Experiments with Splash!!

Splash!!
It's a word that definitely excites many...so is the case with me...
My interest in photographing splashes developed around a year ago while going through a photography magazine. I found it pretty interesting! U
nfortunately, in the magazine, only a couple of pics were given, not much info. :(
Curiosity increased, and obviously, I googled about it... 
Here is a link that I found pretty helpful.

And then, during my stay at home this summer, I made an attempt to make my own splash photography album. And its was then that I learnt the most important thing about splash photography requirements --- Permission from mom!! 
So, after a lot of 'patao'fication, she agreed to let me do my experiments in the varandah, that too only with water!
Once everything set and done, came the next important question --- what should I drop in the water to create the splash ???
The engineer in me woke up, and the answer was: nuts, bolts and washer!!




ISO: 320, Shutter-Speed: 1/640; f: f/4.8

and, at the end, I concluded that a washer (due to its annular geometry) is probably one of the best thing to create and capture both primary as well as secondary splash!! 




ISO: 320, Shutter-Speed: 1/640; f: f/4.8


But, my thirst for splash photography wasn't quenched (in fact it still hasn't)... 
I wanted to capture a `coffee cookie splash` just like in the websites!!

But, instead of "coffee-cookie", I invented a more "desi" version of it --- `chai-biscuit splash` !!
(yup, I love tea, and Parle-G is my fav!)









ISO: 3200, Shutter-Speed: 1/500; f: f/4.2


These were taken in my dorm room in Oita (Japan)...and obviously, Permission from mom is not applicable here!!  But, where to find a washer !!!! 
Solution --- Trust me, an "apsara non dust eraser" (a nostalgic childhood tool) can be very handy at times.







 and also an old cello-tape reel...!!






Some technical stuff: 

    1.  If you carefully notice, some of the images above have lot of grains.. that's because I had to increase the ISO to compensate for the low light in my room. Hence its always advisable to try it at a place where you have abundance of light.


    2.   Its not only the main splash, or the Primary Splash,  that is exciting, but the secondary splashes as well as the "after-math" looks pretty cool !!





That's all...!  Enjoy!
Feel free to drop in your comments and suggestions. 

Big Tip: always try with water first




Disclaimer: I am definitely not a "pro" of splash photography...hence I am just sharing my experiments while trying to capture splashes... I also plan to do another session with liquid-liquid splashes. If you have liked this one, stay tuned for the next one! :)


Here goes some more pics:

Comments

  1. beautiful snaps Mainak! will be waiting for more from you.i loved the first one in the second set...very crisp...it turned me nostalgic too :)Keep splashing.

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  2. awsum work! and kind of a mini tutorial for a new splash photography enthusiast :P

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    1. thanks sampa..
      yeah, thats what i tried to make it...some kinda mini tutorial... :-)

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  3. Nice snaps... loads of patience....

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    1. Thank you!! [please share your name] :)

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  5. Very nicely explained and obviously, awesome photography!!

    Just to throw in an engineering concept into your photography, try understanding Bessel Functions, and how they impact water splashes. How about trying to capture Bessel Functions via your photography :)

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    1. Thank you Bichhu bhai.. :)
      And, reg that question, next time i think of doing something similar, i will definitely try to capture the waves and you to try to correlate using the bessel functions!! ;) :P

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  6. Brilliant work. Really good.

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  7. Great photography, and a quite informative blog! ☺

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    1. thank you anuraag.. and thanks again for following the Blog! :)
      if you like it, please share it with your friends too! :)

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  8. Awesome capture's...I have also tried some splash photography...Will show u when possible..

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  9. Beautiful clicks Sonakshi!!

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    1. Thank you. please mention your name :)

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  10. Seems it's Difficult to keep things handy with you around 😉 waiting for the liquid liquid splash !

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  11. Beautiful photos, such a great effect

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  12. You capture it very well. Very interesting!

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  13. Really cool photos! It's amazing what beauty something so simple can have.

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    1. Thank you so much Jenn. Yup, simple things can make wonderful stuff ! :)

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  14. Oh how awesome!!! Messy but awesome nonetheless. This is something I see my son doing lol :)

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