by Helen Hooker February. 01, 2017 1480 views

After a winter of many frosts the rain arrived today and I spent a very quiet day working in the forest cafe, watching raindrops falling in the puddles.  There was something mesmerising about the endless concentric circles they formed which struck me as being photogenic.  Between customers I sneaked out into the precipitation with my camera and shot off some frames.  I picked a fast shutter speed, to freeze the circular patterns, and used burst mode in the hope I might capture an interesting combination of circles in one of my frames.  This one caught my eye and I plumped for a black and white conversion to focus the eye on those mesmeric patterns.

1 February 2017

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Laila Skauge 3 years ago

Love this in B&W!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Laila Skauge 3 years ago

Thank you Laila!

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Quatisha Williams 3 years ago

I always enjoy photos that have a lot of patterns and repetition. The B&W allows good contrast and helps viewers focus on the circular shapes.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Quatisha Williams 3 years ago

Thanks Quatisha - I thought the monochrome helped bring out the patterns too

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Antonio Gil 3 years ago

Love the patterns, and it looks great in B&W

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Helen Hooker Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years ago

Thanks Antonio

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Kay Hooker 3 years ago

How wonderful. Never looked at falling rain like this before, almost beautiful. Well done Helen.

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Becky Brannon 3 years ago

Yes, it makes a wonderful abstract design!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Becky Brannon 3 years ago

Thanks Becky - nature knows best! 😊

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Jay Boggess 3 years ago

Great technique & result! Lovely!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years ago

Thank you Jay - at least some good came from the rain!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Helen Hooker 3 years ago

My pleasure!



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Loren Knoppi 3 years ago

How beautiful! I love that you took something so "ordinary" and made it to where I will never bypass a puddle again without looking to see what artistic show it has

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Helen Hooker Replied to Loren Knoppi 3 years ago

Thank you Loren - it's amazing what beautiful patterns can be found if you look hard enough

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