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52 Weeks 2012 - Week 3 - Theme: Liquid

 

I really like to work on photos that involve liquid. Unfortunately I don't do it very often. Last time I used my CameraAxe was a year ago to get this Lemon Drop shot for 52 weeks project. (I think that shot ended up being my most viewed photo on flickr to this day).

 

I was always amazed by work of Martin Waugh and his Liquid Sculptures, so I decided to give it a try. Not long ago I got a Valve Sensor to get control over size and timings of the drops. After that it was a fairly simple setup (but I forgot to take a photo of the setup before I took it down).

 

I used 105mm macro lens and manually focused on a spot where drops were landing. Camera Axe was triggering the Valve Sensor and dropping 2 drops with 50ms interval between them. 2 flashes were setup very close to the "drop zone" @ 1/64th of the power (for short flash duration) and were triggered with delay by Camera Axe. After I got my timing right, I was opening shutter with remote for 2 seconds and then activating the drop. Ended up shooting about 200 images, most of them were keepers. I've added a blue food coloring for some of the shots. Yellow background is my son's BabyBjorn plastic bib propped up behind the glass bowl with water.

 

I liked many of the shots, but still need to practice to get more control over the drops and shapes.

 

If anyone is interested I can probably do more detailed step by step write up on this.

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Taken on January 19, 2012