Mesmeric

by Helen Hooker February. 01, 2017 1385 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 2 years, 4 months ago

Love this in B&W!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Laila Skauge 2 years, 4 months ago

Thank you Laila!

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Quatisha Williams 2 years, 4 months 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.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Quatisha Williams 2 years, 4 months ago

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

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

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

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Antonio

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Kay Hooker 2 years, 4 months ago

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

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 2 years, 4 months ago

Yes, it makes a wonderful abstract design!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Becky Brannon 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Becky - nature knows best! 😊

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

Great technique & result! Lovely!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

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

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Helen Hooker 2 years, 4 months ago

My pleasure!

:=D

Cheers!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Loren Knoppi 2 years, 4 months 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

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker Replied to Loren Knoppi 2 years, 4 months ago

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

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