This was my first time shooting water drops and I have to say that I'm pleased with the initial results. However, this was not done without some challenges. I had some difficulty getting and maintaining focus. It’s seemed virtually impossible to use auto-focus as it always seems to go hunting for the most obvious target, and water drops are quite unpredictable and not always so obvious. However, it’s a good test of your ability to focus manually; it certainly was for me.
Another challenge, which wasn’t really so much of challenge as it was a timing issue, was knowing when to fire the shutter. As much as you try, you’ll never get exactly the same shot twice. I really love the randomness of each shot; you never know what you're going to get. Definitely have to try this again to refine the technique.
I wanted to get these up quickly so I’ll describe my set-up and technique in a follow up post.
Hope you enjoy!