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    A few drops of water

    Here are a couple of water drop collisions, using the new setup described here.

    The high coronet:

    A few drops of water

    Who knew bowlers were cool for waterspouts?

    A few drops of water

    And I finally figured out why it's so hard to get these collision images. The water tries to dodge out of the way:

    A few drops of water

    C&C always welcome.

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    Re: A few drops of water

    Hi Rick,

    Just finished reading your post on your drop rig.Looks great! I think your lighting is perfect. I'll have to give the dual flash a try.

    Jim

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    Re: A few drops of water

    Thanks, Jim. I want to try one high/one low, as well. Left and right don't look intuitively natural.

    BTW, I had the heads turned so the long axis was vertical, unlike what shows in my shot of the setup. This let me pull the colors closer together and spread the illumination front-to-back better.

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    Re: A few drops of water

    For your next assignment I want to see microcosmic reflections in those drops. Seriously though nice work particularly the first image

    Steve

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    Re: A few drops of water

    Excellent, Rick, very good. #3 looks like the Loch Ness monster - the long neck with two bulging eyes, rising from the water.

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    Re: A few drops of water

    Thanks, Steve & Rob;

    I like the Nessie idea: the new title for that one.

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    Re: A few drops of water

    Like this

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    Re: A few drops of water

    Very nice!

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    Re: A few drops of water

    You should photograph the monster, Rob. With some of the cool stuff you do in PP, I'll bet you could stretch out a fish tail or something to make it look like a monster.

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    Re: A few drops of water

    Here's a couple more images for those thinking of going the rinse aid route. It seems to make the coronet finer at the edges. Maybe worth shooting with 1/32 flash (these were 1/16), to freeze the coronet better.

    First Contact

    A few drops of water

    Coronet

    A few drops of water

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    Re: A few drops of water

    Rick,

    Nice capture!

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    Re: A few drops of water

    I agree, these are all excellent Rick.

    I like the dreamy floaty-ness of not seeing the dish and the latter ones better still for the lack of vignetting.

    First Contact is my favourite as it takes some looking at to see if it is just airborne or a landing that's been captured.

    Great work,

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    Re: A few drops of water

    Thanks, guys;

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    I like the dreamy floaty-ness of not seeing the dish and the latter ones better still for the lack of vignetting.
    That's actually a PP change: I pulled up the fill light in ACR, which filled in those somewhat dark corners. I'll definitely reprocess the rest that way.

    Edit: it's partly raising the fill light, partly a tighter crop on the initial reaction. I went back and tried to fix one of the others, and there's still some visible vignetting. I'll have to watch for that next time when setting up the flashes. That would probably also be good for avoiding those blown highlights that appear in some of the spheres.

    Cheers,
    Rick
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