In this picture, I made a setup consisting of a paper cylinder, M&M's at the bottom on the black surface, and a piece of clear plastic with tiny water droplets placed randomly on it. I'm quite pleased with the effect.
I agree, it would have been better with a smooth piece of plexiglass. Also, I just used a paper cylinder to put the piece of plastic on, but if I used some kind of plastic or glass cylinder, I probably could have put more lighting along the sides and gotten rid of the white borders on the drops. I'll have to try that next time. Thanks for the constructive criticism.
Very cool idea mate! Nice work! If you could get a clear piece of glass with no scratches it would amp this image up even more imo..but that is just me. I don't know your set up, but is there any way to get a light between the candy and the glass/plastic to brighten it up even more? Just a thought? It might make the droplet images even pop out more...I would definitely play around with this concept and set up some more to maximize such a cool and creative concept!