Remembering that I bought my 30mm lens for close-ups and so with time on my hands, I pointed the camera at water spouts in a miniature fountain.
water should not be flat water should not be smooth water should not be empty water should not have a shape there is no shape of waterThe Shape of Water ~ Guillermo del Toro
12 thoughts on “the shape of water”
So soothing to look at these images while we bake here in Shropshire. Water is such a paradoxical element – we say ‘weak as water’ and yet it is the most powerful natural force.Here you have also captured its magic looks.
the image shapes brought to mind ‘the glass menagerie’ & Laura with her precious collection but as you say water is powerful (& glass is brittle)
“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.”
― Lao Tzu”
p.s. yes it is hot even here today!
Interesting images…brings to mind melting ice. What shutter speed did you use?
It was between 1/250 & 1/320
This is a really interesting post because I’m finding the images repellent . . . and I would never have expected to find any image of water repellent. Funny what photography can do1
every one has different taste – for me its part jelly and part glass look
That’s exactly it. It’s like glass turning into jelly. Sort of science fictiony. Fascinating.
I see what you mean – something like the Quatermass experiment
Jelly yes – the disconcerting illusion of the camera freezing motion. Yet the water, is not frozen.
a shape frozen in time and like clouds it will probably never repeat this
Oh, but if beauty had a shape, it would be this! Diaphanous creatures brought to life by your lenses! 🤗😘
glad you can see the beauty Marina – thank you – I am attracted to the shapes which also summon a desire for the tactile
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