Ever since I accidentally made a rain shot at a high ISO rating (see below), I have been fascinated by how rain or snow are frozen in the sky by the camera’s high shutter speed. Naturally, my instinct when I looked at this exercise was to work around the concept of freezing water in mid-air.
The pictures below were taken in my bathroom under the shower. I wanted to replicate the effect of rainwater being frozen in mid-air, as in the picture above. To that effect, I selected the highest possible mechanical shutter speed in my camera (1/8000s).
I feel that the pictures above where a bit too cluttered, so I decided to experiment with more subtle effects, both indoors and outdoors:
The camera at these speeds allow us to capture what we only see briefly or even what we cannot see at all. In addition to experimenting with water, I also had a look at the effect of the wind on a piece of paper laying in the middle of the street, and stopped motion combines with light and colour to add interest