Snowflake-a-Day on Google+

Its been nearly two weeks since I started a “Snowflake-a-Day” project over on Google+. I’m posting one snowflake image every day for 100 days.

Snowflake-a-Day on Google+ (Add me to your circles!)

The above image is my favourite snowflake image so far this year. While snow seems in short supply so far this winter, I race out every chance I get to photograph the falling crystals. More exciting news soon!

Colliding Water Droplets

Single water droplets falling into a glass. The first one splashes back up just in time to collide with the second one, falling from above. High-speed photography of these collisions requires precise timing, calculations, and luck:

Awesome, isn’t it? I have a special device for triggering my camera at the precise time, as well as coordinating the water droplets. The Camera Axe 5 with the valve sensor is very much a necessary tool to make these collisions happen, but even still I took over 700 images to get the 7 that I am showing here. Lots of fun experimenting, especially with background refraction:

Check out the gallery below, and let me know what you think! (and I know – it has been forever since my last update. Don’t worry, there are interesting things to post soon!)