Water – it’s almost everywhere on Earth. Over 70% of the planet is covered in it, and it’s an absolutely essential requirement for every form of life on the planet.
It also makes a great photography subject, especially in droplets.
There are two main types of water drop photography. The first is where the drop falls into a bowl of water (or some other liquid) and the splash makes an interesting shape which is then recorded at high speed by a camera. The other is where light is refracted through the water drop to display an image behind the drop. I’ve done some work on the latter, but none on the former. At some point I may do actual water droplet photography, but for now, I’m sticking with refraction.
Until yesterday, I hadn’t actually taken a refraction shot in over a year. However, when I saw that this week’s theme for 52 Frames was “Water,” I figured it was a good time to pull out the eye dropper. 🙂 So, in honor of yesterday being the Fourth of July, here’s the shot I submitted to 52 Frames.
This shot was a bit unusual for me, in that my usual subject for such pictures is flowers. Here are some of the previous shots I’ve taken of this type:
What are your thoughts? Do you like water drop refraction shots? Let me know in the comments.