I am Rod Wynne-Powell, and this is my way to pass on snippets either of a technical nature, or related to what I am currently doing or hope to be doing in the near future.

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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

High Speed Capture of Water Stream

In the ongoing search for knowledge and experience I recently took some shots of water flowing from a tap onto an upturned, floating, empty baked beans can.

I hear you say "As you do!"

It started not because of the visual effect, but the delightful 'pling, pling, pling' as the droplets made the tin resonate to the flow. I played with different amounts of trapped air, and began to notice the way the stream of water reacted, and thought that it might be worth using a Canon Speedlite to freeze the action and view the results.

One shot in particular grabbed my attention, so I sent a JPEG to a few colleagues and my family, and all were without exception, equally fascinated, so I have decided to make a very small gallery of the results, so they can see some of the other effects. Yes, I did change to dripping onto a plate!

I relied on the freezing affect of fast quenching small flash units due to the the power and close proximity of the flash to the water stream, and used the Tamron 90mm macro on the 5D MkII. I found looking at the subsequent images really intriguing and may try again with two flashes.

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