Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Surface Tension

With the return of the rains I was pondering photo opportunities, when my gutter began to overflow again in the torrential downpour.

With the aim of capturing a better raindrop ( see June 21st post), I managed to get the following shots.

Water, being a "sticky" molecule, has properties allowing the surface tension that permits it to behave in the ways illustrated here.

These properties are vital to life on this planet, one in particular being the fact that water in its frozen state floats on its liquid state. If it didn't, ice would sink to depths not allowing a melt. This would cause a build up effect that would see our world a much different place.

Looking like marbles, this shot is in fact a stream of water droplets.
All photos were captured, with flash, at 1/1000 sec, f8, ISO50.

1 comment:

  1. Stunning photos of the water droplets.
    Thanks for sharing your camera settings.


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