Today was a big droplet day for Jamie and I. We planned to spend a few hours today with a studio setup and the hope of hammering out a pile of shots. We started with the water drop shot that Jamie took some time to really fine tune, and then moved into some flower shots. All in all, looking at the results of today, there are roughly 10 shots that I know will end up on this blog. It is nice to have a stockpile that can be used when getting out for a shot is difficult.
Once we had the water drop set working, Jamie spent a bit of time to get everything just right. Once he was done, I setup my camera to try my hand at the thing. I had a small goal of trying to get a collision shot where a second drop smashes into the first one as it is bouncing up. The result is a flat disc of water. Although I had this goal, I really didn’t think I would be able to get it with our fairly low tech setup. I was happily surprised when this one came out. I couldn’t duplicate it, but I was not worried about that because I am very happy with what I got.
I used my Canon 7D Mark 1 with a Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro that I rented from Vistek, shooting at 1/60, F10, with an ISO setting of 200. Today turned out to be a great day.