Food coloring and water fun c&c welcome

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  1. luvmyfamily

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    I know you can do this with a colored background, but I personally had more fun doing this with food coloring.
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    I want to try this with a small ball splashing into a dish....
     
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    WOW!!!

    Great Work!

    Strobe or all shutter for the frozen action?
     
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    Thanks. I hung a baggie of the same food colored water over a bowl on my kitchen table. Poked a small hole in it with a toothpick. Used one of my studio lights and a white board in the background as a reflector. Had the light pointing at the white board, not the water. And yep....maxed out my shutter speed to get these. Amazing what the human eye cannot see. Someone told me they tried this with strawberry milk.....I don't see how that would have had the shimmer this did.
     
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    Those colors make me really happy

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    I love these. I did some experimenting with water in my kitchen as an activity to practice while it was raining out. My outcome was not so great - I only had one where I actually caught the splash. I don't have a speedlight though, and the D5100 won't burst when using the on-camera flash so the challenge/guide I was using didn't work for me. Do you have recommendations for how to achieve effects like this using a different method than the one I found? I have cheap lights and reflectors. Did you use a flash at all or only the studio light? (I hope this wasn't hijacking a thread. Your pictures inspired me to try it again.) :)
     
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    Very nice. Would you mind sharing exposures?
     
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    To increase fun try using milk instead of just water. Milk and food colourings can create some interesting effects - esp when you mix the colours up!
     
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    I actually mentioned this above, had a friend who said he tried this with strawberry milk. I was wondering if it would take about the "shimmer." I will have to try it. Attached was my set up on the first one (to the people who had asked) I did with a small black bowl, did the same thing again with food coloring. I do not have a speedlite yet either...not made of money for sure. Have to get camera equipment little at a time. Here was the original set-up, just changed bowls and used food coloring the 2nd time. I had a continuous light pointing at the white board as a reflector, but not pointing at the water itself. Aperture was f8, ISO 100, Shutter speed 1/250. Here is the snapshot of the set up:

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    Aperture was f8, ISO100 and SS 1/250. I posted above a snapshot of my set up the first time I did it with clear water.
     
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    Awsome...
     
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    Thank you.
     

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