Thursday, April 8, 2010
Kerplow!! (96 of 365)
Setup: Instead of your typical water dropping into water, you are looking at water dropping on to a non-stick pan turned upside-down. I did this so I could focus in and capture the full height of the splash. Also because water dripping on to a hard surface (as opposed to water) creates these "crown" shaped splashes. The water around the splash was kind of a bonus effect from the water building up on the top of the pan as the drops came down.
I intentionally set this up with the water appearing white/clear and the black background knowing that I wanted to add the color after the shot. I did this by allowing space in the background for the light to fall off into black and by aiming an SB-600 flash, bare, at the water drops from the left side, just to the right of the drippng water.
Here's the setup shot: www.flickr.com/photos/lighthack/4501074752/