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cogrady Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2009Tue 22-Jan-13 01:45 AM
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"Colliding water drops"


Salt Lake City, US
          

It's been too cold to get outside and shoot, so I pulled out the water drop gear and shot a few images. I seem to only generate one basic shape at the moment of collision and I'd like to see some variety, although I'm not sure of which variables to change. Another cold weekend and I might just figure it out.

All with D4, Nikon 105mm macro, and various speedlights.

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jdjackson Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2011Tue 22-Jan-13 02:10 AM
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#1. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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American Fork, US
          

Very cool shots, Claudia! From the looks of our forecast, you'll have more opportunity for some indoor shots this weekend Although, it does look like it is going to finally get above the freezing mark!

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daswolfe Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2008Tue 22-Jan-13 06:16 AM
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#2. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Norwich, US
          

Claudia

Try changing the container your'e dropping into. Different shapes will yield different effects. I use wine glasses, flat bottom bowls with straight or curve sides deep or shallow,shot glasses whatever I find at the Dollar Store that holds water. Lots of memory cards and fresh batteries, beverages and snacks of your choice and your set for the weekend.
Calling for snow in New England this weekend so it sounds like I'll also be in the dark. Maybe I'll work on my "Smoke Photography" too

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mkbee1 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Nov 2012Tue 22-Jan-13 04:30 PM
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Tue 22-Jan-13 04:34 PM by mkbee1

West Valley, US
          

Spectacular! How'd you do that?
I'm going to have to try that one of these days.
D.I also has a good selection (most days) of glass vessels that are very inexpenSive.

The cold weather has me housebound, too. Too cold even for planespotting in the backyard, and for me, that is really cold!

But, this week-end, ISU World Sprint Speed-Skating Championships, at the Olympic oval. Old farts like me and my buddy the Canon shooter can get in for $2.50...used to be free, tho. Oh, well.

Stay warm!
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cogrady Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2009Tue 22-Jan-13 06:39 PM
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#4. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Salt Lake City, US
          

Carl,

Thanks for checking out the water drops.

I think I may see you at the Olympic Oval this weekend! Are you going with the Wasatch Camera Club?

Cheers!
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mkbee1 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Nov 2012Tue 22-Jan-13 09:20 PM
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#5. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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West Valley, US
          

Nope, just me and my buddy. I be the good-looking one!
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buddyro48 Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Feb 2009Wed 23-Jan-13 02:11 AM
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#6. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Santa Maria, US
          

Very nice Claudia, Were they done with a "Stop Shot" setup ??

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Wed 23-Jan-13 10:30 AM
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#7. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Exceptional work Claudia,
Love the exposures and the different angles, gives a whole new view
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cogrady Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2009Wed 23-Jan-13 11:51 AM
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#8. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Salt Lake City, US
          

Thanks Gary and Michael. Michael, I use a StopShot. That little box is a lot of fun. Here I used it to release the two drops from a controlled valve, and then also to trigger the flashes at the moment of collision. I want to experiment with other kinds of triggers like sound and movement. But I'd really like to get better water drops first.

Thanks for the encouraging comments!

Cheers!
Claudia





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daswolfe Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2008Thu 24-Jan-13 09:55 AM
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#9. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Norwich, US
          

Claudia:

I'm not familiar with StopShot I've been using the Camera Axe system. If you can increasing or decreasing the drop size/time valve is open. I've read on various blogs that this will also change the shape of the drop. Nice shots I've never had luck with milk will need to keep trying. Currently updating setup in my back room,just installed black velvet on walls for backgrounds.

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bellnier Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jul 2006Tue 29-Jan-13 09:58 PM
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Is there a market for prints like this, to defray the cost of the equipment?
Dave

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lastdaylight Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 09th Dec 2007Sun 03-Feb-13 03:51 PM
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#11. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Dallas, US
          

Very nice! Love your subtle colors.

If you are looking for more variation, will it do three drops...?


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cogrady Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2009Mon 04-Feb-13 11:56 AM
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#12. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Salt Lake City, US
          

Thanks Mark. I can do three drops and have that on my list to try. I've also modified my set up so that there is more fall time for the drop so that there is more rebound. It's a fun way to spend some time with my camera when I can't get outside.

Cheers!

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Outstanding!!!

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jordivb Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2009Tue 05-Feb-13 05:00 PM
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#14. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Manresa, ES
          

Really nice!
Your images leave me wishing to try one day"and start tinkering!
If I remember what I read, the "mushroom" is generated by a collision of the second drop with the rebound of the first, is that correct?

I really love #3.

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SweetMK Registered since 22nd Jan 2013Thu 07-Feb-13 10:14 AM
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#15. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Great photos. I had not heard of the StopShot before. I have a HiViz trigger, which I guess is similar.

I have not used the beam breaker yet, I have enjoyed using the sound trigger.
Of my 7 pic gallery, 3 are sound trigger pics.

http://images.nikonians.org/galleries/showgallery.php?cat=24170

Claudia, do you have the sound trigger for your StopShot? I have searched for subject matter beyond the typical "balloon" pic most users get, not many examples on the 'net.

The reflective surface of a liquid adds a great amount to the photograph. I had not thought of that before.

Thanks for posting the pics!

  

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cogrady Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2009Fri 08-Feb-13 09:21 PM
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#18. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Salt Lake City, US
          

I do have a sound trigger and I may give it a whirl this weekend. I've never used it before. There are some really amazing water balloon images on the net, and a few with smashing glass, but I'm stuck when trying to think of other uses. I guess there's always the bullets being fired, but I am most definitely NOT going to try it in my studio.

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cogrady Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2009Fri 08-Feb-13 09:17 PM
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#17. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Salt Lake City, US
          

Jordi,

Thanks for the comment (both here and on my blog ) Yes, the mushroom is the collision of the second drop with the rebound. It's amazing to me how consistent that shape is. It's kind of an addictive thing to try!

Cheers!
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daswolfe Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2008Fri 08-Feb-13 03:24 AM
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#16. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Norwich, US
          


Claudia:
Come on out to the North East coast.
Seems we're going to have an unschedualed 3 or 4 day weekend.
Batteries charged plenty of memory and laptop standing by.

Bob
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cogrady Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2009Fri 08-Feb-13 09:22 PM
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#19. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Salt Lake City, US
          

Jeez, Bob, if we could have had a couple days more notice I'd have let you borrow my gear for a few days.

Good luck, and send pics!

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daswolfe Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2008Fri 08-Feb-13 10:49 PM
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#20. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Norwich, US
          

Thanks Claudia for the offer;

Got gear, NEMO's here and I'm stuck at work for the duration.

Bob

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SweetMK Registered since 22nd Jan 2013Sat 09-Feb-13 12:35 PM
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#22. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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US
          

>Thanks Claudia for the offer;
>
> Got gear, NEMO's here and I'm stuck at work for the
>duration.
>
> Bob

I think you could test it on colliding snow flakes!!


Back to fluids, has anyone tried liquids other than water?

  

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daswolfe Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2008Sun 10-Feb-13 03:35 AM
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Sun 10-Feb-13 03:38 AM by daswolfe

Norwich, US
          

John:

ANy fluid is fair game if you can figure out how to make drops.
Water and milk are the favorites. I've experimented with petrolum distillates ranging from light machine oil, WD-40,instrumentation oil to cooking oil etc with varying success. I'm now attempting to get paint to float on the surface of the fluid. Instumetation oil seems like an good canidate along with cooking oil. I'm going to mix finger paint with the oil as a solvent tomorrow and see what happens.
Being a Love Child of the sixties, next attempt is "SMOKE on the WATER"
Bob.

I wonder how Baileys Cream going into a black cup of coffee in a glass mug would work??????

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victoria_photoguy Gold Member Nikonian since 03rd May 2010Sat 09-Feb-13 06:54 AM
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#21. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Victoria, CA
          

Absolutely brilliant. Makes me want to experiment! Thanks for sharing.

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daswolfe Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2008Sun 10-Feb-13 09:56 AM
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#24. "RE: Colliding water drops"
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Norwich, US
          

Claudia: etal

I just uploaded some old images to my gallery "Driping Faucets"
Enjoy

Bob

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