flourescent to get blue. Or use a glass dish and put some coloured paper underneath.

There's a full explanation on one of mine here

HTH, but be aware they are addictive.

The colliding ones are "simply" a matter of getting one drop to hit the previous one as it rise back out of the water. I use a gravity feed system, but it isn't controllable enough. Need a fluid dynamics engineer as a best friend I think Smile)
Coza 17 2
25 Oct 2006 9:49AM
Thankyou, csurry. I shall try it out next time.

stevem 17 238 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2006 11:20AM
Very nicely captured, excellent image.

Personally I'd crop the bottom 1/15th bit off to remove the dark ripple from the foreground.
Coza 17 2
28 Oct 2006 6:33PM
Thankyou to everyone who commented on this pic!
I am very pleased with this shot.

28 Oct 2006 6:36PM
What an amazing shot! I love the ripples.
I clicked!
LaNonna 15
3 Nov 2006 10:48PM
This photo is amazing. You clearly have tremendous talent and loads of patience. Well done.
silverwolf 20 7 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2006 2:15PM
Excellent image and detail.

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