Water droplet experiments

Yesterday┬áI decided to have another play with photographing water drops. After 642 attempts I finally managed the two droplet collision I’d been trying for. OK it’s not great, but I’m happy with it, and I have a better idea of how to achieve similar in fewer shots! Nikon D3200, ISO 400, f/16, 1/200s, 50mm prime lens with a 12mm extension tube. Nikon SB600 speedlight set to 1/16 power.

water droplet splash - droplet collision

And today I tried some more! This time I only fired off 308 frames. Same camera and setting as above, but also with a blue acetate sheet as a backdrop.

water droplet high splash

water droplet splash - coronet

Egg shaped drop rebound…

egg shaped droplet rebound

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