Saturday, March 18, 2006

Droplets. Frozen.


Do you ever wonder what happens to images of water when they're frozen by a fast shutter speed and a flash?

So did I. So I (carefully) played in the shower and conjured up this image. Click on the picture to zoom in.

Something tells me my lenses and I will be spending more time around moving water in the near future.

30 comments:

T. said...

Nice image. Try water dropping into a bowl, for the ripple effect. Use a fast shutter speed. Works great. Michele sent me.

barbie2be said...

that's an awesome shot! here from where else... michele's. :)

srp said...

Or you can catch a single droplet on it's way down. They have many differents shapes. Cool picture.
Here from Michele.

Shelli said...

That is really cool. I love it. You come up with the best stuff, Carmi.

Canadian Mark said...

"Burst shot" mode is good for this sort of thing, if your camera supports it, and there's enough light available.

Good luck in the polls :-)

jafer said...

That is so neat - I love the diamond-like look to some of the droplets

rob said...

Reminiscent of the effect that occurs when film makers slow down the shutter speed.

Me sent me.

Mrs. Fun said...

oh i have many moving water images, love them. Sprinklers are fun.

Plumkrazzee said...

Anybody ever wonder what 10 inches of snowfall in an 8 hour time period looks like? That's what I woke up to! I took a pic, you might like it....my flowers aren't so thrilled, though.

deana said...

Water is one of the greatest photo subjects I think. Whether the glistening waters of a lake or a river tumbling or droplets as you have. It is hard to get that just right and you have done a great job.

K Jones said...

Uhh, Carmi, I usually am right with you, but I fail to see the point in this one. LOL. Here from Michele's this time.

jennypenny said...

lol when you said you were playing in the shower i wasn't sure what to expect! haha OH.. wait you were taking pictures of water, that is totally not dirty. sorry, i tend to take things to the gutter. :)

utenzi said...

Michele sent me, Carmi.

I just bought a new digital camera via the net last night. It's not a real good one, just something to use until I get a good one. But I think I'll be playing with it like you did with the water droplets. The neatest thing for me about your picture here is that you can see the reflection of the flash on some of the droplets but not nearly all of them--indicating that they're not uniform at all. Great picture, Carmi.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Beautiful photo, as always Carmi. The simplest things become fascinating through the eye of an artist...and THAT you are, with words and with pictures!
Have a lovely Sunday Carmi...

Michele sent me to you today!

surcie said...

My husband loves to shoot waterfalls. Depending on the speed at which their shot, sometimes, you see the detail of drops, other times, it looks more like milk flowing down through rocks. I like this photo, Carmi! Keep up the great work.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Weird picture there, Carmi! Well done!

Here from Michelle.

surcie said...

I'm back via Michele.

Has there been a Canadian Idol yet?

srp said...

Here again from Michele. I hadn't noticed the refraction of the light into colors the first time around. Like flowing drops of sparkling diamonds. Wish diamonds came out of the showerhead each morning, don't you?

Angie said...

What a GREAT photo! I always wanted to be a photographer but I never had that artistic eye. I still take tons and tons of photos..mostly of my kids. :)

Michele sent me today.

surcie said...

I'm back via Michele.

Has there been a Canadian Idol yet?

I totally agree with you about Paula.

Lisa said...

You certainly did capture a moment frozen in time, didn't you? That's a fabulous picture. Michele sent me today

Linda said...

You have GREAT talent with a camera! Your pictures tell stories and I like that...of course, this story about a camera in the shower...well...LOL!

Michele sent me, as you know!

Deb R said...

Beautiful shot! The droplets look like crystal beads.

Michele sent me.

Thumper said...

Niiiice....what kind of camera are you using? Point & Shoot, Digital SLR? I've got a really good P&S digital but I'm not sure I could get that photo. And P&S just isn't that good when you're trying to take pictures of cats...

Here via Michele's this time :)

margalit said...

Camera in the shower? Hmmmmm. There are so many things to say about this, but I'll simply say that the pic is interesting, but I think you can do better. Here via Michele doing the right thing and leaving comments, as always.

Courtney said...

Great shot Carmi. Here via Michele this time around.

atpanda said...

Water is one of my most favorite things to take pictures of. I did a project for the house that was all man-made water features (no fountains that spit up in the air!). I like features that shape the water. Can't wait to see what else you come up with!
Oh, and kids NEED a dog! :-)

jude said...

cool. you can definitely see the angle of the rain fall when stopping time with your camera.

Sandy said...

This photo is magical.

I'm glad you've found another genre to explore. Your obession with your camera makes me smile. I always enjoy looking at the results.

Killired said...

VERY cool! you are a great photographer!