Well I'm starting to refine my waterdrop photography techniques and have just tried some new liquids and backgrounds and lighting schemes. These were my 4 favourite images from today. And it ONLY took about 300 shots to get them! I have to say that I am really enjoying using the Pluto Trigger and Android phone app to control it. It certainly makes it easier to experiment with different settings for the Pluto Valve (size of drops, flash delay, 2nd drop delay, etc.). What just blows me away about this kind of photography is the randomness of each shot. Each good shot is like a little piece of unique liquid sculpture. And if anyone is wondering, no filters were used in post-processing. What you are seeing is a result of different coloured liquids (almond milk for the base and water with blue food colouring in the valve) colliding along with a groovy out of focus background and off camera flashes with coloured gels.
It's so nice to be able to stroll down to the beach at 6:30 and catch a sunrise! Here's one from this morning at Neck Point Park here in Nanaimo
I've been investing in some very cool photo gear this past summer and so far it has all just been sitting in it's shipping boxes waiting to be played with! Well, the first of my photo toys to get played with was the Pluto Trigger and Water Valve system. I've really wanted to photograph colliding waterdrops for some time now and this weekend was my my first effort with this system. After a minor setback with a crashing phone app, I managed to get everything all set up and took a few shots. Now that I have the basics working I can start changing liquids and colours and lighting and backdrops to hopefully make some really dramatic shots! Stay tuned!