This guide will be rewritten. For now, please refer to the V3 guide which has the same work flow.
In the previous guide I introduced Loop Mode and used it to capture a falling drop which then became a Worthington Jet. The jet was not that impressive but it was a start! Let’s see if I can improve it.
What Makes A Good Worthington Jet?
There are several things that affect the size and shape of the jet;
- Drop size
- Drop height
- Bowl size and depth
Some of these have more effect than others. Drop Size probably has the biggest effect with drop height or pressure coming somewhere second.
In the previous exercise I used a delta value (in Loop Mode) to automatically change the flash trigger time. This time I am going to use a delta to change the drop size. This will allow me to see what effect the drop size has on the Worthington Jet.
Finding a Good Worthington Jet
I am using the same set up as before but, initially at least, I am not going to use the camera or flash. I am going to use the dropController to make drops and just watch them fall. While doing this I will note the drop size for any drop that produces a nice Worthington Jet. Basically, I am going to eyeball it.