• Are these your eyes? :) - Recombinant Rider
  • Yes, they're my eyes... I managed to turn this into a kind of selfie... :-)
  • Like a hypnotist!
    "you are getting sleeeeeeepy...." - *junket*

When Water Drops Collide

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...you get crystal mushrooms and water umbrellas.

For those of you who inquired, I use an electric water valve to make these pictures. Using an electronic circuit, I pulse the valve open twice, with a small time delay (about 90 milliseconds) between the two pulses. The first resulting drop hits the water in a dish below, shooting a water drop upward. The second drop collides with the first drop a short distance above the dish. I use an optical sensor to trigger the shutter and flash to capture the moment. The dripping repeats every few seconds and I capture about 30 to 40 pictures this way automatically.

I will shamelessly pose in the background while the shutter fires in order to make the background look all the more "fascinating." ;-P

*junket*, cowgirlrightup, and 272 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Ben Currer Photography 39 months ago | reply

    I can see your glasses !

  2. ArranET 39 months ago | reply

    This one's quite cool.

  3. Giuliano Cattani 30 months ago | reply

    Simply wonderful!!!

  4. Mel987654321 [deleted] 28 months ago | reply

    Awesome shots!

  5. Diana Bako 27 months ago | reply

    Wow! Amazing picture. :)

  6. John Odonkor 19 months ago | reply

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  7. ctofcsco 16 months ago | reply

    Fascinating! Well done!
    --
    Seen on the canon eos 5d camera finder. ( ?² )

  8. marya_cb7 13 months ago | reply

    Qué envidia me dan!! :)

  9. Doug McGr 12 months ago | reply

    WOW WOW WOW excellent!!

  10. VR4ZFOREVER89 11 months ago | reply

    wow awsome picture :)

  11. ammadkhan947 10 months ago | reply

    i am ammad khan ok

  12. sreenivas.t3896 9 months ago | reply

    hi glad to see u, add me

  13. Doug McGr 5 months ago | reply

    WOW ... that's terrific!

  14. Travel Beyond Excuse Magazine 2 months ago | reply

    Great photo, thank you for sharing! I used it in the FULL version of the March 2014 issue of Travel Beyond Excuse Magazine (on the Apple Newsstand, here: bit.ly/15FSA5N, or the Android app store, here: bit.ly/1clgdUx). Of course, I gave you credit for your photo and provided a link back to your flickr page. If you have an IOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) or Android and would like to see your photo in the magazine, please contact me at support@travelbeyondexcuse.com and I'll give you a code you can use to access the magazine for free. Thanks again!

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