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Water drop photography

Discussion in 'Through the Lens' started by advan, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. AprilH

    AprilH Petridish Old Timer

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    A couple of my shots using my camera with Chad's setup:
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  2. papilio

    papilio Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Pretty sweet April! :D


    I'm currently trying some shots with a paper-thin splash pool in order to get some nice crowns, some with milk ... dismal failures so far. LOL
    I remember creating some beautiful ones in HS, getting too old to remember how I did it. :o_O:


    p.s. #4 is my fave. :D
     
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  3. AprilH

    AprilH Petridish Old Timer

    I made a Loch Ness Monster! :D
     
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  4. Shell

    Shell ArachnoVixen AKA Dream Crusher AKA Heartbreaker Staff Member

    I was just about to comment with something similar! Very nice (and that's my fave of your pics :) ).
     
  5. papilio

    papilio Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Before I closet my apparatus I wanted to show how nicely a water/milk mixture works with this.


    (This first one is just an image I liked from when I was trying in vain to get some nice crown splashes ... I took about 300 shots without nailing a single splash! :eek:

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    While not as dramatic as water drops, especially the wonderful way Chad lit his, milk has a charm too. :)


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  6. advan

    advan oOOo Staff Member

    Nice shots April! Kinda of addicting isn't it? :D

    Awesome milk shots Michael! I think you should have a few cheerios floating around in the picture. {D
     
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  7. papilio

    papilio Arachnoprince Old Timer

    hehe I think my choice would be lucky charms. :D

    VERY addicting!! I thought I was done but I've been working on a whole new set all night! A 30% addition of maple syrup. ;)


    (My camera is SO sticky! LOL)

    ---------- Post added 02-18-2013 at 09:09 AM ----------

    Okay, so I had to work up another set, this time I added a 30% solution of maple syrup to increase the surface tension and viscosity. It both makes the splashes more controlled and symmetrical and creates some interesting strings up by the dripper. :)




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  8. Anonymity82

    Anonymity82 Arachnoprince

    Are you guys taking requests?

    Kool-aid

    Skim milk VS Whole Milk

    non-newtonian fluid. SPLAT

    Nice shots!!!
     
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  9. papilio

    papilio Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Thanks njnolan! :D



    Non-newtonian fluids are commonly added to the primary liquid in order to produce various desired effects, commonly shampoo rinse, soap, glycerine and sugar guam. Some other as-yet untried non-newtonian materials might be silly putty ... or the non-fictional oobleck and flubber! {D

    This project begs and screams "experiment!!" LOL
     
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  10. advan

    advan oOOo Staff Member

    Today I just experimented with different colored diffusing. All the liquid is plain old water, the coloring is coming from the flash. :D

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    I had a few more ideas I wanted to try tonight but I forgot to charge my flash's batteries! Another day............:D
     
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  11. papilio

    papilio Arachnoprince Old Timer

    OMG I'm on acid! :eek:


    Very cool Chad! :D How did you get the multiple colors with a single flash?



    [edit] Ah, never mind ... I can see the diffuser refracted in the drops. ;)
     
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  12. advan

    advan oOOo Staff Member

    Thanks Michael! Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters taught me how! ;)
     
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  13. papilio

    papilio Arachnoprince Old Timer

    {D hehe nice!! {D
     
  14. AprilH

    AprilH Petridish Old Timer

    LOVE all the crazy colors! Those turned out great!
     
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  15. papilio

    papilio Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I'm not at all interested in paying the big bucks for the electronic sensors and triggers required to get water drops to collide with foolproof accuracy, but some of the same interesting effects can be seen by smashing the falling drops onto any object ... in this case a screwdriver blade. A 10% syrup mixture gave these shots that cool superstring effect. :)

    Since sharpness isn't really an issue here these were shot at f/32 to try to get everything in focus.



    Alien water-mantis. :D

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    Fingernail splash! by _papilio, on Flickr
     
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  16. Anonymity82

    Anonymity82 Arachnoprince

    Wow, awesome pictures. As awesome of these pictures are I must say it must look a little comical watching the photo shoot :D.
     
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  17. papilio

    papilio Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Thank you njnolan! :)


    LOL I suspect you're right! I'm always so absorbed in what I'm trying to do that I never think of how it must appear to an observer standing behind me ... nothing going on except my flash firing as wildly as it can without overheating!

    It's probably about the same were someone to watch me shooting slings. ;) In either case, not really much to see until the computer reveals what's on the memory card! Such is the fascination of shooting macro. :D
     
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  18. AprilH

    AprilH Petridish Old Timer

    I like the fingernail shot. It looks kind of like an eye! :p

    Yeah, we're cool. I spent my Saturday night taking pictures of water. he he
     
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  19. papilio

    papilio Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Thank you April! :D

    Yeah it does ... almost disturbingly so, appearing as it does to be dripping with fresh bodily fluids.

    ... :eek:

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    That's okay though, I think Pascal would be pleased. ;)
     
  20. Malhavoc's

    Malhavoc's Arachnoking Old Timer

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