Today I had hoped to go walking in Cheddar Gorge to try out my new wide-angle lens, but it rained 🙁 Instead, I stayed in and had a go at something I’ve been meaning to try for months: water drop photos.
I don’t have an electronic trigger or anything fancy like that, so it was pretty hard work to fire the camera at the right time, while also making drops with a small pipette. It’s also hard to make drops in the same place each time. In the end I took over 200 photos, and deleted over half them because they didn’t even have a drop in them.
A small number of the remainder had pretty drops, and I’ve chosen my favourites.
The timing determines whether you get a “crater” or a “pillar”. I wasn’t able to get any other shapes, which I have seen done elsewhere. People who have tried this properly recommend using liquids other than water which are more viscous, as it is possible to get more interesting shapes.
I will no doubt come back to this another day, and experiment with more viscous liquids, and also coloured liquid and coloured lighting.