This kind of photography has always fascinated me, capturing a split second (1/15000 sec in this image to be precise) of action like this water splash is both beautiful and tough to capture, but when you do it, exposes the hidden beauty of an incredible simple thing, just a single drop of water splashing into a shallow pool.

The actual splash is created by a single drop of water from a pipet approximately 30cm above a shallow pool I created using a shallow lid from a plastic container. The actual splash is aprox 20mm wide and so brief it takes quite a few shots to get your timing right to start capturing the moment, but when you do it starts to reveal some jewel like images.

Image details

100mm @ f18, flash duration aprox 1/15000 sec