I’m an electrical engineer by trade, so my artistic capacity is somewhat limited. My pictures are usually cityscapes, but I do venture into other areas on occasion. For this series of pictures, I decided to try and capture a martini glass in the process of spilling. To a slightly geeky person like me, this is art.
Below is a digital snap shot of the set-up. Basically, I set the camera on a tripod and had a small, very high speed, flash pointed at the wall in the background so as to produce the backlighting necessary to completely avoid any reflections. On the floor is a soft (water proof!) cushion for the glass to land and a bucket with a sponge to clean up the mess. I shot about 20 exposures (on B&W film, of course). I simply filled the glass with water, dropped in the olive stick, threw it up in the air, and clicked the shutter. The camera settings were all completely manual. I cleaned up after every shot.