A bit of experimentation following a chat with a friend – try and photograph water drops.
Pretty easy to do – poke a small hole in the lid of a plastic bottle and an even smaller one in the bottom of it – that provides the drips. Gaffer tape it to a tripod that’s sat over a bowl of water.
A single flash off to the side works pretty well, and then a bit of colour from some card/paper under and behind the bowl.
It worked pretty well, but looked a little bland. The stroke of genius was adding orange squash into the water! Another way to do it is apparently to drip milk into ordinary water.
Setting it all up is pretty easy – the hard bits are first of all focusing correctly and then getting the timing right. But, once you work out the timing, you can get really good results…