A return to Merlot for drop art photography

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After finally realizing the milk I was using had gone so bad that it clogged the nozzle, I returned to my trusty Merlot. I didn't realize it had been two weeks since my previous drop art photo session; no wonder I was feeling nearly in withdrawal.

All photos are the result of two drops colliding with each other.

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Delightful images! I think you have officially "mastered" this technique! So now - how will you "take it to the next level"? Multiple drops in an image or ????
 
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Thank you to Gordon, Jim and Karen!

Amazing shapes dancing for the conductor.
As much as I like your analogy, I have only limited control over what happens, less than a conductor. Ironically, this session provided me the most amount of control, perhaps because I used more of the xanthan gum mixture added to the wine than in the past.

And perfect lighting.
I really like the lighting but it is not at all what I expected. It's a simple setup of one speedlight behind a sheet of diffusion material. The unexpected results have to do with the gels attached to the speedlight: a red one on the left, nothing in the middle, and a blue one on the right. I expected that arrangement to produce three columns of light from top to bottom but the setup instead produced the look in these photos.

how will you "take it to the next level"? Multiple drops in an image or ????
I've got lots and lots of ideas, some that might be original and some that definitely are not. My next attempt is to get three drops instead of two to collide (not my original idea).
 
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