Just a little drop
I’ve always said the best part of my job is that every day is different. One day I’m in a factory, the next day in an operating room and every once in a while a different, sometimes exotic part of the world. It’s not just the locations that make each day exciting, it’s the people; and sometimes those people are right in your own backyard, figuratively speaking.
On a recent project for Badger Meter, we had the opportunity to meet Morrice Blackwell a marketing manager and possibly an IT genius? He was working with a bunch of software engineers doing and saying things that went way over our heads.
We needed a couple of shots of Morrice and his team at work. It must have been during our setup with lights and stands, colored gels and dolly track that Morrice mentioned something about his lighting setup… Do you have a lighting setup, Morrice? And this is how we learned about a unique hobby Morrice has – high-speed photography of water droplets. Wow, that’s interesting! As Morrice says, “Water is the ultimate photo subject. Every drop is unique from every other down to the micro level.” The goal is to get the shot just as the droplet hits the water and splashes up. What takes a fraction of a second becomes frozen in time. For many of us who have a hard time getting a good shot of our children as they run around and dodging our ability to focus; it is amazing that this blip in time can be captured so sharply. Very cool Morrice and thank you for sharing! Check out some of Morrice’s other photography on his website. morriceblackwell.com