It rained today . . . so I took a few photos.
Before I post the photos, a music video to help pass the time:
In between actual rain falling, I shot a few sight . . .
What I mean is that as quick as my reflexes are, I’m not fast enough to catch a raindrop in midair if I wait for it to fall. Gravity, my friends, accelerates that drop without any consideration for my reflexes.
Instead, I start shooting a second or two before it looks like the drop is about to fall and I just hold down the shutter release . . . that shutter sounds like a machine gun and before I know it Ihave 10-20 photos. One of them is the above and the rest I get rid of.
Except, I noticed something. On the next drop to fall, I saved both the shot of the drop falling and of the drop just before it separated from the shepard’s hook.
Here’s a drop falling from the lattice and making a splash on water on the launger.
What’s up with that, then?
So, when drop hits the water, it makes a crater. I wasn’t lucky to capture a good one but the typical shape created when it hits is that of a crown, something that can be seen in these photos . . .
I’m guessing a drop in reverse happens due to the surface tension of the water being stronger at the base of the column. Meaning, it leaves a bit of water stranded at the top and the surface tension of that bit of water forms a sphere.
The next photo illustrates what happens next . . . the colums drops and forms another hole while the sphere is still in the process of raising (or right at the apex) and it thus looks like it’s hovering above the water . . . which it is . . . but a tiny moment in time.
Here are a few more shots of drops hitting the water surface and the immediate aftermath.
You can click on any of the photos for a larger version. Also, here’s a gallery of the above photos presented in random order.
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