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Hi all,
These images were all taken in camera (no Photoshop tricks) with the aid of a Stopshot controller to control:
1) The drops from a valve.
2) The camera shutter opening (Canon 5D II using a macro lens or lens with an extension ring).
3) To control 1 to 3 flashes. The flashes were either connected to fire together or a slight delay was used between each flash to create a strobe effect (so in some cases there is a ghosting effect).

An image of part of the rig, I made up and used to take the images is also included. The rig image shows the valve and the trigger beam assembly that I mounted using a macro slide rail (because I had the macro slide available (the beam units could have just have been mounting on a board) but I wanted to have flexibility to do other things). I used 2 different types of beam sensors for these images, a laser (the one shown in the image) and a smaller Infrered (IR) unit that is specifically designed for this type of work. Both are available directly from Cognisys and interface with the Stopshot controller. I recommended the smaller (and cheaper) IR unit for this type of application that is easier to mount and use. The laser beam assembly is better suited for applications requiring longer distances (up to 20-30 meters) between the sender and receiver units.

The shots include plain water into plain water, colored water into plain and colored water. Also some water into water with a oil film and water into a soapy solution. A further set includes plain and colored milk variations.

For the images where I used multiple flashes at different times to provide a ghosting effect (like those around IMG_1207.jpg but also in some other areas of the set), I used a Flash Sequencer also available from Cognisys to fire the individual flashes at different times.

If you would like any of these as wall art on canvas or acrylic please contact me.

Best regards


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