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... quite an amazing series Gerd!Water against the light
A few years ago I started to work with water in backlight and created a small series.
In general, I would always photograph liquids in backlight unless they contain turbidity. Water behaves a bit like jewellery or reflecting metallic objects where you basically photograph the space around the actual object, with the difference that water has no immediately visible structure. So you have to shape the space around the water, reflect it and give it a structure. The latter can be done, among other things, by moving the water.
I photographed the water in a special tank that I had built a few years ago. I mirrored the water completely black with a camera position that gives a very slight view of the water line. The slight top view is important to get a nice gradient from dark (black) to light (white) in the backlight and to minimise the reflection of the camera in the image itself. The gradient itself creates a wonderful dimension in the water structure.
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