Photographing Waterdrops

A few days ago I read this post on how to photograph waterdrops. It looked awesome so I thought I’d have a go to see what I could come up with along those lines.

First, the technical issues: Waterdrops needed to fall from some height into a receptacle, ideally evenly spaced. Experiments involved hanging plastic bags from ladders, using different receptacles, changing the lighting, the background and the lenses… and making a mess — inevitable where water gets splashed around deliberately. Eventually I settled on a whisky glass (because it’s pretty) set in front of an (out-of-focus) batik napkin.

Literally hundreds of shots later, including variations on how full the glass should be and which lens to use, some of the best pictures are shown below. Enjoy!

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