Posts Tagged ‘water’
We’ve featured photographs of paintings and candies captured in drops of water before, but photographer Markus Reugels‘ water drops double as planets. By photographing drops of water in front of images of Earth and the moon, he’s able to transform the liquid spheres into beautiful worlds.
Flickr user Henrique Feliciano Silva made this neat photograph by hollowing out a light bulb, filling it with water, hanging it upside down on his balcony, and shooting his neighborhood through it with a shallow depth of field.
While on vacation in Ohio, Flickr user Greg Smith spotted and photographed something neat: the water, rust and grime had created an accidental Western scene on the side of the pier! It’s a cowboy on a horse, in a field, at sunset, with tree silhouettes in the horizon and wispy clouds in the sky.
For his project Lakes and Reservoirs, photographer Matthew Brandt exposed using both light and water — after shooting photos of each lake or reservoir (i.e. exposing with light), he made a chromogenic print and then soaked the photo in the water that was photographed, thus exposing it to water.
Forget throwing water balloons at people’s faces — if you ever get your hands on a super expensive slow-motion camera, tossing around water is awesome enough. Shinchi Maruyama is an artist that photographs hand-tossed liquid sculptures using a Phase One P45 camera and a Broncolor Strobe. He also used a high-speed camera to capture video of sculptures being “made”. The results are beautiful.
Olympus recently filed a patent in Japan for a novel lens feature that shakes the front element in order to remove droplets of water.
Filters would obviously render the shaking feature useless on a DSLR system, but for a smaller compact camera designed to be waterproof and rugged, this feature would probably come in handy.
The patent also seems to indicate that the shaking would occur during autofocusing, so the lens would be cleared of water immediately before the camera exposes a shot.
What are your thoughts on this potential future feature?
(via Photo Rumors)
Photojournalists Mary Chind of The Des Moines Register and Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post won Pulitzer Prizes this year in photography.
Chind’s photo of a harrowing water rescue photo won as the Best Breaking News Photograph. The photo, published July 1, 2009, shows a construction worker dangling above the rapids of a dam, in an attempt to reach a victim in the water. The Pulitzer board say the photo captured “a heart-stopping moment.”
The victim and her husband had gone over the edge of the dam on a boat. Rescuers could not reach the pair with a crane. According to the National Press Photographer Association, Chind took the photo from a nearby bank crowded with rescue workers and firefighters. A worker in a makeshift rig was lowered down towards the water and managed to save the woman after several attempts.
Walker won the Best Feature Photography for his intimate photo essay of a teenager, Ian Fisher, as he entered the Army. Walker documented the young man for 27 months, following him as he recruited, trained, was deployed to Iraq, and finally returned.
The Pulitzer board described Walker’s work as “an intimate portrait of a teenager who joins the Army at the height of insurgent violence in Iraq, poignantly searching for meaning and manhood.” Color versions of Walker’s essay can be seen on the Pulitzer website and the multimedia package can be seen on the Post’s website.
Image Credits: River Rescue in Downtown Des Moines by Mary Chind and American Soldier by Craig F. Walker
We came across some work by Maciej Leszczynski the other day, and wanted to share it with all of you. We’ll let the photographs speak for themselves.
Leszczynski tells us,
Born 1986, I’m Polish, actually live in Sopot at Baltic coast. I’m biologist and self-taught photographer. I specialize in black & white photography, but sometimes I love capture in color as well. I’m trying to create simple, peace, balanced images where pure form, harmony and composition are essential. To achieve these I’m frequently using long exposure technique.
Visit his website to see more of his work.