Tonight’s image is another in the Splash series, and is one I’ve been both looking forward to making, and somewhat nervous about. The idea was to drop ice cubes into a drink and capture the resulting splash.
Of course to make a splash of any size you have to drop the cube from a decent height. The results were some of the larger splashes to date. They were also the first that I wasn’t able to carefully control. Combine that with the fact that two of my beloved foam boards – not to mention my Speedlite itself – were mere inches from the splash zone and you can see why I was nervous. As it turned out the foam boards took only minor splash damage, and only a single errant drop found its way onto the diffuser on the Speedlite. Of course shortly after we wrapped up I thought of about a dozen ways I could have controlled the splash zone better, isn’t that always the way it is?