Angela Chan  

Water Drops Art by Angela Chan

October 2020 - Water Drops Art

October 2020 - Angela Chan


About the Image(s)

This is one of Water drops Arts.
Blue drops in front of a white background.
Simple two drops collision.
I am attracted to the energy exhibited by the flow of water droplets.
This has been my favorite indoor photographic project lately.
The 3 variables are : drop size, Delay of subsequent drops and Flash delay.
Surfactant ( dish washing liquid ¼ had been added to decrease surface tension.
This helps to create those droplets at the end of the main subject .
Although you might use the same datas I think that you will never get exactly the same image twice.
The resultant BW image stretches over the whole histogram and shows true white and true black.
Dodge and burn used to increase contrast .

Sony A6000
90 mm Sony Macro Lens
f22 1/6 sec 4 flashes at 1/128 each

6 comments posted

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
It's definitely an art Angela which I can add to my potential style list on photography e.g. Astro Photography, Milky Way and Wild Life. Your efforts are really appreciated to show us a masterpiece. Nevertheless, I like original image more as the beauty of cobalt blue drops and turquoise splash are really magnificent. Impressive editing & bnw conversion. Well-done Angela. Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 10/02/2020 00:50:21

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Droplet photography is an interesting genre of photography. It is interesting because you never know what you get before you see it afterwards.

In this case, I agree with Ata that the original version is best because colours are part of the game in droplet photography to distinguish the different parts in the image from each other. It is a nice shot, though. The movement is perfectly frozen and the shape is beautiful.   Posted: 10/03/2020 00:51:39

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Hi Angela,
I admire your energy to experiment a different genre of photography. that's the sprit I need to carry myself.
This would be a difficult shot to capture, I imagine.
Every water drop has a small bight spot (due to light), which is well captured. Also I like to tone value overall. It is relaxing tone for me.
I would not increase the tone deep inside of cap (if you compare with the original, B&W image has strong lines in side of the cap). I personally prefer to see lighter tone of lines to emphasis of rim of cap instead.
Buy nice try!   Posted: 10/06/2020 19:54:41

David Henderson   David Henderson
Hi Angela
I see why this is your favourite type of indoor photography, I thing this image is just great. You have captured the splash just perfectly and the sharpness and depth of field is spot on.   Posted: 10/06/2020 20:15:10

Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Good job!Beautiful lines and curves. The composition is reasonable and the tones are rich.   Posted: 10/18/2020 20:06:18

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
I'm in agreement that the original is the better of the two images you offer us. I think Arne is correct in stating that color is part of the game of droplet photography. In the monochrome version, I like what you did with coaxing out the color of the interior at the top of the splash. The image reminds me of a "sunbrella".   Posted: 10/19/2020 12:41:54


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