Liquid Flowers

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    Pretty maids all in a row.
    High speed long exposure. One valve, one frame, one click and hold to trigger the drops. I'm having difficulty explaining this procedure properly. Try this:

    The Process: I activate the shutter button. This opens the shutter on the camera for a two second period. I keep the shutter button held down which also triggers the drops and the flashes to the intervals I have set on the Time Machine. I hold this button down and the drops keep falling and the flashes keep firing for as many as I can get in before the shutter closes after two seconds. As I am holding down the button, I am also panning the camera on the tripod to hopefully get them all in the frame. It depends on the shape of the drop how many you can fit into the frame and how your panning capabilities are. Quite often they overlap or are slightly out of the frame, so I toss a lot of them. Some of the drops are quite tall and thin and I have one I will post sometime which has seven, I think. Not a pretty one, but an accomplishment ;-)
    I hope this explains it properly.

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    1. torsten hansen (berlin) 64 months ago | reply

      superb in title and work! very beautiful! have a wonderful week!

    2. va1940 64 months ago | reply

      WOW, this is the first time I've seen multiples! great job explaining!

    3. carl jones 71 64 months ago | reply

      supurb work!!!!

    4. Koko Nut, it's all about the frame 64 months ago | reply

      nothing short of astonishing!

    5. TTBphoto 64 months ago | reply

      Very nice. It's amazing how the flash light colors hit the different parts and make all the different colors blend.

    6. FerrandoS 64 months ago | reply


    7. beautythief 64 months ago | reply

      Just frickin' amazin'!!!

    8. Gemma - A Passionate Photographer 64 months ago | reply

      I understand about the process, however when you do multiple exposures, the droplets fall one on top of the other? How do you make them stand one next to the other? Your techniqe is amazing Corrie....

    9. *Corrie* 64 months ago | reply

      Gemma - A Passionate Photographer The drops all fall in the same spot, but the camera is moving so they show up in different places on the same frame.

    10. 64 months ago | reply

      Stunning composition, Corrie! I love the general consistency between them, which makes them look even more like a row of flowers.

    11. 64 months ago | reply

      I would *lllloooooovvvvveeee* to see these in 3D. I have some ideas to do it simply, but need to figure out the optics and get hold of them...

    12. keith2874 64 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot !!!! Just wondering, do you just pick the camera up or do you have it on some type of rail or something ? Either way Im sure its not easy to get it this perfect. Outstanding work.

    13. leon.calmo 64 months ago | reply

      Recognition Award!
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      A fabulous Image!!!

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    14. mpecho 64 months ago | reply

      Geez Corrie, is there any limit to your creativity? These are - - per usual - - outstanding. Thank you for sharing them.

    15. James Grasham 64 months ago | reply

      Nifty idea. Impressive all three "flowers" are so similar.

    16. Pikebubbles 63 months ago | reply

      !!! Exquisite !!! Amazing Corrie :O)

    17. jensvins 63 months ago | reply

      I finally understand what you did there... and I'm even more amazed :-)

    18. kelkel13 63 months ago | reply

      Corrie, I'm just running across your photos today as part of the Colossal Flickr Pool. I'm just gobsmacked. You've captured the beauty of fluid in motion.

    19. Sergei Golikov 58 months ago | reply

      Now that's what I call lateral thinking, and panning.
      Simply brilliant!

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