Initially this started out as an ink drop experiment, inspired by my very talented RB friend parmi but it somehow morphed into this, a simple shot (excuse the pun lol) but it was so frustrating for so many reasons, mainly the timing and lighting. I played around with lots of ‘homemade’ light sources but settled on a light box (used for viewing negs.) standing upright in the background (the white ‘spikes’ in the background are the flared out flouro tubes of the box) and a desk lamp with a cardboard snoot in the foreground to bounce some light off the water drop. Using an eye dropper (out of frame) I then just took endless pics in succession trying to grab the water drop, using shutter speeds of 1/500 to 1/1250, I played around with food dye so I could focus better on the actual drop but I was lucky enough to get one or two shots where a normal water drop was in focus and the right shape. I also found focus to be a real problem so my trusty metal rule (with nice big numbers) was used next to the shot glass to manually focus on where the drop was going to be before shooting.
It’s also a nod to our drought stricken home and how precious every drop of water seems to be at the moment and in fact a dripping kitchen tap in the background whilst shooting was the inspiration
Camera: Canon A590 IS