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The Scientific Method

Earlier today I was bailing out the hot-tub for it’s regular cleaning. As I tossed the water over the railing one scoop at a time, I soon became entranced with the shapes that the water formed in mid-air just prior to exploding into a fine mist of drops.

Julie and I spent the better part of an hour trying different techniques, shutter speeds, and containers to try and catch the precise moment where the water spreads out and forms a thin membrane.

Shutter too slow, focus wrong.
slow shutter, wrong focus #1


slow shutter, wrong focus #2


fast shutter, poor timing


fast shutter, good timing, complicated background


fast shutter, good timing, better background, unaesthetic container


fast shutter, good timing, better background, good container


new container, better volume

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