Tonight I explored high-speed photography using little more than a couple flashes and some coins dropped into a glass of water. It took a bit to get the timing down but I got some pretty cool shots. Eventually I'd like to use something more flat glass (rather than a round cup) to better be able to focus on the subject rather than have the light be bent all over due to the shape of the container.
My first high-speed shot. Decent but needs more light -- 2nd flash to the rescue!
A little early
Those crosshatch ripples freak me out
Time to try a penny!
Kinda' looks like a liquid metal skull to me
The tip of the quarter iceberg
I love this because you can see the floor of already dropped coins reflected in the bubble
Love the vortex and twist in this one
The eagle dives in
Then, for the heck of it, I added a red filter in the form of an old medicine bottle :)
Ran out of coins so a screw had to do