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One more drop in the ocean

By EddieAC    
I was experimenting with a cola bottle and had devised a way of using the cap as a valve to try and alter the speed of the water drops to try and get a collision as I can't afford a splash art kit at the moment.

I got one out of a couple of hundred exposures but either my focus point was slightly off or the drips were not always landing in the same place as it was not sharp. It was also quite low and close to the water surface.

I thought I would upload one that I quite liked.

I have also uploaded the not sharp collision as a version. I will keep trying until I get a good one. Wink

Tags: Water Drop Splash Close-up and macro Droplet

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Tish1 Plus
7 32 5 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 7:11PM
Keep trying, it is addictive; I used an intravenous tube purchased from ebay/amazon for about 3-4, which helped a lot. Collisions are a bit hit and miss and like you, when they did occur the focus was off or the flash didn't fire etc. However, you can still experiment with single drops relative to different heights for the drops, different liquids and various additives and colourings.

I have just purchased one of the Splash Art kits, literally arrived yesterday, tried a few shots, 155 actually, eventually the last 27 gave me some collisions, but since I was just trying it out, the focus wasn't good and the collisions weren't brilliant, but, I will have fun experimenting with it.

This is not bad all things considered, your camera settings look about right and the focus is sharp


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EddieAC 15 2.6k 2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2016 7:48PM
Thanks Tish. Smile

My method for focussing involves holding a clear drinking straw with a pen mark under the drops and when I can feel the drops hitting the straw I then get the mark in focus.

I have devised a method where I full a cola bottle with water and I open the cap a bit more or less to try and speed up or slow down the drops and see if I can get the timing bang on. Of course when drips are coming out more quickly it makes it even more difficult to judge the timing. Tongue

I have looked into the intravenous tubes. I will have to see if I can get one. Smile
Boagman65 12 2 1 Scotland
20 Mar 2016 10:01PM
I've not had a go at this yet you seem to be making the most of it as this is an excellent shot well sharp where it needs to be. The vibrant pink colour makes for a really eye catching image.


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