For a photo challenge I was given "splash" for a prompt and I had something specific in mind for my shot. I was going to take a cookie splash picture. Ever heard of cookie splash? Apparently it was all the rage a few years ago. You place a cup of liquid and cookies in your shot, and then you photograph the splash when you drop something into the cup.
Sounds fun, huh? I thought so too... until I tried it. I failed miserably! I used up all my cookies and didn't get one good picture. It turns out that my DSLR does not have a high enough ISO for me to set the shutter speed fast enough to capture the splash. I was so bummed!
So I decided to "just" take pictures of water drops splashing into my Pyrex bake ware. I got out my 9x13 pan and filled it with water. Then I filled a baggie with water and hung it over the pan. I poked a hole in the baggie and started snapping. I took over 200 pictures, but I got some that I think are pretty awesome!
I was amazed at the funny shapes the water produced! I even got some good splashes.
Of course there were over a hundred pictures that were complete duds, but I think it was worth it to get these fun shots.
This last photo is my absolute favorite! It is my sweet shot for the week.
Sometimes to find your sweet shot you just have to experiment and let things happen. But most of all, don't give up trying because your first idea isn't working! Something better may be just around the bend.