Posted in Photo of the Day, tagged abstract, detail, drops, fountain, haze, macro, rainbow, splash, water on April 23, 2012 |
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“Fountain Rainbow” : Tokyo, 18th March 2012
I walked around the grounds of the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, only to be disappointed in finding that the eastern section, the only part normally open to the public, was closed due to it being a national holiday.
Nearby, however, I found an interesting little park with a fountain, which although not too exciting in itself, proved to be a rich hunting ground for interesting details like this tiny rainbow suspended in the cascading droplets.
Of course, this is flawed in that I didn’t use a high enough shutter speed to properly freeze the liquid, but still I think it makes for an interesting warm, fuzzy kind of image more akin to a canvas than a photograph.
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“Monochrome Monsoon” : Hiroshima, Japan, 16th July 2010
We normally associate monsoons with the Indian subcontinent or south east Asia, but Japan too has a rainy season which occupies six weeks or so at the beginning of summer.
This is a particularly vile period, as the temperatures are already hitting 30℃, so tempers are easily frayed by the excessive humidity and enforced stays at home (or at least for the unacclimatised gaijin, not the stoic natives).
One day last year I decided to record the downpour, so I sat down under the eaves of a balcony and tried a few shots of the rain cascading down in front of me…
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