I wanted to try getting shots of fruit dropping in water, so got myself some wireless triggers to use with an off-camera flash (I only have 1 flash unit at the moment) to experiment.
I enjoy messing about with different things (burning things might be next), although I managed to get soaked in the process of doing this. There's something to be said for bribing children after all!
Once I'd got a few shots I realised there were enough to sort create an order as they went in the water, although this wasn't something I'd tried to acheive, it just appealed to me to put them in a sort of order.
Anyway, hope you like!
1 Oranges ARE the only fruit, well tangerines at least!
2 Starting to get into the water.
3 I put the flash one end of the fish tank I was using, and propped a white A4 envelope the other side to reflect the light back.
4 It was interesting trying different heights to release from!
5 And in it goes...
6 Some are more interesting then others, but I was pleased with the way the light was reflected.
7 Starting to see more impact now.
8 It's difficult when doing it yourself to release from the same point each time!
9 The height dropped from also made a big difference on the impact.
10 Getting a head of steam up now.
11 By changing the angle of the camera I could get more of a reflection from the surface too.
12 Depending how high it was dropped from altered the reflection too.
13 And again
14 Sometimes it had a bit of spin taking it the opposite way
15 Some I caught at the bottom of the drop
16 Then I increased the height they were dropped from!
17 Quite often I nearly missed them!
18 Yet again
19 This one and 16 are my favourites so far!
20 And back to the surface!
This was the set up.
I used an old plastic fish tank, stuck it on the roof of my car, propped a white A4 envelope at the end and used a paint tin to hold the envelope in place.
As these are my first few attempts at this, I'm looking to try different lighting and background solutions, along with other fruit and/or veg in the near future.
Thanks for looking and I hope you liked my attempt at this.
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