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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:02 pm 
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Getting a good water drop collision image (once you've sorted out the timing) is all down to the lighting and the colour filters. This image STILL hasn't got it right - but finally after several hundred shots - I actually know what to do next outing.

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I think I would have liked it even better with a black background, but.....impressive stuff!

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If you have a black background then you would also see virtually nothing of the splash - all the blue in the splash is from the background.

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Great shots Greg.
I don't know how you time them.
On a side note
Many years ago I saw a Russian made film camera capable of taking up to 1 million fps(if I remember well).
Of course there were 120 frames or so, and the timing was crucial. The camera was huge and when started sounded like a jet engine. The film was placed on the ege of a drum that was spinning at a crazy rate and the shutter was a rotating prism that spinned even faster. But people using it wasted huge lenghts of film until beeng able to capture an event, a plasma burst if I recall well.

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Thank you Radu - the timing's all done with a piece of kit called a Mumford Time Machine (comes from Bryan Mumford in California). Flashes are special ultra fast high power heads from http://www.highspeedflash.com/
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