Angela Chan  

Two Drop Collision by Angela Chan

January 2020 - Two Drop Collision

About the Image(s)

This images was taken using my own water drop machine. Actually, judging by the hole at the top of the umbrella, it might be the beginning of a 3 drops collision. The Miops system I first obtained did not work well so I bought another water drop machine. Miops only has one valve but my new machine has multiple valves so that different colors can be used in each channel. I am still at the basic phrase so I only use only one valve only for now. I am really looking forward to more experimentation

I used a Styrofoam tray for the bottom and got some interesting patterns in the liquid. This image used my Sony 90 mm macro lens at f/22, 1/6 sec, ISO 100 and 4 flashes at 1/64 power. Many theories on suitable aperture were found.

I used red food coloring to produce the bottom color while a white balance change produced the blue background. Playing with the (Calibration) slider at the bottom of Lightroom produced the green . Being an non-organic image there is more leeway in coloring. What do you think about the bold colors ?

If anyone can give me some pointers on anything about water drop photography would be really appreciated.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
2 comments posted

Vinod Kulkarni
Hi Angela,

Taking droplet shots requires a lot of planning and preparation, and you have really good it nicely shot. I just love this color combination (Pink vs Blue).

To me two things will take this photography to the next level;
- Cropping out a bit to give some breathing space around the drop
- You may want to capture at the time when the cap of the drop is still up, at its peak

Otherwise, its definitely a nice shot

Vinod K   Posted: 01/13/2020 12:25:45

Charles Ginsburgh   Charles Ginsburgh
I realize how difficult it is to capture these images so kudos to you and your efforts. Here not only have you given us this wonderful capture along with it exotic colors but you have emphasized the subject with your close up presentation. To my eye this is all a bit overwhelming, since not only are we to appreciate the structure and form of the collision along with it's exotic colors, but you have also emphasized the novel textures and patterns in the water background as well. That a lot to take in, and the textures and patterns begin to compete with the collision form and texture. It's a bit overwhelming to my eye. I don't disagree with Vinod's comments in that I to would like to have seen a bit more of the environment that the collision is in. Finally, I am distracted some by the graininess of the background as well. This graininess is often seen when we enlarge (and crop) the image a bit too much as begin to run out of the actual image information (pixels) and suggest that here too, that might have been the case.   Posted: 01/28/2020 19:17:54