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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!
posted December 31st, 2014  
A happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you, too. Have loved following your photos these last two years.
posted 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!
posted 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?
posted 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. :)
posted December 31st, 2014  
I'm back, whether I post any photos though, fuck knows ;)
posted December 31st, 2014  
@jase_yet_again Yay! Happy New Year. ;)
posted December 31st, 2014  
Very cool.
Not tried anything like this...great stuff.
Happy New Year.
posted December 31st, 2014  
Very cool shot... Thx for the explanation & info. Happy New Year.
posted 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 :)
posted December 31st, 2014  
Not always one for these shots, but this one really stands out. Wow, what a capture--Nice!!
posted December 31st, 2014  
Oh, that's fabulous!
posted December 31st, 2014  
Awesome capture
posted December 31st, 2014  
This is fab HH! Happy New Year to both of you and your loved ones! All the best for 2015!
posted December 31st, 2014  
Awesome shot
posted December 31st, 2014  
Awesome! ...... Happy New Year to you :)
posted December 31st, 2014  
Happy New Year, what a fantastic crown, love that lone drop too!
posted 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.
posted 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 :)
posted January 1st, 2015  
Very cool capture.
posted January 1st, 2015  
Lovely! Have a great 2015 :-)
posted January 1st, 2015  
Nice! Fav!
posted January 1st, 2015  
Seriously cool!!
posted January 1st, 2015  
AMAZING -FAV!!!
posted January 1st, 2015  
Fabulous image, happy new year to you :)
posted January 1st, 2015  
I know how much work and patience that takes. Fav x 5
posted January 1st, 2015  
A-maz-ing! Fav-tastic for a Happy New Year!!!
posted January 1st, 2015  
Super shot
posted January 2nd, 2015  
Wonderful capture! Love it:)
posted January 2nd, 2015  
Fantastic!!!
posted January 2nd, 2015  
Perfection! Fav! What a fun tradition!
posted January 2nd, 2015  
Wooooow!!! So impressive...the shot and the build behind the creations!
posted January 2nd, 2015  
oooh that's a nice one!
posted January 4th, 2015  
Cool shot, would love to try this but haven't the time or space to set up the rig :)
posted January 8th, 2015  
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