Took these with a friends (west_berliner) 50mm f1.8 nikkor lens. I took a long time of trail and error to get these. I had the d70s set up to 1/8000 f2. I had 3 500w halogen lights placed around the water. The water was in pan which was in a bigger pan to catch the water. Did it all in the garage, was pretty messy at the end. I made the splashes with a metal weight about the size of a socket. Than in photoshop. I played around with the contrast, unsharp mask and curves. Also cloned out some chromatic abarations. The challenge was to set the focus right. I tried to catch the front of the splash whenever possible. So dropping the weight in the same place was important. Just catching it at the right moment was pure chance. I set the camera to burst mode. But with Raw the time span is long between shots. probably took 400 exposures to get these 3. 1. 2. 3.