What do you see?

300D

I'm New Here
Mar 24, 2014
18
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You have woken some water spirits.
Treat them respectfully; they can be tricky and very mischievous. If you upset them they could replace your Bokeh with noise or worse.

Great shots, thanks for sharing them.
 

niteclicks

EOS 90D
Mar 6, 2013
143
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I did not take any pictures of the setup. I use a Camera Axe it is an an Arduino based camera trigger with lots of options including a water valve. In these shots I used a piece of black lexan for the backdrop a blue and red gelled flash on opposite sides and a flash off camera. These were actually quite accidental, but that makes water drop shooting fun, no two are exactly alike. I don't use a completely dark room but dark enough for 2-3 second exposures, the flashes freeze everything ( use manual lowest setting ).
 

niteclicks

EOS 90D
Mar 6, 2013
143
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what I was actually doing here was trying to maximize the height of the spout and increase the colliding drop size. I went to far and got more of a dribble for the second drop. I used a homemade piezo sensor to detect the first drop hitting the tank then varied the time till flash from there, I think these were like 200 milli second after first contact. The Camera axe makes this fairly easy and the piezo sensor makes it very repeatable. There is a lot of information on the Camera Axe forums. Oh and I was seeing about the same things as everyone else.
 

canon_guy

EOS 90D
Aug 28, 2014
100
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niteclicks said:
what I was actually doing here was trying to maximize the height of the spout and increase the colliding drop size. I went to far and got more of a dribble for the second drop. I used a homemade piezo sensor to detect the first drop hitting the tank then varied the time till flash from there, I think these were like 200 milli second after first contact. The Camera axe makes this fairly easy and the piezo sensor makes it very repeatable. There is a lot of information on the Camera Axe forums. Oh and I was seeing about the same things as everyone else.
thank you for sharing) useful information for me)