Water Droplet Afternoon

Water Droplet 90mm f2.8 Macro Lens

Decided after making a bird box that with the weather bad an raining i would retreat to my Loft and set up a new Water droplet stand. It took about 2 hours to make the new stand. Then using a large green glazed bowl i filled with water and placed a shower curtain underneath it to stop any water getting on to the floor.

The first stand i made was not high enough and i could not get nice splashes but it was ok. The new one was about another 3 foot in height. The droplets are very hard to get to drop in a certain way, so i cut a bottle in half and used a plastic tube with a small fitting on the end from a fish tank. The hardest thing to do is to get the droplet in focus when it hits the water. So i used Manual focus with Peaking on with Blue as the colour so when you move the camera towards the droplet it turns blue when its in focus.

There not perfect but the method is correct its just nailing it that’s hard. Another go in the morning using darker water for effect and try some different backgrounds.

Equipment

Sony A7r4 Sony 90mm Macro Lens Godox Flash and Godox Trigger.

Settings F9 ISO64 Shutter 1/200

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