Incoming by humphreyhippo

Incoming

It seems to be our tradition that the OH & I spend New Year's Eve playing with the drip rig.
As is customary, it's been a total 'mare trying to select just one shot (we've tried all sorts of shots), but we ended up choosing this one. It's a bit different to previous years and I thought it was quite elegant.

Anyway, many thanks to everyone who has viewed, commented or otherwise endured my shots in 2014. It's very much appreciated.

Hope everyone has a happy & prosperous 2015.
Happy New Year!


For anyone interested, here's our previous New Year's Eve attempts:
http://365project.org/humphreyhippo/365/2012-12-31
http://365project.org/humphreyhippo/2013/2013-12-31

The session album is on ipernity:
http://www.ipernity.com/doc/humphreyhippo/album/745152
These are always my all time favorites. So beautiful!
December 31st, 2014  
A happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you, too. Have loved following your photos these last two years.
December 31st, 2014  
crikey! this positively sparkles! and i do so love the simple elegance of it...
Happy New Year to you and all the best for 2015!
December 31st, 2014  
out of curiosity... the exif says 640 iso and .1s... ? i assume there was flash involved? but then i wonder at the high-ish iso?
December 31st, 2014  
@northy The flashes (one each side) are triggered by the drop breaking a laser. It's shot in the dark and the flashes have to be at their lowest power to freeze the motion (power = flash time duration - I think they were both at 1/64th power). You also want as a high an f-stop as possible to get as much DoF as you can. It's usually a trade-off between F-stop and ISO, before there is so much noise that you can't bear it. ;)
The drip rig opens the shutter (camera is in bulb mode), releases the drip valve, detects the drip, waits x milliseconds, fires the flash and then closes the shutter.
It's all beyond me, but the other half built it from scratch using an Arduino and it never fails to amaze me. :)
December 31st, 2014  
I'm back, whether I post any photos though, fuck knows ;)
December 31st, 2014  
@jase_yet_again Yay! Happy New Year. ;)
December 31st, 2014  
Very cool.
Not tried anything like this...great stuff.
Happy New Year.
December 31st, 2014  
Very cool shot... Thx for the explanation & info. Happy New Year.
December 31st, 2014  
@stevecameras yeah - gets incredible results... i'd say it isn't something i'd ever try, but i think i said that about the lens baby... and now i have one... anyhow... VERY cool...

@jase_yet_again nice to see you again :)
December 31st, 2014  
Not always one for these shots, but this one really stands out. Wow, what a capture--Nice!!
December 31st, 2014  
Oh, that's fabulous!
December 31st, 2014  
Awesome capture
December 31st, 2014  
This is fab HH! Happy New Year to both of you and your loved ones! All the best for 2015!
December 31st, 2014  
Awesome shot
December 31st, 2014  
Awesome! ...... Happy New Year to you :)
December 31st, 2014  
Happy New Year, what a fantastic crown, love that lone drop too!
December 31st, 2014  
@humphreyhippo oh my goodness, I just read how you achieved this! My computer engineer son would love the challenge of building this but I'm not even going to mention it in fear that he might. Lol.
December 31st, 2014  
Simply fabulous and my favourite of your new year's eve shots (so far!).
A very happy New Year to you both. Your description of the OH's invention is way beyond me but wow, it must be fun :)
January 1st, 2015  
Very cool capture.
January 1st, 2015  
Lovely! Have a great 2015 :-)
January 1st, 2015  
Nice! Fav!
January 1st, 2015  
Seriously cool!!
January 1st, 2015  
AMAZING -FAV!!!
January 1st, 2015  
Fabulous image, happy new year to you :)
January 1st, 2015  
I know how much work and patience that takes. Fav x 5
January 1st, 2015  
A-maz-ing! Fav-tastic for a Happy New Year!!!
January 1st, 2015  
Super shot
January 2nd, 2015  
Wonderful capture! Love it:)
January 2nd, 2015  
Fantastic!!!
January 2nd, 2015  
Perfection! Fav! What a fun tradition!
January 2nd, 2015  
Wooooow!!! So impressive...the shot and the build behind the creations!
January 2nd, 2015  
oooh that's a nice one!
January 4th, 2015  
Cool shot, would love to try this but haven't the time or space to set up the rig :)
January 8th, 2015  
Why did I not comment this four years ago? Love the colour and that perfect drop
December 31st, 2018  
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