the shape of water

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 water

The Shape of Water ~ Guillermo del Toro

12 Comments on “the shape of water

  1. 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!


  2. Interesting images…brings to mind melting ice. What shutter speed did you use?


  3. 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


  4. Jelly yes – the disconcerting illusion of the camera freezing motion. Yet the water, is not frozen.


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