A M Worthington’s splash photographs could easily be mistaken for Edgerton’s Milk Drop images at first glance. I like that Worthington also blurs the lines between science and photography, and used his physics work to move the possibilities of photography forward.
I feel I am a bit of a scientist at heart and I love watching ‘slo-mo’ footage on YouTube with my kids. We are all fascinated by the stretching or freezing of time to appreciate moments that pass too quickly for us to comprehend.
I haven’t previously experimented with the fastest shutter speeds of my camera and so I plan to use this exercise as a way to do so. Taking influence of the milk drops, I intend to try and freeze moments of moving liquid.
‘Series XIII, Splash of a smooth wet sphere’ by A M Worthington, 1908.’ (s.d.) At: https://www.ssplprints.com/image/218697/worthington-a-m-series-xiii-splash-of-a-smooth-wet-sphere-by-a-m-worthington-1908 (Accessed 21/03/2021).
The Project Gutenberg eBook of A Study of Splashes, by A. M. Worthington (s.d.) At: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/39831/39831-h/39831-h.htm (Accessed 21/03/2021).