Monday, February 27, 2012


Water Beads RS 
"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water." ~Loran Eisely

Long before I ever picked up a camera, water has been a huge source of inspiration. I remember as a young child, I loved playing in the sprinkler on a hot summer day. If I was lucky, the water would catch the sun's reflection and create a beautiful rainbow.

As a teenager, my parents sent me to camp during the summer. The camp I attended was located on a river, so we spent most of our days sailing. I remember waking up each day, running outside and feeling the breeze hit my face. We lived for those windy days...and the chance go to go on an adventure. But even on those calm days, there was nothing better than laying on the edge of our boats and watching the reflection change in the water. Those were the days.

I don't get to spend nearly as much time in/on the water as I did when I was young. The beach is a short two hour drive away and we are surrounded by lakes, but we just don't seem to go like we once did. So, I create the magic I once experienced as a child in my home. I turn on the faucet and let my camera become a portal into another world (okay, so that's a bit of a stretch, but you get the point). In so many cases, I find myself sitting there for what seems like hours soaking up every moment. And much like Kyla-UK's shot below, if I'm patient enough, I not only capture beautiful water droplets...I capture art.

Until next time,
Ashley of Ramblings and Photos
Macro droplets - stripes
Macro droplets by Kyla-UK


Gilly said...

Two gorgeous shots; I love both of these.

shirley said...

Totally inspiring. Need to get out that macro lens now and shoot some water drops.

Anna said...

Hi Ashley,
Love these captures!!! Water droplets and a macro lens are one of my favorite subjects to shoot. It takes a bit of technical know-how and just the right reflections to make an interesting piece.

seabluelee said...

I'm crazy for water too, probably the result of having grown up in the desert. Love both of these shots - each amazing in its own way.

Kirstin said...

I bought my macro lens so I could take water droplet shots and still have to take any. Thank you for inspiring me, Ashley. x

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