Everyone has seen those pictures of the water drop all close up. I figured I would give it a try.
It was kind of a process to get a few decent pictures. I forget the exact settings I used but it doesn't really matter as it would differ depending on your setup. I wish I took a picture of the setup as well but I did not think of it.
The things I used:
Proper lighting (flashes work as well I just don't have any)
Large glass dish (the bigger and darker the better but again, my supplies were limited)
Dining room table light (from the ceiling)
Good ol' H2O
I used the Snuggie for the background color, lighting to light it all up, glass dish was filled with water (right to the brim), ziplock bag was clamped to the light that was over-hanging the glass dish and I poked a small hole in it for a steady drip into the glass dish.
This took a lot of trial and error and playing around with positions. I found it worked best when the lens was really close to the dish and was just a bit higher then the brim. the snuggie was lit up behind the dish for reflective lighting. Once all that was setup, it was time to take a crap load of pictures.
I took over 200 pictures that night. I managed to capture the actual splash in about 50. I missed up the focus and 47 of them were garbage. It sucks because the 3 that I kept, weren't the best ones. The others had much better lighting and a smoother look. Maybe I'll do it again and take a picture of the setup as I can be quite confusing at times.
Here is the end result:
If anyone else tries this for the first time or millionth time, please post results. It would be interesting to see what other people can produce.
They can be seen in full size in "My Poop Shoot" in my signature. Hope you like them.
I liked your water droplets. I have also shot some water droplets. The only thing which I missed in my shots was sharpness. I hope to eliminate this in coming days. Please have a look at some of water droplets as attached.