- Sep 13, 2007
- Northern VA suburb of Washington, DC
Probably more than you thought. I imagined the drops penetrating the yolk's surface before bouncing upward or at least using the yolk's surface as a trampoline. Instead, the surface was so relatively rigid that the drops just bounced off in no attractive formation. So, I broke the yolk's surface to get more appealing results. I had hoped to get a high bounce and the collision that is captured in traditional drop art photography but the taller bounces were out of control. So, I settled for capturing the crown.Now you really are playing with your food!
I didn't explain in any of my posts that I used a flash unit to stop the action. In that situation, the shutter speed is not indicative of the amount of time bright light was striking the sensor; instead, it is the amount of time the flash unit was emitting its light that matters. The flash unit was emitting light for about 1/18,000 second.1/8 of a second csaptured that. Wow. I thought it would have been much faster..
It's impossible to know for sure without also making a slow-motion video of the action, but it's more likely that the droplet was indeed moving upward, not downward, because it probably had bounced off the egg below it.It actually looks like it's spitting out the droplet!