Water Drops in Bubbles
A little over a year ago, I blogged about my first attempt using a Water Drop Kit. It has taken me a bit of time to bring myself back to this, as I quite enjoyed the results last time. However there has been one element I have been wanting to experiment with: Bubbles.
Having seen other images online with water drop collisions surrounded by a bubble, I had to try it for myself. Surprisingly, getting a bubble on the surface was an easy process. Getting the drops to go through cleanly and create a nice collision was a different story. Below you will see a variety of results. A few are noted as being photoshop concoctions. While it is possible to get a nice splash inside a bubble, it seems to be a very rare occasion as the bubble disrupts the drops falling and the reactions are less than ideal. I did produce a few decent results, but with the help of photoshop I was able to merge a couple images together to create my ideal image.
Some are complete collages involving an image of a bubble and inserting an image of a splash inside it (such as the first image below). Others are a bit more closer to reality, a I was able to start with an image of a solid bubble that had a natural collision. However, it wasn't the ideal collision, and so I swapped the drop out for a different one in post production (such as the 7th image below). This one is preferable, as it doesn't vary significantly from reality.
There were some very rare moments as well, so rare that there are two I can describe and out of 700+ images taken, they only occurred once. First was the exact moment the 2nd drop of water reaches the surface of the bubble but just before it breaks through the bubble. This is a very interesting moment in time, as the bubble is able to support the weight of the drop for a brief moment. The second unique moment is the collision that results in the bubble popping and capturing the bubble half way through dissolving. As fast as a drop of water is, just an instant in time, that is nothing compared to the speed in which a bubble pops. It is also completely unpredictable, in that you never know how long until the bubble will burst.
In any case, enjoy the variety of results below, and keep on experimenting out there!