Sunday I finally got it.
What I wanted was to freeze time as much as possible, by reducing the exposure time as much as possible, so for some of these shots I pushed the ISO all the way up to 6400, which resulted in two shots that have exposure times of 1/8000th of a second, and others that range between that value and 1/4000th of a second. Those are the ones where you can see the drops frozen in mid-splash.
The first two are the ones with the shortest exposure times.
There’s little to no blur from the water’s motion.
Halloween has arrived, and so has HDR toning, the most exciting thing to happen to photography since I got my camera.
The first few shots were taken on Halloween, 2012, and the next few were taken during a nightscaping run with a coworker, who told me that you don’t really get a lot of noise until you bump your ISO past 1600.
As usual, I’m using my travel tripod to get some of the night lighting, then HDR toning in Photoshop later on.