For this week's 'Water' theme, I was originally going to try doing some of those large-objects-in-fish-tanks types of photos, but I couldn't find a clear container in the house that I could use. So instead, I went back to trying some more water drops. 500+ shots later, I got a handful I was pretty happy with, but there's still a lot more practice to be had with these.
Gizmodo's photo challenge this week was to capture a water drop like you see in those neat high-speed photography shots. They supplied a few links to some tutorials for capturing these images yourself and I must admit, I was somewhat skeptical of the possibility.
Not one to give up without trying, I set things up based on this tutorial at ePHOTOzine and experimented from there. I ended up shooting on Manual at 1/160 and f/22 with my flash at 1/64.
After much trial and error (and around 400 shots), I ended up with a few I was happy with. Here is the one I submitted:
The rest of the "good" ones can be found in our gallery site. Enjoy!