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mtngal Jan 15, 2013 3:59 AM

Falling Water - Drop
For some reason I like water drops. I've tried my hand at them a number of times, this is one of my more successful attempts.

selvin Jan 15, 2013 4:56 AM


Rivals anything I've seen done on this matter. It's a amazing what we are able to do today with our home equipment that took Harold Edgerton an entire lab and a ton of ingenuity.
Love the shadows created by the ripples.

mtngal Jan 15, 2013 6:59 AM

My set up was very basic, the camera on a tripod, a remote, and a flash to the side. I used a turkey baster and a small clear Pyrex dish. With this type of set up my keeper ratio was quite small, had far more pictures of either still water or only ripples.

vsch1 Jan 15, 2013 8:36 AM

Perfect! Nice capture and I love the greenish tint to the drop.

mtngal Jan 15, 2013 10:35 AM

I had been reading about using food color to add different colors. I don't have any food color, but decided that the Gatorade I was drinking would do just as well.

ramcewan Jan 15, 2013 2:51 PM


selvin Jan 15, 2013 3:40 PM

Love your ingenuity on the colors.

MVASteve Jan 15, 2013 3:55 PM

Agree with selvin the shadows look wonderful.

calr Jan 15, 2013 5:30 PM

As the others have said, great shot. Now, what I want to know, what is that small piece of debris floating in the water? It looks like a miniature leaf.


wave01 Jan 16, 2013 2:46 AM

nicely done but agree its hard to get right

Curmudgeon Jan 19, 2013 10:37 PM

Nice timing. I find the shadows and the texture of the container below the water interesting. There use to be this toy .. I think called a spyro gyro where you put a pen in a wheel that spun on a geared frame and made designs like the shadows.

This is on my list of things to try but I have not gotten to it yet. I see a mess coming.

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