These are pictures and comments of a friend of mine. I've already published them on the Russian site. They are so good that I decided to share my pleasure with English speaking hobby people:
"This is what happens if two people have cameras, running water, two hours of free time and patience. It turned out that you need a flash to take pictures of falling drops. A simple Illumination doesn't help. They say it's better to dribble milk instead of water. It pro produces better pictures, but I didn't feel like using milk for this. Scripts detecting motion does not help at all. They are too slow. What did help, it was usage of the intervalometer. Set 10 seconds for a shot, and then watch :-) One of 10-12 photos contains a drop. And you need to switch off auto focus, otherwise the camera would try to focus whatever it choose.
Yes, I like your "drops" very much.. Can you put them on the Hobby site?
Sorry to say but it's a far cry from the best. There's a guy who was catching a falling drop hitting a drop that's going up after a fall. Now those are great pix. http://www.liquidsculpture.com/fine_art/index.htm That's the problem art - it should be either original or better than the the stuff done before. BTW this meant to be a constructive criticism. My attempts can be seen here: http://olegmarch.com/splashes/ http://olegmarch.com/splashes2/ These are complete collections- not selection of the best Sincerely Oleg March
I've tell my friend, the authorof the pictures, about the contest. He says, it's not a regular one. They are looking for new themes for iGoogle site. But he'll try anyway. Thanks.