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Light rain is falling over the swimming pool.

Occasionally, a large drop hits the water and creates a temporary bubble which, during its short life, performs as a lens which gives an alternative view of the bottom of the swimming pool.

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Light rain is falling over the swimming pool.

Occasionally, a large drop hits the water and creates a temporary bubble which, during its short life, performs as a lens which gives an alternative view of the bottom of the swimming pool.

comments (13)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2007, 00:24
This is a very clever capture. I like the lens distorting the geometric pattern. Well seen!
Ray: Thanks, Martin.
I passed the swimming pool on the way back to my apartment after gym this morning. Stood in the light rain and watched these bubbles, which have a lifespan of 0.5 to 3.0 seconds. Suddenly decided I might try to "capture" one...and was very happy I made the sprint for the camera.
This photo of an alien space ship is going to my likeys.
Ray: That's funny, Mary. I actually thought about giving this image a title with "Alien" in it.
Genial! Very nice! And a good idea! LIKEY!
Ray: Thanks, Jose. I am so pleased you like it.
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2007, 03:34
That's what I like about you, ray. You invent a subject for your pictures and you go for it. The results are just fantastic!
Ray: Thanks for your very generous remarks, VZ.
I have a feeling the discipline of getting a picture into the photoblog every day is having a beneficial effect on me...I seem to be more aware of the beauty all around me in what I have previously not been bothered to study.
Fascinating!
Ray: Yes...that is basically what I thought when I got the image onto a big computer monitor. Thanks, Karen.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 20 Oct 2007, 06:25
I like the vision that you have displayed here Ray, a well spotted and captured photo opp. I think that I would have liked a bit more sharpness on the bubble, but still a super shot mate. Many regards, Neil.
Ray: Thanks, Neil.
You are very observant...the surface of the bubble could have done with a bit more sharpness. I will try harder next time...I promise.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 20 Oct 2007, 07:32
Man! The things you find, see, and capture, Ray. You are the proverbial person who came, saw and conquered!!! I love it.
Ray: I think I am starting to see it, Ginnie, but feel I still have a way to go before the eyes are wide open.
Thank you for your very generous remarks.
Very well done and strange result : This is a good idea !!
Ray: It is what I expected, Zebigleb, except that the lens effect is even more than anticipated.
Amazing! Your ideas are very unique. (:o)
Ray: Thanks, Rosalyn.
I think my awareness of stuff around me has been quite sensitised by my new-found passion for photography. A few more years of this and I should be able to get some really interesting grabs.
Unbelievable. What a great shot!
Ray: A simple subject, but a quite complex outcome. Thank you, Standley.
  • mal
  • 20 Oct 2007, 12:33
fantastic echo pattern ray - really clever work. mal
Ray: I thought it might be interesting, mal, but it turned out even better than I had hoped. There isn't a lot of time to set up the shot, when the half-life of the bubble is about 1.5seconds.
Well spotted again! V original.
Ray: Thanks, Nigel. It is a bit different.
  • Lesley
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 21 Oct 2007, 00:02
Great catch! What an original idea!
Ray: Ha Ha! Couldn't find a bug to shoot, so had to look for other things, lesley.

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