Sunday, March 6, 2011

Struck by the light

I was reviewing some of my photo folders tonight and I was struck by what the camera captured in one particular photo that I likely hadn't seen with the naked eye. Our pond yielded many photo opportunities while I was doing a 365 project last year, and there were days when I had more than enough raw material to satisfy the project requirements of posting one photo.

I thought I was capturing bubbles as they sailed across the surface of the pond, however, I was surprised by what I hadn't seen.

(70-200mm  f5.6  1/800 sec  ISO200)

click on photo to enlarge

26 comments:

darlin said...

Rick this is fascinating, what are the bubbles created by?

Rick said...

Hi Darlene - I'm just catching up on comments and was starting to do the blog rounds when I saw your comment. We have 2 ponds at home with a little series of waterfalls between them which creates the bubbles in the bottom pond.

Marty said...

wonderful Rick ! just wonderful !
ces reflets et ces petites lumières qui
scintillent sur les bulles ! wow comme
c'est beau ! j'adore !
bon dimanche cher Rick et
plein de bubble bisous

darlin said...

Wow, that must be nice to sit and watch! Very nice Rick.

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful. I like the reflections.

mariiana capela fotografia said...

It torned out nice. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is one of those little surprises.I love it when that happens.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

The sunlight reflecting on the bubbles is superb!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Oh wow! I was certainly struck by this too. It turned out amazing.

Soraia B. said...

Love it! :D

Dawn said...

Looks like gold in that water!
Funny what we miss when we have our mind in a certain frame.
Thinking outside of it always seems to reveal new treasures!
Lovely Bubbles-and-More capture:)

Tammy said...

I have seen bubbles like this in still and stagnet ponds too, i think probably produced by the gasses released by the plants/algae. I too have taken shots of these bubbles. There is just something facinating about them.

Scott said...

Great job on the depth of field on this. Nice shot.

imac said...

Tis a wonderful sight Rick.

Farmchick said...

What a great unexpected shot.

Leovi said...

Excellent composition with a magníficent processing and an attráctive abstract language.

Rick said...

Marty - thank you for your visit and lovely words ! I wish you a wonderful week, and send bisous des lumières to you !

Darlene - I do spend time there - with and without the camera ;-)

Thank you for visiting and your kind words, Hilda.

Thanks, Mariiana.

Rick said...

A little hidden photographic gift - I too love it when it happens. Thanks Ruth.

A stroke of luck (?) Karin - thank you.

Thanks Elizabeth - sometimes little gems like that appear.

Thank you Soraia !

Rick said...

You're right Dawn - we often miss something right before us because we look past it (although I'm not sure I would have seen these sparkles ;-)

These were created by a series of little waterfalls where one pond falls into another, but you're right that gases can also cause this where there's decaying vegetation in the water. Thanks Tammy.

Thank you Scott - I usually resort to a tripod when I'm focusing on a particular object (the sprkles of light were just a bonus).

Rick said...

Glad to delight, Stewart ;-)

Thanks Farmchick - I certainly never expected this outcome !

Thank you Leovi (btw - this shot was SOOC).

Rick said...

Note to anyone reading this - I'm leaving shortly for the airport to pick up my daughter, her husband and our 2 granddaughters, who will be with us for 10 glorious days. I expect that my time to post, respond to your comments, and visit your blogs will be significantly curtailed.

If I don't happen by for a while, I haven't forgotten. I will of course sneak over to my computer when I can to read your comments, for which I am always very appreciative.

magda said...

Oooo, Rick
This is great news !!!
I wish you to have a great time with your family!
Sure, your grandchildren will be proud of you for your blog!!!
As for your picture, this is art and great!
Warm greetings in all your family !

Cat said...

Have a wonderful visit with your family...those visits are what life is all about right?! Beautiful shot!

Rick said...

Thank you very much, Magda ! We've already had a great first day (everyone is in bed so I can check my blog tonight). Have a wonderful week.

Absolutely right Cat ! I still found a little time (late at night) to come here to respond. Thanks for your visit and nice comment !

Avery said...

Lovely shot!
(I'm catching up ; )

Rick said...

Thank you, Avery (I am too ;-)