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What set-up? (3 reply/replies)

Edvins Imants Reiss
8 years ago Edvins Imants Reiss

Hi All, Curious to know just what set-up you use to generate the water drops. I use a Camera Axe Ver 5 to control a water valve solenoid. The Camera Axe also fires the camera and the Speedlite. I find that the drops from the solenoid don't always drop straight down and that is very frustrating if I'm aiming for drop collisions. Has anyone had success with getting exact repeat drop patterns? Thanks, Edvins

Yvonne
8 years ago Yvonne

Hello Edvin, Thanks for the "like" on my druppels-album. I think I'm going to give you a very disappointing answer to your question. My experience so far is that the fall from the droplets that I settle with the water tap in my kitchen is still best! Of course, that restricts the space where I can make pictures. That is why I am looking for other possibilities. I am going to create (when I have enough time) another series using a drip feed system for plants and a Coke bottle, something like this: http://www.iriso.fr/ and I saw the following methode on a forum of a photo site: http://forum.chipfotovideo.nl/showthread.php?t=5238 Hope I helped you a little bit, but I doubt it, because your fluid-albums are much better than mine. Kind regards, Yvonne.

Edvins Imants Reiss
8 years ago Edvins Imants Reiss

Thanks for your reply, Yvonne. Sometimes the simplest is the best, referring to the kitchen tap drops method you use. I may just give that a try, but will have to come up with a photogate for the Camera Axe to trigger the camera and flash. I hope you post an album of the drops when you do the "Coke bottle" thing :) Kind Regards, Edvins

Yvonne
8 years ago Yvonne

Hi Edvins, I do that with a remote control and with my ears, just listening to the rithm of the drops. After a short time you'll know when they are going to "hit" and when to press the button. kind regards, Yvonne.