Thursday, February 25, 2010

(Day 56) Patience ...

... is something that's learned, not taught. And even if it's been learned, it isn't always exercised. However, for today's photo, patience (and perhaps some luck) paid off by the pond. Even though it snowed all day, the snow on the bridge over the pond was melting due to relatively mild temperatures, and the drops falling from the bridge caught my eye. So I aimed the lens at the area of greatest drop activity and took a series of shots. One of them captured the magic moment.

(70-200mm  f4  1/1250 sec  ISO800)

16 comments:

M. Hassan said...

A perfect use of the "rule of thirds".

Great capture mate!

Rick de Zoete said...

@M.Hassan - thanks for your comment. (sometimes I'm good, sometimes I'm lucky - trying to be more of the 1st :)

Scott (AKA Bull Rhino) said...

That's even hard when you have a little control over the drops. Amazing when you're waiting for snow to melt! Great shot. Keep up the good work.

Rick de Zoete said...

@Scott - thank you for the comment and encouragement.

Photog Ave said...

Awesome picture!

I'm sure it did take a lot of patience.
Wonderful wonderful job!

['รด ] Avery

Rick de Zoete said...

Thank you Avery.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely one of your most beautiful! And your patience well wortwhile :)

Rick de Zoete said...

@Anonymous - thank you - I appreciate the compliment; glad you enjoyed it.

Daniel Antunes said...

Great capture! I'm also thinking about trying a shot like this one of these days. I hope I can get the awesome result you got there. Congratulations.

Rick de Zoete said...

@Daniel - thank you. I'll be checking your site to see your results - I'm sure it will be awesome.

Kerri said...

You don't have a space for "LOVE IT" - and I more than Like it! So I cliked "cool".
This is a wonderful catch!

Rick de Zoete said...

@Kerri - thank you; maybe I should change 'like it' to 'love it' ;)

Julia said...

Very cool shot!! Good work on practicing patience! Now try it with your wife....lol

Rick said...

@Julia - thanks for the compliment, I think. BTW - this is a photography blog, not a marriage counseling blog :)

Kyria said...

That is an awesome shot. Your patience really paid off.

Rick said...

Thank you Kyria.