Drop lemon wedges into a tank of water, and what do you get? Lemon Drops! Here are some of my favorites from this new, sour splashy series, with some behind-the-scenes at the bottom of this blog showing how this was shot. Each photo was mirrored to give it a Rorschach kind of feel. Faces often emerge in these images, as do other designs, turning a simple splash into something special. Enjoy, and try not to pucker!
The Citrus Wizard
Laid Back Lemon
The Angry Kings
The Wide-Eared Cat
Seedy Dive Bomber
Lemon Tailed Butterfly
Behind the Scenes
Here's how it's done. First, the setup, and then the drop:
I like to use an old fish tank filled about half way with water. Under the tank is shiny paper with complementary colors. In this case, yellow and green. The rest is fairly self explanatory, although I should mention that I triggered the shutter remotely when I'd see a drop was about the make contact with the water, like so:
I made a cameo appearance in this shot :) Then the rest is all in the post processing. It's just a matter of making duplicate layers in Photoshop, mirror, and then editing to make it pop. This splash shot, btw, is the "Seedy Dive Bomber" image:
And there you have it, Lemon Drops! You can check out these and more splashy shots in my Splash! gallery. Enjoy!