Shooter Aperture 1/200
Lens at 55 mm
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
Kit Lens (18-55 mm)
I just asked my mom to help me doing a good picture os a drop.
Being a good farm woman as she is, she loved the pictures I've taken.
-Thiago Lopes Pereira
Model: Nikon D5000
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 320
Focal Length: 55.0
Lens: 18.0-55/0mm f/3.5-5.6
I took zip lock bag with water poked a hole in it and suspended it from my ceiling, into a glass bowl with colored origami paper under and around the bowl. Used two florescent bulb lamps and flash on D5000.
This picture was taken at one of the water features at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
I used an upside down, partially open water bottle to make the droplets of water.
A friend dripped the water while I captured used high speed burst.
18.0-55.0mm nikon lens @ 55mm
1/250 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 100
-Cedric R. Macadangdang
Title of photo: Patrick
Summary: First time ever doing water drops, and I really like it. I added red food coloring to make the color pop, and tweaked it in photoshop a bit. The this is the rebound drop, after the falling drop hit the cup of water from the dripping sink faucet. It looks like Patrick from Spongebob... doesn't it?
Body: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikkor 100mm f/2.VRII Macro
F- Stop: F/ 14
Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec
Flash: Mounted sb600 in TTL mode in shoe.
It's water from a kitchen faucet dripped on to an angled skillet. My Canon5D and 50mm macro lens were set to a 1 second exposure in a dark room. I hand held a Sigma500 flash at 1/16th power and fired it manual. This is effectively like freezing the motion at over 1/1000th of a second. I took ~50 exposures to get this one.
"I was working and it began to rain, I took my pocket camera and activates the sport option and takes the photo in the sidewalk in front of the door".
Camera: KODAK EASYSHARE M1093 IS DIGITAL CAMERA
Focal distance: 19mm
Nikon D200 with Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 Macro
Used built in flash as well as SB600 flash (off camera) triggered with Pocket Wizards.
Had the faucet dripping into a bowl of water. I wanted to use two flashes to highlight more than one area of the water. I also wanted the ripples to have dark shadows and bright highlights. The SB600 was off to the left side, pointing down on the water (cm away from it).
Shot in B/W.
f / 5.6
Took in well lit room to illuminate the drops and snagged a good shot at the right moment.
A photo of a water droplet melting off of an ice cycle in the sun, taken earlier today.
Taken with a Canon XSI, at 200mm, f/6.3 aperture, 1/2500 second shutter, and ISO 500.
For the water drip I lined a small grated basket with a coffee filter. No coloring on the water, just a clear container on a blue mat. I set up the camera on my gorillapod to get a nice low angle and shot furiously.
I chose this shot as it reminds me of Nessie breaking the surface of the lake.
Here is my entry. I chose to shoot an actual water drop, pre-splash. Please consider this as a submission.
Camera: Canon T1i
Standard 18-55mm Lens
I tried to capture a perfect water droplet pre-splash. I took the flash off of the camera using an ettl-cord, and pointed it into the sink. The result was distinct scene lighting behind the water drop, and an even crisper, brighter reflection in the water drop.
-Justin Alexander Veenema
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Focal Length: 100 mm
Lens Model: EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Flash: SPEEDLITE 430 EX II
Technique: I filled a plastic bag with water and poked a small hole in it. I let the water drip while I shot as many photos as possible.
Although the contest called for a shot involving the motion of a water droplet, my entry is completely still. The reason is that in all my shots I failed to capture anything good that also involved motion. Anyway, I used a CD as a background because of a previous photo I shot using the same type of backdrop. This time I wanted to capture a water drop right as it struck the CD. Although I wasn't successful, I still like the final result.
-William "Matthew" Katzenberger
Nikon D80, 24-85mm 2.8-4, Shot at F32,85mm, 1/200 sec. using on camera flash. ISO 640.
Setting the tripod in front of the toilet, I used an eye dropper of yellow water in one hand and my remote trigger in the other. Then it was just a matter of trial and error and error and error. Added some contrast and noise in Photoshop; going for that grungy truck stop atmosphere. :D
Manfrotto 055XPROB w/ 804RC2 head
Focal Length: 200mm
f Stop: 5.6
Shutter speed: 1/60
This is my first shooting challenge and I had mixed feelings. Shooting this required a lot of patience and time. I put a tray of water on a low table and had the plastic bag of water about 2 feet above it. I used a box to prop up a shirt of mine in order to get the three colors, and I was quite pleased with the results. I used the flash on the camera body, but I put a small sheet of white paper to help diffuse the light. There are small air bubbles at the bottom of the tray because it wasn't deep at all, about one inch. To get about 50 useable shots, it took me about 2.5 hours for the setup, shoot, and teardown.
Nikon D40, 18-55mm Kit Lens.
Exposure - 1/1600
F - 4.8
Focal Length - 35mm
Poured a glass of wine and started dropping things in it. I found pennies made a nice splash and look cool while diving into the wine.
Played around with setting till i got the right amount of light and kept dropping and shooting until i got a handful of ok shots.
FInally i used Adobe Lightroom to reduce noise and remove some color so the wine popped.
This was taken in manual mode with built-in flash using my brand new T2i. I chose this image because of the droplet-like bokeh and the bird "ghost" above the main DROP.
Love this contest... just wish I had this new camera earlier.
Taken with a Canon 550D with a Sigma 50 mm lens mounted on a tripod.
A glass of water was placed on a black surface so to not reflect light upwards, with a black tshirt as background. Taken in full sunlight with the background angled so it was shaded to make it darker.
Took a table spoon of milk and started pouring, voila.
Hey great idea. I loved to do this shot session. I used a red laundry bowl. This gave a nice reddish effect. I used Tungsten light balance to give this effect during the shots. No further Photoshop changes were done.
I used a Sony alpha 350 and a wireless flash speed light. I shot at 1/160 and with F 16. Focal lenght 70.
Sony DSLR-A550, Tamron 90mm Macro Lens and External Flash
(f/20 1/125 sec. ISO 1600)
This was a simple setup with the camera mounted on a tripod just above table height and the external flash laid down near the top right corner of the face-down ipad. A re-purposed allergy medicine eye-dropper provided the drops, so now the back of my iPad is not only clean but resistant to pollens. As to what it represents, it could be a technique for cooling down an overheating device, a warning against leaving electronics out in the rain, or how Apple waters is walled garden on lazy Sunday mornings.
I used my canon eos 450d with 28-80 usm lens at 80mm, f13, 1/200sec, iso 200. i had setting on tungsten light for the blue effect and added coffee to the drop to get a browish water drop which i feel worked well. but next time will use a think black ink for effect.
Camera: Rebel XSi
Lens: Standard 18 - 55mm (set at 55mm)
For this shot I set a petri dish on top of an old red t-shirt and used an LED flashlight to illuminate the dish from the side.
I achieved this shot using a broken electronic water valve. I press a button and can control the number of droplets released over a programable time span, measured in milliseconds. The rest is hand, eye coordination. The Gizmodo logo was placed behind the water drop zone upside down to account for the refraction of the water acting like a lens, therefore showing it the right way round in the droplet.
Canon 5D MkII
f16 @ 1/200th
Tamron 180mm f3.5 DiMacro.
Canon 580EX MkII Speedlight @ 1/64th power to freeze the action at that speed.
Homemade light box
Manfrotto 501HDV Tripod
Body: Nikon D50 with remote shutter triger
Lens: Nikkor 18-135 with 10D close-up lens
Flash: Nikon SB-600 with remote flash triger
On the foto: used motor oil = no drops :)
This is 73th foto of my 120 picture set I made during this challenge
Focal lenght: 112mm
Tuned in Photoshop CS5
Here's my shot, this is my first contest and I'm not certainly the best photographer. But this is my hobby and this shot is the result of a rainy afternoon spent trying to get a good photo.
Hope you like it.
-Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
-Lens: EFS 18-55mm
focus step 55mm
I used a black tray standing in the balcony of my house trying to get more light I could, but it was raining, so the result is not brilliant.
Nikon L100- High Sport Continuous mode
This was shot on my back porch. I'm surprised by how easy this shooting challenge was! I always assumed that it was hard to capture something like this.
Camera: Canon Digital camera Powershot G10
F-stop = F/2.8
Exposure time = 1/60sec
ISO speed = 80
Focal length = 6mm
Max aperture = 2.96875
Flash = Yes
Yet again, you forced me to try something I've wanted to do for quite a while. I setup a large serving bowl just inside a window- I did it simply to have enough light so that I could do a 1/1000+ shutter speed to get good clarity. Along with that, I got some great sunlight highlights, and refracted images of the horizon in some of the water, which turned out great. I have some images that are more traditional than this one, but I really loved the other-worldly shapes the water took as a series of drops would hit. I used a Pentax K110D, with a 50-200mm lens zoomed all the way in from about 5 feet. F/5.6 and shutter speed of 14000 with an ISO setting of 800.
Im a 14 year old aspiring photographer, me and my friend are trying out these challenges separately. I used my cannon 20D for this, with a shutter speed of 60, and my auto flash on. I filled up a bowl with red food colouring, i put the bowl under my sink and dripped water in slowly and put it on multi shot and let rip. I pinned a red pashmina onto a chopping board behind it to give the red background. This is totally un-photoshopped.
Camera: Canon Powershot A70
Lens: Standard (5.4 - 16.2 mm)
I set up my PowerShot on a tripod level with the brim of the glass which was filled with water. I focused in as close as possible with Macro and then I set the camera on a 2 second timer and used a pipet to constantly drop water into the glass from the start of the timer till 2 seconds after the shutter released. It took a few tries but I eventually got the shot I've submitted.
I call It Blue Drops
Shoot it with my Nikon D80 with a nikkor 50mm lens and kenko extension tubes, it was the very first tests of a drop shooting that I did.
Used the sink in the kitchen and rotated the photo to give a floating sensation
Nikon Coolpix S3 (6 megapixel Point and Shoot)
I never thought I could get this nice of a shot with my mom's Coolpix S3, but I found an interesting Chinese bowl in my house and followed the Gizmodo instructions. I went into my bathroom and turned all the lights out, focused my camera in, and took the picture with only the integrated flash. I started photography only a couple of months ago and I'm loving it so far. I am in the works of making money so I can buy my first DSLR. Thanks a lot guys, and this is definitely my best picture yet!
Nikon D90 w/ Nikkor 60mm macro w/ sb900 + sb600
On the road, bored, in a hotel room figured I would finally submit something for the shooting challenge. Had a selection of gear with me so why not, shot in a Marriott bathroom using towels as a tripod and a tissue box as a flash stand. A speed-light on either side of the camera, fired wirelessly in Commander mode, speed-lights set to Manual at 1/64th power First time attempting to shooting water droplets.
I'd like to get more creative with this, a colorful backdrop as well as more more more light, would prefer to have another sb 900 to fire from directly overhead.
Canon EOS Digital Rebel w/ 18-55mm Kit Lens
Focal Length 41.0mm
I took this picture when it was my sons bath time. My wife was pouring rinse water over his head and the camera captured the water droplets and flowing water. I hope you like the shot. I also attached an edited version because I thought it looked awesome.
Totally new to the advanced photography terms, but I'll list what I think may be important as well as what was stated to include.
Camera: Cannon PowerShot A1100 IS
Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec.
Lens Aperture: F/8
Focal Length: 8 mm
Exposure Compensation: -0.7
Flash: On, no special settings.
I managed to grab this shot by placing some water into a long casserole plate and then took a turkey baster to create the droplets. Very high-tech, I know! Then since I have no tripod, I used an old butter container to hold the camera angled down. Took about 600 photos and only managed to come up with a couple good ones. Very low budget but wanted to see if I could manage to get some good shots!
Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 II
Wireless flash using generic triggers from ebay.
I wanted to create something vivid and playful and that's what I came up with. I'm glad I got a chance to get my camera out of my bag.
Canon Rebel XSi, 55 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec, iso 800
To create a blue water color I used a clear plate with blue tissue paper laid beneath it. To create the green highlights I used the woods outside my window as a backdrop. I simply used water and an eye dropper to create the drip.
These images were shot on a Nikon D90 with a Macro lens @ 60mm, f/5, 1/200th of a second and ISO 100. Flash was camera left approximately 6" off the ground, triggered via a wireless trigger. Flash powered down to 1/16th, shot hard, no gel or diffusion 2 feet away from subject.
I dripped a ziplock bag from the weight hook of the bottom of a tripod, set around 3 feet in the air. After much deliberation with my room mate about how to properly break a glass, I put the glass in a plastic bag and hit it with a hammer, and didn't get hurt! I spent a little while thinking about what would be cool to shoot dripping, since this is my first ever submission I wanted it to be clever. Then I got a glass of milk and it hit me - No crying over spilled milk.
Every morning I wake up and have a cup of coffee. Sometimes, when I'm pouring it, I notice some surface-tension effects, where the drop being poured will hover on the surface momentarily before it breaks and sinks. I set out to capture that effect, but ended up with something I feel is much more dynamic.
Canon 40D on a Bogen 3021/486RC2 tripod, Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens @ 20mm, 1/250sec @ f/7.1, ISO 100. Flash 1 was a bare Canon 550EX close-up at camera-left connected with a sync-cable @ 1/128th pwr, zoomed to 24mm. Flash 2 was a Canon 430EX optically-slaved behind the coffee pot at camera right @ 1/32 pwr, 50mm with a Sto-Fen diffuser. A shutter-release cable was used to fire the camera on high-speed burst mode with my left hand while I poured the coffee with my right. Cream was lightly swirled around right before the shot for added texture.
- Nate Purmort
A Nikon d60, Af-s nikkor 18-55 mm 1:3.5-5.6g lens in auto Sport mode. Overhead lighting and built in flash. Teal food coloring and water. Green and black granite countertops and a black and red bowl.
I'm 16 and have followed the shooting challenge for a while. I thought I would take a shot at it and see how it went.
Camera: Canon 400D aka Rebel XTI
Lens: Canon EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length: 100mm
I had a Vivitar 2600 shooting directly above and down onto the water drops through the water bag. I used a white grocery bag, one of those plastic ones you get from and grocery/ retail store. I then had a Canon 430 EXII snooted down to about 2 inches firing at 1/8 for about 45 degrees right of camera. I had filled a Pyrex baking dish full of water, and set a sheet of white printer paper in the bottom of the water pool. I also had a kid's fluorescent green dinner tray set on it's side behind the dish. I made some minor adjustments to the photo in Canon's Digital Photo Professional, and then cropped it in PhotoShop. This was my first time shooting water droplets. I have seen a lot of droplet shots and just find them intriguing.
Here's my submission. Thanks for having the challenge. With my busy schedule it helps me push myself back into taking pictures again.
-Jason S. Congdon
Taken with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Canon 28-80 mm lens
Set to manual focus.
Taken on kitchen counter, dropping red food colored water into blue.
My daughter and I love experimenting with this type of shot.
Canon 5D MarkII
I shot this in my studio at work after seeing the challenge. It was fun to do. I used a dixie cup with a hole in the bottom to control the drops. Then shot with the other hand while the camera was on a tripod.
Here's a shot I took just sitting by the pool during a little rainstorm. I was looking at how nice the color of the water was looking and all the neat waves from the raindrops. My camera rarely leaves my side any more so I grabber 'er up and started shooting. This was the best of the series IMO with all the drips and drops going on. Taken with my old Nikon D1 with (I think) my friend's Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G lens. ISO 200 at 83 mm focal length with an aperture of f4.5 and a 1/320 shutter.
Lumix FZ35, f/8, ISO 100, shutter: 1/1600, focal: 13mm.
I wanted a very lo-fi take on the subject, so I used my Lumix FZ35 superzoom with a blue-tinted gel flash diffuser, as well as a slave flash angled toward the background. To get the drop, I simply used a hypodermic needle and pushed the plunger continuously while pressing the shutter.
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ35
Focal Length: 4.8
Exposure Time: 1/1,000
Flash On (Duh)
I took about 400 shots before deciding on this one. I used a Kleenex box as a blue background and a red piece of paper underneath the plastic cup. The cup has ridges on the side, which are distorted by the water, giving a cool effect. Unfortunately, I had to keep wiping water off the lens.
While getting the shot was challenging and required a ton of patience, the end result was worth it, to me.
My little buddy was on my desk when I read the challenge..... good thing he was thirsty!
Canon T1i - 50mm 1.4 set at f5.6 - Exp 1/200sec - iso100 - Flash - About 20 min of shooting - Cropped but no post editing.
This photo is shot number 1 of 250 photo's (could have just called it a day, but noooo)
Totally re-arranged the kitchen for this one, screwed hook into ceiling and suspended water filled bag above bench.
Used orange paper from wifes scrapbooking set and covered with sheets of glass from glass topped tables.
Used various lighting techniques of several hundred watts with powerboards and DRIPPING WATER!!
1/200 sec at ISO-200
This photo was taken in front of my garage. I made a Safeway's plastic bag as the water dropping device. It was hanging on top of the garage by a broom. On the ground, I placed a beautiful Chinese metal bowl.
This photo shooting made me more than 600 shot in two days. It was very tough to get the right focus on the splash because of the wind.
Photoshop CS3 for RAW editing, cropping, and re-sizing.
Camera :Canon EOS 10D + RS-80N3 remote
Lens :SIGMA DG 70-300mm f4-5.6
@ 133mm, 1/2000, f/4, ISO100
The Photo itself is called "... With Milk?" and features a small milk drop in a cup of coffee.
It was shot using a Pentax K20D with the DA 55-300 f4.0-5.8 ED, using a Metz 48 AF-1
as a Slave flash from the side.
I set up the camera as follows:
Internal Flash -2EV
I used a small styropor board with white paper glued on it to preserve the white background.
Now I set up the Metz at exactly +3EV as a Optical Slave Flash and put it on a bunch of books,
on the left side of the cup. The Internal Flash must be set at about -2EV, it shouldn't bring any
kind of power to light the picture.
After a bit of testing, I found that the drop of milk, falling off from about 50cm over the cup,
made the best results.
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
Focal length: 50mm
Shutter: 1/60 sec
I made this setup very similar to one of the tutorials with a flash shooting into a red backdrop. But instead of a dish I used a large glas tray. The bobbles on the bottom of the tray was caught by the flash creating an almost Big Bang'ish look.
For this shot I used an Olympus FE-210 (7.1 megapixel point-and-shoot), and red-colored water. I had a bag of the water dripping into a plate, and I took 119 photos. This one was the best. The mess in cleaning up afterward was definitely worth it!
I just loved this image
Sony Dsc H10
No Setup Just plain simple camera :)
This photo was shot at night with less light around.
I used a water source, a glass plate full of water & marbles inside the plate
Using a light source which comes right under the plate.
Device: Nikon D80
Lens: 105 mm F/2,8 D
Focal Length: 105 mm
Flash Mode: Built-in, i-TTL
Flash Exposure Comp: -2,0 EV
Flash Sync Mode: Rear Curtain
Shutter Speed: 1/200 s
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure Comp: +1,3 EV
Tv - 1/1000
Very simply dripped some drops in a bowl, used the warm African morning sun falling on my patio.
Just increased contrast in PS.
Tried to do a drop of water hitting a hot pan, and failed miserably. So, phase two involved my son's Spongebob plate and his medicine dropper. The photo was cropped and levels were adjusted in Adobe Camera RAW.
Camera – Pentax k-X
Lens – 18-55mm Kit
Focal Length – 55mm
Shutter – 1/180
Aperture – f/5.6
Sensitivity – ISO 200
My name is Robbie Crace i'm a 14 year old aspiring photographer. For this photo i used my Cannon 20D DSLR, with a shutter speed of 60 and iso of 100. I put a bowl on the edge of my sink, filled to the brim with died red water, and let my tap slowly drip into the bowl and set my camera to multi-shot and let rip. The background is simply a red pashmina.
I took this photo in my kitchen with my Canon T2i using the built in flash, the kit 18-55 IS lens, and a cheap Hoya +4 closeup lens. I just filled this loteria-themed bowl (my girlfriend has a thing for them) with some water, poked a hole in a plastic shopping bag with a needle, and started squeezing little droplets out. I took continuous handheld shots with manual settings (1/200 sec, f/22, ISO 400). The only post-processing was a bit of cropping and enhancement in Aperture. I thought this one came out the best, just a perfect little sphere of water hovering in the air!
Camera used: Nikon D40x
Lens: nikkor 24-120
shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture was at maximum
I wanted to take a rainy picture so i experimented with diffrent items. Finally decided on legos because they were the easiest to set up and looked really cool on camera. Used an old sock to pour water onto the minifigs. To get the desired dark and nightly effect I played with the shutter speed. I used two table top lamps for light.
Camera: Casio EX FC-100
Knowing the speed limitations of my P&S, I knew I had to find a "slow-moving" drop of water. Thankfully, there's this lovely fountain nearby on campus that has slopes and a low volume of water. Plus, there's a pineapple on top. What's better than a pineapple fountain? Since I have the FC-100, I also got some nice 210fps slow motion video. Looks nice!
Canon XSi with Kit lens(18-55mm)
Shutter Priority - 1/200
Was excited to be able to enter my first contest. Spent a few days experimenting and finally got these shots. Took them in the middle of my kitchen, in the dark, with the flash on.
I shot this water drop on 5/6 I used
Nikon D5000 Camera with 55-200 mm VR lens
ISO mode 320
Sutter speed 320
This is been shoot with help of my wife holding the water bag to have the water drop at consisten speed to freeze the shoot.
Camera: Canon XSi
Lens: Canon 18-55mm
I took a mirror outside to try to get the clouds as a background in the reflection, but the clouds only show in the puddle of red soda on the left hand side of the picture and not in the mirror itself. By using the mirror, I got a great reflection of the splash which seems to give the picture more dimension. Levels and sharpening were done in Photoshop.
Exposure 1/640 at f/8.0
Focal Length 132 mm
Used two fluorescent light bulbs instead of flash.
Used ziplock bag for water drops
Cropped and Color boosted in Lightroom
Camera equipment and set-up:
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/125 sec with built in flash
This is the first time I've tried to take any creative pictures of water drops. This is one of my green cereal bowls placed next to a dark red wall in my dining room. I filled the bowl with clear water and dropped clear water out of a ziplock baggie. It only took a couple tries to get the hang of catching the water drops. On this image I cropped out the wall so that the water drops show the only hint of red. I used Lightroom 2 to crop and adjust the exposure.
12mm extension tube
Canon 50mm F/1.8 lens
Canon Speedlight 430EXII (to the right)
Opteka EF600DG-C (to the left)
Shutter speed: 1/25th of a sec
Focal length: 50mm
Bag with a hole in it, suspended about 1.5 feet above the mug
Rear background is a blue felt piece of fabric
The photo was taken In my bath tub, using the bathroom light and the flash on my camera as light sources. I used a very short tripod to hold up my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 camera, which hovered over about 1/4 of an inch of water. To make the dropping device I first popped a hole in the bottom of a grape juice bottle and then tied some cotton twine around the neck of the bottle. Then I filled up the bottom of the bottle with some water, and standing on a ladder, hung it from our bathroom light fixture. This picture happened to be an accident, but somehow was better then any of the other 104 pictures that I took. The settings were: F2.8, 1/250(the lowest my camera would go), and ISO 100. The photo was then cropped and sharpened in Photoshop CS4 using the unsharp mask filter.
This Shot was a complete accident. We have a leaky kitchen faucet and when I read about the challenge I thought well I might as well put it to good use before I fix it. I took several shots before but they were all turning out dark so I decided to try one with the internal flash and this is what I got. I really like how the water drop is reflecting off the bottom of the sink. Overall I'm really happy with how it came out.
Shot with my Canon 300d ISO 100, exposure 1/200, f/4.5 and focal length of 50mm.
This is my first time submitting a shot to the photo challenge. I've been checking out the other challenges all year and though I'd give it a try. It was a lot of fun!
This shot was taken with a Casio EX-G1 point and shoot, exposure time 1/200, focal length 6.66 with built in flash. To get the shot I set up a tripod in the water on the sun shelf of my pool. I then hung a plastic bag full of water with a small pin hole in the bottom from the center of the tripod. Then I got down on the edge of the pool and dipped the camera about half way in the water (it's waterproof!) so i could get more of profile shot. After lots of floundering around and 700 pictures later this was the best of them. I tweaked the highlight and contrast a little in photoshop to make it pop out a little more. Thanks!
amera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Old Quantaray 70-300 1:4-5:6 (Macro at 180-300 1:2)
Shutter: 400 F/5.6
I know the settings seem ridiculous! Decided not to use a flash, instead shut all the lights off and used LED flashlights. I use a glass dish with a bag of water hung by a spare tripod. The pink comes from paper underneath and the blacks come from paper set up behind it. I took over 1,000 images to gain just a few selects. This was one of my favorites. FYI this was my first time ever doing water drops! It was so addicting! Gizmodo's contests definitely push you to learn some really cool things! Thanks guys, keep it up!
Shot with a Canon Rebel XS with an 18-55 mm wide angle stock lens zoomed to 55 mm.
Shutter Speed: 1/200
F number: 8
Lighting: Ancient hot-shoe flash and a desk lamp
Method: Friend stood up with eyedropper while I lay prone with the camera and an ancient hot-shoe flash. The drops landed in a shallow dish with clear tap water in it. He would drop water periodically and we would shoot 10 or so drops and check the photos before doing another set. The colors are just products of cranking up the pink tint while playing with the temperature to achieve the glossy purple hues.