Caryn Esplin - Neon Pinnacle - Water Drop

Stage 3: The Pinnacle

From observing my images taken during a single water drop, I identified seven stages of the sequence. This post is the third stage of seven in the Water Drop Sequence:

Water Drop Photography Sequence:  Stage 3/7

1. The Crown –  The first splash that looks like a crown or bowl, and can have far-reaching tentacles
2. The Vortex  –  The black hole produced by the plunging drop that pushes the water down
3. The Pinnacle – The tall tower of water that springs back up from the vortex as a rebound from the falling drop
4. The HooDoo – The drop that forms and balances on the tip of the pinnacle
5. The Sphere – The drop that separates from the pinnacle and floats in mid air
6. The Coil – The tight rings that form in the center of the ripples, just before the drop falls back down
7. The Bubble – The final drop sinks, then floats up to form one final bubble on the surface

This blog post is all about “climbing the pinnacle.”

The “pinnacle” is the third stage of the splash sequence that occurs when you release a drop of water into a dish or pan of water. First the initial splash occurs (see previous CROWN post) then the water falls into a vortex, and now in stage 3, a small narrow pinnacle of water emerges and builds up into a beautiful tower. Each pinnacle is unique and amazing. It is fun to see the little baby pinnacle peak its head out of the vortex and grow immediately upward. As the pinnacle reaches it top height, a drop forms at the top. In the next stage, I will show how the drop balances briefly at the top of the pinnacle before separating itself and floating up in mid air. Can you tell I love analyzing the beauty in these water drops. Macro photography is fascinating and affordable! See my previous post for links to Macro Extension Tubes you can add to your DSLR lens and get started!  Here is my  Water Drop Photography Tutorial: http://www.carynesplin.com/7-amazing-tips-for-shooting-water-drops/

Check out the video at the bottom of this post to see a water drop in slow motion. I will be posting more water drop images from the subsequent stages every few days.

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Orange Spinner Pinnacle - Water Drop Photography - Caryn Esplin

Bumpy Orange Spinner Pinnacle - Water Drop Photography - Caryn Esplin

Baby Pinnacle - Water Drop Photography - Caryn Esplin

Baby Pinnacle, just forming - Water Drop Photography - Caryn Esplin

Baby Green Pinnacle - Water Drop Photography - Caryn Esplin

Baby Green Pinnacle, emerging from vortex - Water Drop Photography - Caryn Esplin

Small Pinnacle - Water Drop Photography - Caryn Esplin

Small Pinnacle - Water Drop Photography - Caryn Esplin

Aqua Spinner Pinnacle - Water Drop Photography - Caryn Esplin

Aqua Spinner Pinnacle - Water Drop Photography - Caryn Esplin

Caryn Esplin - Neon Pinnacle - Water Drop

Neon Pinnacle - Water Drop - Caryn Esplin

Drop Forming Pinnacle - Water Drop Photography - Caryn Esplin

Drop forming on top of Pinnacle - Water Drop Photography - Caryn Esplin

 

Watch this YouTube video to see the process of a water drop in slow motion. You can see each stage of the sequence. Stay tuned for more water drop images in the next few posts.

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Also, see my Water Drop Photography Tutorial here: http://www.carynesplin.com/7-amazing-tips-for-shooting-water-drops/