My first version of my Water Box was actually made from a paint roller tray which was suspended above Marci to get the shot shown [HERE]. I won't bore you with a photo of that! It was fixed so that one end could be lifted up via a remote cord and about 4 liters of warm water would cascade out, or gush, or dribble, or miss her entirely, LOL.
This photo is version 2.0 being tested in one of my bathtubs. I hoped for a wider sheet of water but that was not to be using household water pressure. Using a water pump is not practical as you will see when this is all finished. Anyway, this version did indeed produce a sheet of water that could be sustained as long as I want, but that's not good enough, so version 3.0 is in the design phase and will be built soon. My plumber never called so I guess I will install it myself when I'm ready and Mr. Plumber will miss out on some money on the side. Version 3.0 will be sooo much better!
Feb 4, 2013 12:14:02 amby whaleman Homepage »
Two thoughts on that. First, I consider the electrical hazard to be far too great to consider this option considering the model will also be wet and grounded. Few if any water pumps are designed for this type of use, so their electrical insulation characteristics are not up to any recognized standard, so I will not risk it being used with a person. Second, collecting the water means a tub or sub-floor of some type which would limit my ability to photograph the entire body of the model.