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SpheriKal (Water drop shot -- I timed it so that the drop sat on the surface, the sphere is acting like a lens.

I used two day glo posterboards as the backdrop.
Stop shot trigger used for drop dispensing and to control the flashes.
Two SB-800 flashes used, one on either side.)
Double_Day-Glo_Madness (One of my first double drop collision shots. 

I used two day glo posterboards as the backdrop.
Stop shot trigger used for drop dispensing and to control the flashes.
Two SB-800 flashes used,  one on either side.)
Anti_Reflection (Water drop shot -- inverted.

I used two day glo posterboards as the backdrop.
Stop shot trigger used for drop dispensing and to control the flashes.
Two SB-800 flashes used, one on either side.)
Pristine (This is a cool crown splash effect, and the splash is also reflected nicely in the water in front.

Setup:
- Drop making rig is set above a large bin of water. A drop is created and captured as it makes a cool splash effect.
- Two - SB-800 flashes are set to each side, one gelled blue, the other is gelled red.
- Hiviz Schmitt photogate trigger with delay circuit used to trigger flashes.
- Picasa used for light levels and cropping.)
Take_me_to_your_Liter (Alien life form -- looking for intelligent life here -- will he find any?

Strobist / setup:
- High speed photo of water drop falling into plastic storage bin filled with water.
- Two gelled SB-800 flashes used, one yellow and one orange. Bounced off of white foamboard behind dish.
- I had two books setup on either side as gobos, this caused the eyes of the alien.
- Hiviz Schmitt photogate trigger with delay circuit used to trigger flash.
- Drops were produced by connecting a solenoid to a power supply and momentary switch. This let me produce (mostly) repeatable drops.)
Wedding_Cake (Looks like a happy couple on top of a wedding cake.

Setup:
- Drop making rig above a small piece of 3/4 " PVC pipe, sealed at one end and filled with water.
- Water in pipe is dyed blue.
- Two - SB-800 flashes are set to each side, one gelled blue, the other is gelled red.
- Background is another SB-800 bounced off white poster board. 
- Hiviz Schmitt photogate trigger with delay circuit used to trigger flashes.
- Errant drops removed with Picasa, but "happy couple" is captured with only light level adjustments.)
Party_of_f_One (Party on fun one!

Strobist / setup:
- High speed photo of water drop falling into plastic storage bin filled with water.
- Two gelled SB-800 flashes used, one yellow and one orange. 
- I put some birthday wrapping paper on the foamboard and it made a cool pattern.
- Hiviz Schmitt photogate trigger with delay circuit used to trigger flash.
- Drops were produced by connecting a solenoid to a power supply and momentary switch. This let me produce (mostly) repeatable drops.)
Rough_Seas (This poor dude is getting tossed about by some rough seas!

The blue color in this shot is done completely with light - no dye or photoshop used!

Strobist / setup:
- High speed photo of a water drop falling into a square glass filled to the brim with water.
- Two gelled SB-800 flashes used, one orange and one blue. The orange gelled flash was reflected off a white foamboard background and illuminated the background. and can be seen through the glass. 
- The blue gelled flash was used to reflect light off the top surface of the water -- the blue is entirely from the flash, no dye or coloring was added to the water.
- Hiviz Schmitt photogate trigger with delay circuit used to trigger flash.
- Drops were produced by connecting a solenoid to a power supply and momentary switch. This let me produce (mostly) repeatable drops.
- Used Picasa to crop, adjust light levels and added some saturation.)

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