Wine glass water pour effects - thanks to Zman

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Firstly many thanks to Zman and the featured thread Water Glass Pour ...

I needed something to get me out and about after the last week so this was a bit of a challenge.

I'll post the behind the scenes photo further down. I couldn't find the 50w LED floodlights i have so decided that i'd just do this outside in the sun this time.
Flood lights are on order so we can repeat this again with a black background or green screen.

The various colours are all inkjet ink refill colours, Red and blue are pigment based and heavier/thicker than the yellow dye based ink and it shows in how the water reacts.

It was interesting getting consistency in water flow and volume.
All images selections from Pro-Capture High on the EM1X

Let's have some photos......
First some plain water
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Water into wine glass by Phil Gartner, on Flickr

Loved this one personally
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Water into wine glass by Phil Gartner, on Flickr

Just catching the down stream with the curl from the glass
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Water into wine glass by Phil Gartner, on Flickr

Wave in the Ink from the water
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So the behind the scenes setup, i grabbed this with the TG5

Please excuse the messy backyard first.

The overall setup is pretty basic.....

We will start at the glass:
The glass is a basic white wine glass, lesson is to wipe the glass clean before every pour.
To keep it in place I 3D printed up glass holder that is screwed onto a mini ball head you might use for flash units or compacts.
This is placed on a cheap tripod that has a tilting head that allowed me to tilt the glass forward to empty it whilst returning it to the identical spot everytime
The mini ball head let me get the tilt/angle/position just right.

Middle top, the water holding pouring device.
The outlet is a outlet tube from a Glue/Silicon tube. this is glued into a basic cap/threaded fitting for 2" pipe, the 2" pipe fittings are not glued just pressure fitted
The orange "clamp" is a 3D printing thing i was working on for the pool but it was convenient to drill a 1/4 hole and connect a standard ARCA Swiss QR plate to so i could connect to the ball head on the travel tripod.
The travel tripod was adjusted in height till i got a consistent flow/stream into the glass

Camera:
EM1X with L plate attached to my large tripod so i got a vertical orientation.

Method:
Put finger over end of outlet tube. Add about a glass of water into tube.
Reach backwards with spare hand at this point and start Pro-Capture
Release water from tube and as water hit glass Press shutter fully

Lessons:
Use MF ...... i normally use BBF but ProCapture set it back to SAF on shutter ..... didn't miss but MF would have been better
> 1/10,000 really helps freeze whats going on.
The shallow DOF from the Sigma did hide the background pretty well :), i was careful the have the grey of the pool wall largely in the background.

Setup upgrade:
looking at using a water system solenoid to release the water, going to buy a cheapy to test
I have a pair of 50W LED floods on order to really provide big light but might need to build a light tent all around

I also want to test using a green screen with this.


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