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Old Nov 9, 2007, 3:46 PM   #1
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 6:55 PM   #2
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You are really working those splash shots, well done.
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 11:14 PM   #3
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Well done, How many attempts did you have to make to get this shot????

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Old Nov 10, 2007, 1:53 AM   #4
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With a setup I made this is easy now. Its just getting into the rhythme of the drop. The whole thing from drop falling to hitting and exploding is about 1 second and half that time is the fall so all the action takes place in less than half a second. Breaking that down its human reaction time to get as many different shots in that half second as possible. The only problem is getting all those different shots has to be done one drop at a time. I took about 200 shots hoping for something different each time. A lot of shots are pretty much the same but sometimes I hit a sweet spot and the shot was completely different. It was that unexpected element that makes me want to do it all over again. Have to think of a new way to do something similiar to this, Any ideas?
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Old Nov 10, 2007, 9:43 AM   #5
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Outstanding! I really must try that. I am not sure what the maximum burst speed is for my D100 but I think it is at least three shots per second.

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Old Nov 10, 2007, 9:59 AM   #6
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Bynx,

When Doc Edgerton published his now famous drop of milk in the 30's it was ground breaking stuff. Your feat is no less demanding.

National Geogra[hic called Edgerton, "Doc Edgerton: the man who made time stand still."

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Old Nov 10, 2007, 11:05 AM   #7
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Cal I dont know if my Fuji S700 can do multiple shots. I will check into that. In 3 days I shot nearly 900 shots one at a time. Until my last days shooting each shot had to be refocused and retried. Now I have it down pat Im finished with this and ready to move on to something else.

Selvin thank you for letting me know whose picture has long been in my mind. I used to own the Time-Life Photograhy Library. Pictures of high speed stop action were in one of the books and one particularly stands out....a drop of milk splashing, forming a very uniform crown of white. Ive had that in mind and it was my inspiration to try this now. Thanks for the info on his name. Now I can look him up and get some more info on him. By the way my attempts are a far cry from his achievements but thanks. Im amazed by my little camera.

As a sidenote the hardest part of doing this is focusing and underexposing so much to compensate for the use of flash so close to the subject.
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My hd video camera has a slow mo 3 second setting ..catches this stuff great
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Old Nov 11, 2007, 6:34 AM   #9
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Incredible job!
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