Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Day 50: Corner View--Water

There's something about the sound of water washing up on a beach or over rocks in a stream that soothes and calms like nothing else does.  Growing up at the edge of a freshwater lake, I know I was spoiled.  Even now, whenever I get close to water, I feel a sense of peace and relaxation and the atmosphere for meditation that I can't find anywhere else.

Here are a few water photos.  The first ones show the calmness of water, and the last ones area couple that I took when I first got my new camera.  I knew that I could learn how to freeze water, so spent quite a bit of time figuring it out one day this summer.  I just have to show it off!

And now for something completely different:

For more corner views, zip over to Dana's place.  She is being so good as to host while Jane is away.


Anonymous said...

Am glad that this was a view with corners, as in a round place one wouldn't be able to grind thoughts.

Wonderful and impressive, as well as its photography.

Joyce said...

Beautiful water shots. My fav is capturing the drop out of the faucet! xoxo

hamoore3 said...

Should have polished my water faucet I see! Nice pictures of the water on the rocks.

Tia said...

these are beautiful! i love the faucet ones.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos! I know it'd take me more than just a summer day, but I see it's worth it!

Kathryn said...

The water droplet is FABULOUS!

Totally awesome and so unique!

I love water, too....beautiful photos!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Wonderful pictures !!!

When Pigs Fly said...

Very cool. I love to look at your pictures to get ideas. You need to start giving little how to's on your site.

Allegria said...

Robert: Hey! Glad you stopped by. Grinding thoughts--intriguing thought. I enjoy your take on things--always gives me something to ponder.

Joyce: It was fun to do. I didn't know the drop broke up into perfect little circles like that when it came out of the tap. It was completely unexpected!

Sis: HA! It's no worse than mine--better, probably.

Tia: Thanks! This was the first time I messed around with making water all white and cotton candy looking like that. It's so fun to try new effects!

fuoribogo: It was more an exercise to see whether I could do it. I'm not sure how often I'll use that technique, although I came across a blog the other day where someone was outside and took a picture of mud coming out of a boot where she froze the mud. Very cool. I'll try to find it and link to it in my post later today.

Kathryn: Thanks! Harumph--here I take these nice pictures of the water flowing over the rocks, and everyone chooses the kitchen sink as their fave. :oD Maybe I'll take a photo of my fridge next...I've already done the toilet.

Otli: Thanks so mcuh! Always nice to see your "face" on here. :o)

When Pigs Fly: How to's? I just read my camera owners manual and tried to push the limits on each suggestion. I'll post later today in my daily blurb how I did the water droplet--but truly, it was just a lot of trial and error, and probably would be somewhat the same if I were to try again. :o)

Kari said...

beautiful photos.

iLikeToWrite said...

Great shots of water! I espescially like the last one! I love photos that just seem to freeze time =]