The new year is always an exciting time. Sadly, this year started out with a MASSIVE cold spell. So what is a nature photographer to do when he can't go outside and capture images of birds? Well, this year started with trying out some water drop photography. I have seen some images recently and was inspired to try to create some new and unique images.
My first attempt resulted in some great images. This was the first time I was able to capture some collisions. I also placed some red tissue paper over my flash to get the pink color. Here are some of my favorites.
The next day I wanted to try something different, so I got out some of Sandy's antique place settings. I colored the water with some orange food coloring and tried to get some images of the splashes and the cup in focus. I really like the first image, and how you can see the bubbles inside the rebound splash.
A few days later, I was focused on capturing a drop in freefall, and seeing the reflection of the background in it. I chose a RISK game board for the background, so the reflection would look like a globe. This was much harder than I thought it would be. I also decided to take a quick image of my set up so you can see basically how all these water drop images are created.
This last set was done with some left over Eggnog. It was much different than using water, much thicker, and bubbles were left after each drop. I used sliders in my post processing software to change the colors, the originals all look just like plain Eggnog.
It was fun to experiment and try a different type of photography, but I miss the birds! Hopefully it will warm up and I'll be able to get out and capture some bird images in the next few weeks.
Song: Baby, It's Cold Outside by Frank Loesser